On the days I can’t go to the barn, at least. I did have time for Tractor Supply before work. Lucky is out of biotin, and his hooves are looking so much better he’s staying on it! The sole is firm, the quarter grab is basically gone, and his coat quality’s improved as well. I also realized it’s time for fly spray. It doesn’t feel like spring yet, but there were gnats at the barn and it’s time for the dogs to go in for Heartgard and Frontline (the vet does a blood draw before starting heartworm drugs, and no, contrary to Pet Meds’ commercials we don’t do heartworm/flea/tick all year here. It’s still getting a hard frost at night now and it starts snowing in October! The vet thinks it’s overkill.) The BO has already ordered the Fly Predators she uses to control the population in the barn (which sounds much less disgusting than the traps or strips). We used them at the zoo, and strange at it seems they really do work for that, anyway. She also got the worming meds–easier if everyone in the barn is on the same schedule. I’m not sure where she ordered it (the price sounded too low to be Smart Pak) but it’s a year’s supply of rotated meds for under $40, much cheaper than I could do buying it separately.
The kitten has not entirely warmed to me, but she does adore the dogs. She’ll come out and rub on their faces and legs and stand right underneath them. The dogs like her, too. Tucker even tried to push Puff away from her. Still not keeping her. Really.