9.28.2010

Horse Caught in a Fence Call

**Graphic Picture Notice** The emergency phone rang just as soon as Brandon pulled in the driveway from work this evening, so I promptly got right back in the truck with him and off we went. I know this photo of the sun looks bad, but I wanted to capture these moments exactly how they are. Through the dirty windshield of a farm truck. It's one of the most breathtaking views you'll ever see-in this country girl's opinion. So, I also had to capture a picture of Brandon driving the farm truck. He loves this truck. When we ride in it the music we listen to is the hum of the diesel engine and the wind blowing through the windows. We love it. We really enjoy these times and I will always cherish the memories we have of making farm calls together. I thank God for these opportunities and for my life. There is nothing else I'd rather be doing and no one else I'd rather be with. We had a horse emergency about 45 min. away from our house. The farm was absolutely gorgeous, and so was the sunset.This poor horse had gotten caught in a barbwire fence for at least 2 days and shredded itself up trying to get out. She was so good during the entire process of cleaning, stitching, sewing, and medicating. She never once tried to kick or bite. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. I will say I am so proud of my husband for being so calm, patient, and willing to tackle this sort of case. Most Vets would send this to a referral institute in a heartbeat, but we don't really have that option with our clients given this economy. The nearest referral center is the UGA Vet school, which is a good 3 1/2 hours away pulling a horse/cattle trailer. These people down here depend on the vets to do everything they can, and they are so appreciative. We pray that this horse heals properly and quickly.So, on another note, this was supposed to be our menu for the week...I know, food and gory pictures in the same post...we've had to get over that around here.Monday night's breakfast casserole pictured above.As you can see, tonight the steaks didn't make it to the table-or even the grill after that farm call. Fortunately, I had already prepared the pasta and salad earlier in the day, so at least that was ready. So, needless to say, I don't know if this menu is going to actually make it this week...we shall see. This is why I don't usually make menus, or detailed plans for that matter. God is going to do it His way regardless, so I just take it day by day. That's part of being a Veterinarian's wife, I suppose. Good thing I despise routine! The simplify candle just seemed to sum it up last night. Simplify. "Bless all his skills, O LORD, and be pleased with the work of his hands." Deuteronomy 33:11

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful sunset pictures as always! That poor horse :( I sure hope she heals quickly!

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  2. Aw, that poor horse :(- I love how animals can tell when you're trying to help, and how you view the simple moments in life the same way I do!

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  3. Haha Stephen got called for that emergency first, I think ... told them they were pretty far from us and that it would cost a mint - so he encouraged them to call a closer vet. I think Stephen called Brandon but couldn't get a hold of him, and then the lady called back and said another vet (closer to the area) called back. Must have been your hubby after all :) Great work Dr. Brandon!

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  4. I know this is a very old post but I was looking for recipes and stumbled across this page. I was wondering if you could please possibly email me the recipe for the breakfast casserole and the Chicken casserole salad? I recently started blogging and love reading yours! I love seeing the animal appointments too! Let me know :)

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