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For the quad horsies, not for me. Farrier came this morning and trimmed up their feet. Everyone was nicely behaved, except that Tess and Archie each snatched a hoof away from him once. He says Tess is doing well for this time of year. She's been having dry contracted hooves in winter ever since I got her, but apparently between a feed supplement the vet suggested and regular applications of Hooflex she is finally near normal. She's also much more relaxed about having her feet handled and worked on. It used to be a challenge just for me to pick out the bottoms, and now she stands nicely for the farrier and lifts her feet when asked. She just doesn't always like having them held for too long.

I confess that I enjoy holding her head for this. She gets very affectionate and licks and slobbers all over me. ;D Probably sounds yucky to most of you but you're not horse mad the way I am.

So warm today that some of the mud in the driveway actually started to dry. Not from evaporation, I think, but from the ground thawing enough for the water to sink in rather than lying on top of a frozen layer of ice.

What with having skipped a couple of furry conventions and no plans to attend any more, I had thought about going to a hand spinner's gathering. SOAR, the Spin-Off Autumn Retreat is going to be in Delevan, Wisconsin this October. It sounded pretty cool until I saw some preliminary information on it. A room for three days would run $450 or more, and that's just the room. Then there's event registration plus individual fees for workshops, meals, and supplies. That's certainly not happening for me. Much too expensive. For that kind of money I could almost go to Feral (which I can't afford either.)

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Current Location: Soggy oak grove
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deffox From: deffox Date: March 4th, 2010 07:27 am (UTC) (Link)
No plans to attend any more furry cons? Did you burn out, or is it something like not liking the size of the local con?

I took a year or so off from cons. While the longer travel distance from my current location is a factor, my desire to go has been pretty low too.
altivo From: altivo Date: March 4th, 2010 12:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
No plans. It could change, but so far I'm not impressed. MFF has grown too large and the focus seems to have shifted away from the workshops and idea exchanges that interested me and into just a lot of noisy entertainment.

Looking at smaller cons within reasonable travel distance (I will not fly) they seem to have little or no programming at all and just amount to oversized furmeets. "Let's hang out and see what happens." Mostly that just doesn't appeal to me.

As the attendance has grown, the signal to noise ratio has declined while the cost of attending has risen. While there are friends I would like to see more often, this just doesn't seem like the way to achieve that.
From: avon_deer Date: March 4th, 2010 09:14 am (UTC) (Link)
i like horse licks too. Don't get them often though.
altivo From: altivo Date: March 4th, 2010 12:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
*slurps*
From: avon_deer Date: March 4th, 2010 12:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
*hugs around ya* :)

Thanks. :D
From: cabcat Date: March 4th, 2010 09:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Naughty Tess, Naughty Archie :)

It's probably not a natural position for her so she uncomfortable or a cramp perhaps. Awww how nice she gives you licks ^.^

You don't have a concrete drive? Kitty needs a concrete driveway so his freshly cleaned tyres don't get dirty :D

3 days for $450?? That better be a damn good room, plus more for reg, workshops and other things O.O
altivo From: altivo Date: March 4th, 2010 12:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
We live on a farm, not in town. Only rich people have paved drives out here, and rich I'm not. ;p
From: cabcat Date: March 4th, 2010 01:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Even if it's cheaply done and will only last about 5 years till it cracks and deteriorates to a point that you can't drive on it?
altivo From: altivo Date: March 4th, 2010 03:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nah, if it only lasts 5 years it isn't worth spending the money on it. If I make that sort of improvement, I want it to last long enough that I personally will not have to deal with it again.
schnee From: schnee Date: March 4th, 2010 10:12 am (UTC) (Link)
I confess that I enjoy holding her head for this. She gets very affectionate and licks and slobbers all over me. ;D Probably sounds yucky to most of you but you're not horse mad the way I am.

That doesn't sound yucky at all... in fact, it sounds very sweet. :)

Good to hear her hooves are better, too!
altivo From: altivo Date: March 4th, 2010 12:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I was really worried about her feet for a while. After she had that little foundering incident I've been afraid to ride for fear of putting too much stress on them, but this summer I'll have to get back into it.
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