Our main concern this week has been for the oldest canine resident of the Lazy Vegan...Mr. Toby. Suddenly he seems to be going downhill fairly rapidly - now when he falls, he FALLS - there is no getting up unless we help him. His back legs just do not have the strength. I'll be taking him to the vet this coming week to see if we can make him more comfortable with some low dose painkillers, and I have started to have "the conversation" with him that I had with Boulder & Solo before they passed - telling him it is "okay" to "go" and that he doesn't have to hold on for us. Having said that, he is still eating, sometimes wags his tail and enjoys going on short walks - so we aren't quite there yet, although I don't like the idea of leaving him at home unattended in case he falls! He's getting extra attention and warm heating pads at nap time and I think he appreciates all of it.
In other news, we bought an outdoor couch for the deck and love it so much that we just ordered the matching chairs! It is a great place to hang out and the dogs and rabbit love it, too. We picked orange cushions - because orange just seems to be our favorite color at the Lazy Vegan!
The donkeys were super good for the farrier this visit with no issues at all - no bucking or acting out - just stood like patient equines while they had their hooves trimmed. Now we're good for another two months or so. Next on the agenda: ordering more hay! Never a dull moment around here - and I'll have to go hand-pick the hay before it is delivered since the quality has been hit-and-miss due to the drought.