- Kooler's Blue Holly. Registered QH
now living in Texas with Susan!!
- (That's Renee giving her a bath before
she went to Texas.)
New Pictures 1/5/00
5/6/01 - Long time, no email. I thought you might like to
know how Ms. Holly is doing these days. She is wonderful! Very
mellow. It's amazing how your non-human friends pick up on your
stress, isn't it? Holly and her pony friends immediately got so
mellow that we started calling them the "laid back hippie
mares." *laugh* The 2nd week of January we discovered Holly
laying flat out on her side and sleeping! This was big news, as
the only time we had seem laying down before that was when I wormed
her with Ivermectin and it made her so sick for about 36 hours.
Due to Brett's traveling, we come and go at all hours and had
never seen her laying down and sleeping. Now she sleeps and we've
seen no more Narcolepsy symptoms. Not one! Can you imagine what
a relief that is?? She still dozes standing up, but nothing scary
a new friend. A wild male mallard duck who moved in with us in
March. He spends the day in our pond and eats dinner with her
every evening. He's a very funny duck, especially to be a wild
one. He's seems half tame, but obviously has never had bread thrown
to him like a park duck. They are so funny eating out of opposite
sides of the same pan of grain. Holly was very curious about him
and careful around him at first. Then one day he arrived after
the grain was eaten and got really ticked and bossy with her.
Hissing in her face, flapping and quacking, as she tried to eat
her hay. Surprising, since he is smaller than her head! She kept
pinning her ears and gesturing at him, but he didn't leave until
she tried her standing too close trick. She hasn't been so interested
in him since, and doesn't put up with much from him now. They
still eat together, as long as he remembers who the guest is.
We humans still enjoy having him around, though.
doing well. I read your board every few days. Nice group of people.
I'm very glad Holly has over 200 foster siblings out there!
- Holly is doing fine. She leads an uneventful life. Not boring,
because there's plenty of wildlife and cats and whatall to visit
with, but it's all the same old stuff.
something the other day. Holly hasn't had a nosebleed since I
quit XXXXXX. I don't know when they started, but they were getting
very regular at the end of my XXXXXX time. The vet wanted me to
bring into the clinic to scope her, but I elected to put it off.
And it hasn't come back. I do think that wonderful horse was trying
to tell me something. And I rarely see any narcolepsy now, either.
But you should know that she is a very talented narcoleptic! Recently
our farrier, Vernon, was working on her front right foot. I standing
in front of her and could only see her head. I moved to the side
and saw that she had her left rear foot cocked with essentially
no weight on it. She was standing on 2 feet. I was a little amazed
and stared for a few seconds. Well, that distraction was all the
time she needed to fall into a deep sleep. I have to catch her
before a certain point or she's really hard to wake up. Her head
went down to her knees and I started pulling up, left, right,
TALKING LOUDLY and tapping her head. I was afraid she would fall
on Vernon. Vernon just kept right on working. He's a retired DPS
sergeant. It takes more than a sleeping horse to worry him, even
if she is on 2 legs. I never did wake her up. I didn't manage
to unbalance her, either. When he put her foot down, she woke
up. That part is normal. But I think staying balanced on 2 legs
while someone moved her head around showed extraordinary talent!
She's great! Hopefully I can end you a picture soon. Brett got
a fancy new digital camera recently and has been meaning to take
horsie pics. But he and the camera are in Japan right now.
Well, I'd better stop babbling at you. Give Moses a hug from me.
And that little Dot, too. She's a cutie! Oh, just give everybody
an extra hug for me. Tell them about Holly. I'm going to remind
her about her Auntie Gail in the morning and tell her all about
the TIER horses. I predict she makes a perturbed face at least
once and does some chewing and smacking while she worries that
those horses are coming to live with us! I'll explain it to her.
They're staying there, but she can think healing thoughts for