Jack’s Walk

I call her Cocoa © Voyager, all rights reserved

Jack has been having problems with swelling and pain in his left shoulder. It’s likely arthritic, and it would be good for him to start taking an anti-inflammatory drug called Meloxin. Our first lab Lucy had a lot of joint problems and she took Meloxin for years with good effect and I want Jack to have equal comfort in his senior years. Trouble is, that Jack takes a steroidal allergy tablet every day because he’s allergic to grass, and the two drugs are incompatible so he can’t start it until the grass is dead and he stops the steroids. We see the Vet on Monday to discuss other options, but for now, Jack is limited to one short walk a day. He isn’t very happy about this state of affairs, especially since getting in and out of the car is difficult, and we’ve been sticking close to home. I can’t believe I’m actually saying this out loud, but I hope it snows soon. Sorry folks, but it’s going to come eventually, and the sooner all this lush green October grass goes to bed for the winter, the sooner my Bubba can have some fun again.

The photos are from last week.

Isn’t she beautiful? © Voyager, all rights reserved

This is Cocoa’s best friend, Nugget © Voyager, all rights reserved


  1. kestrel says

    A horse, squee! That’s a very neat color on the donkey. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one that color before.

  2. says

    Cocoa is pretty, but Nugget is amazing.
    Yeah, my big dream for winning the lottery is “get some donkeys and a couple of alpacas”.

  3. says

    When I was a kid I called all horses “nuu nuu”; I dunno why. But it worked so I stuck with it. A friend of mine claimed that it was Horse for “horse” and I had gotten lucky. I think they just listen to the tone of our voices. But “nuu nuu” seems popular with the lunkheads.

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