|This is what it looks like when I'm gone for a week...|
This week I'm on vacation in St. Augustine, Florida. I was really torn about leaving Alex for 7+ days while he has this skin infection (crud) going on and I was still uncertain about his back soundness, but I didn't have much of a choice. Luckily for me E, my barn buddy graciously agreed to keep an eye on the big guy and give him a few scrubs to keep the crud from taking back over. This is the longest I've ever left Alex (our previous record was 5 days) and I have to admit I was/am a little nervous. BUT, I know E will take great care of him in my absence, so really there's nothing to worry about :-)
On another subject, June 1, 2013 marked one year together for Alex and I. It has been a roller coaster of a year from the never ending abscesses to the hock injections/back injections and crud, but it's all been worth it... The planner in me feels like we haven't accomplished much, but then I have to remember the first year coming off the track for an OTTB is full of ups and downs... AND... we'll get there.
I love my big man more every day and hopefully we're going to get back on track once the crud is defeated. Can you tell I already miss him? ;-)