Sunday, June 19, 2011
Drift Checks Me Out
I made it to the barn very briefly yesterday to say hi to my horses while they were in their stalls having dinner. Pie was Pie - very sweet and friendly. He apparently got a bit warm and had been brought in a bit early - the heat index made it up to the upper 80sF - and his back seemed a bit tight to me, but he was eating and didn't seem uncomfortable. Dawn was Dawn - she's in heat (again) and was happy to take my treats but somewhat, shall we say, distracted. Drift was very friendly. And then he did something very interesting. I have lots of cuts and abrasions - on my face, my left knee and my right hand, to name some. Drift very carefully sniffed me all over, paying particular attention to my exposed cuts and scrapes and my left shoulder area, where the worst injuries are, and my face and neck. And then he tried to clean the abrasions on my right hand by licking them - I didn't let him do that as the skin is still very raw and I need to minimize the risk of infection. He had clearly assessed the situation and was trying to help - he's a very sweet boy!