After her Saturday morning treatment, Lady headed away from the barn and into Yard 4. She spent the rest of the weekend hanging out in different areas throughout. There is evidence she spent time at the edge of the pond in 4 (yes, dung), but there are no signs she went in the water.
Something we’ve noticed about Lady is that she isn’t interested in doing things the easy way. If there are two paths in front of her, and one is an actual path, and the other isn’t quite a path at all, nine times out of ten, she will ignore both and go straight through the bushes. There are no words for how much we adore this endearing trait of hers, and what it says about her personality.
If she followed easily, we wanted her to come back to the barn today for treatment. Kat headed out this morning on a four-wheeler to see if she was interested in our plans. Lady followed very happily, but in true Lady fashion, she had to stop every few steps for every reason and no reason. She would go on the dirt path to dust herself, and then would head back to the bushes when she was ready to walk again, so Kat mostly led her directly through the underbrush. They both made it back to the barn eventually, where Lady enjoyed her foot soaks, more treats, and an afternoon nap.
January 13, 2020