The finger is doing much better, although it is stiff and a bit swollen every morning when I wake up (especially if I've ridden the day before) and if you look at it from the side you can see that I can't straighten out the tip completely anymore. It will probably be like this from now on, as any injury after 40 -- humph-- won't heal quite right.
Miss now has staples in the cut in her nose, the stitches in the middle of the cut came loose and she had a pretty big bump there, but it isn't infected and isn't affecting either her appetite (that girl does love her food!) or her performance in the ring. I'm now walking and trotting on my own after a couple of lessons on the lunge line and I am just thrilled with her progress. She will stand at the cross ties for tacking up and at the mounting block like a champ. Willow tells me we are now beyond the point where she was trained before -- 3 years ago -- and she is relishing having a job. She's still a bit of a spaz at the canter, especially to the left, but once she settles in she drops her head. I took my first lesson on June 5th last year...so much has happened in a year! Willow says I was on the accelerated plan.
Ruby is growing like a weed and is becoming quite friendly, which makes it harder to take her picture since she runs right up to me every time she sees me! Here's a shot I took of her imitating her mama Roxie. Missy's big sister Sara is due within the next two weeks. She's huge! Poor thing. This is going to be a very big baby.
After a bit of a health scare in which Tucker lost a lot of weight, his thyroid meds were adjusted down and he is now out of the danger zone. We went to the dog park yesterday. How we all love this place! It's the only off-leash park in our county that is actually a park, as opposed to a cyclone-fenced parking lot with redwood chips and a hose.
More good news to come.