I think I worried Dr. Harper today by calling him (again)- but I was just reminding him to please send out the rest of the GastroGard.
Monday, June 4, 2007
Lester has quite the view doesn't he? I continue to increase his amount of hay. I added timothy/ alfalfa to to his diet and he LOVES it. I found that since it was heavier and more course it's easier to spread around his stall- something that Dr. Hanson suggest I do. He will barely touch the grass hay now :-p which I guess proves that he doesn't have that "starving" feeling anymore. I hope he hasn't forgotten to use his automatic waterer- he seems to always drink out of the bucket I provide now. With that bucket a lone I would guess he's drinking around 8- 12 gallons a day. I've added electrolytes to his senior feed as well and still put in a 1/4 of mineral oil or wet it down to a soupy mush. He grazes 3-4 times a day, for 30 minutes or longer. As you can see he has some new grazing companions:-) For the most part Lester will just happily graze, but he has started to get a little hyper now and then. It was really windy yesterday so he spooked really big at a tree. I'm obviously not a "grass expert"- every time I think I've found Less the perfect patch of grass he walks right over the top of it! (guess a dog could have pee-ed on that particular patch though and I don't know it). All in all it was a good weekend:-)