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Date:7/23/2014 8:14:58 PM
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Oh boy! I'm sorry I didn't blog last night. It kind of seems that Eddie's campaign has had lots of challenges!

I wasn't feeling that great last night so I even wrote Eddie's blog out fairly early. I was all prepared to start posting my blogs and zap, spark, poof, the internet went out. Apparently the battery in the UPS must have exploded. Blue flames were leaping out and burning brilliantly, causing lots of sparks and smoke.

I quickly pulled the plug and the fireworks died down. Unfortunately, the internet died down too. I tried resetting the modem and router and they worked for a few minutes and then fizzled out.

And then this morning I was up for about an hour and just felt too sick so I went back to bed. I hate spending the day in bed, especially when I have so much to do.

When I finally dragged myself out of bed I was able to fix the internet again. It took quite a few resets and combinations of button pressing.

But, I'm back. And here's the blog I wrote. (Adjusted to reflect today's perspective.)

Well, we had a wet couple of days. It's nice not to have to water anything for a bit. But if it goes back up to the 90s again it won't be long before the sprinklers are back to full-time work!

Eddie's knees are healing but the worst one looks a bit infected with some pus drainage. If it doesn't clear up in a couple of days I think he may need antibiotics. The vet is out of town right now but she'll prescribe them over the phone. Can you imagine, one large animal vet for an entire rural county? She's pretty busy!

Earlier this year I was lucky enough to be valedictorian of Horse College. I won a whole ton of really handy Absorbine products, including wound care products. At the time I didn't need them but they've sure come in handy now!

As we've established, Percherons are big. They are also big targets for pesky horse eating flies. The horse flies and deer flies have been pretty bad this season so I've been using fly spray fairly often on Eddie. A lot of that came in my prize package too! Nice!

For Pippin's sake there's an advantage to Eddie being a big target. He has hardly any flies on him. But then again, before we got Eddie Pippin didn't really attract them either. Before Eddie, flies were not really an issue. I guess even a fly is smart enough to know it's not worth the effort to suck on a tiny horse.

This week's poll was rather interesting. Anyone have any foal stories? I raised a foal. His name is Pippin! I've had him since he was a 4 month old weanling. Boy, he was CUTE!

Saturday was a special day for me. 4 years ago my favourite dog, Tiny, died. Yesterday would have been her birthday. I still miss that smart, loyal, little girl. On a happier note, our little Yorkshire Terrier, Kermit, turned 4 yesterday. Yes, they share a birthday!
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