Mille’s Birthday!

Today is Emilie’s birthday and she turns five years old! She got the best present I think she could imagine: Getting out of the surgery bandages! We were hoping to get her home tomorrow, but she’s displaying a teeny tiny bit of fever so they want to keep her an extra day or two, just to be on the safe side. I am cool with this — better safe than sorry!

Emilie’s biggest problem today was staying still. She’s used to being outdoors a lot, not being cooped up in a box. She danced, trotted, and at one point bucked in a small circle around Alvin. And here’s one more way I know I got the right horse: For all her antics, at no point was the lead rope ever tight. Dance, hop, and bounce, but stay close to my human. Meant we had to keep the visit to the outdoors brief, though, as not to tear her stitches.

We got the price guesstimate for her surgery today, too. Put together with Pilar’s sickness and eventual death, Emilie’s purchase, and three vet visits before hospitalisation, we’ve spent more than 100,000 DKr on horses this month. I am very, very happy that our economy is sound and our bank is being understanding because hell, that’s a lot of money.

And of course, it’s worth every penny.

Yes. That’s a 60 cm incision.
She’s lost weight during this ordeal. Not surprising, but I still look forward to her gaining a bit.
Look at the birthday baby. Five years!
Spring shedding has started. Grooming is sooooo goooooood.
Happy birthday, me!

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