Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Budweiser Clydesdales

I, Sweet William The Scot, went to see the Clydesdales and hear all about this hitch from Merrimack, New Hampshire.  
This is the lightweight at 1800 pounds and last to be hitched.
A single Clydesdal hitch horse will consume as much as 20-25 quarts of feed, 40-50 pounds of hay and 30 gallons of water per day.
Merlin giving me the one eyed look.  Every time I got close to him he would hide his head.  Every time I started to walk away he would neigh.  Then finally he looked me in the eye.  He was comical.

Admiral the biggest horse on this hitch coming in at just over 2,000 pounds and muscles does he have muscles.
Look at those tails I would not want my tail tied up in a knot with a bow.  
It takes just fifty minutes to get all the horses manes and tails tied pretty. Why it takes that long for Lee and me to get ready.
The harness for these magnificent animals are over 140 pounds.  Lee could not lift one.
It takes awhile for the whole team to get hitched together and Admiral the first one to get hitched has to stand there and wait and wait for the other seven.  He has patience he never moved.
I got parked in the shade where I could see everything and watch Lee.  Because of my liver issues I am not fully vaccinated this year as those vaccinations have to go through your liver.  
I had my rabies and my titers were good for my other vaccines but I am not getting canine influenza vaccine this year so Lee is keeping me out of the spotlight as I am so social and everyone wants to pet me.

Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down our road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Sweet William The Scot

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Guess Who I Met Today

Do you know who this is?
Her Mom was with her.
She cannot get up there yet!
She is looking to see what's in the back.  Bawhehehe
Maybe she wants a cold one!
Or maybe she is looking for a way down.
She has to be tied in because she does not have her manners yet!
She is Lily, the new Budweiser Clydesdale Dog out of Merrimack, New Hampshire.  She is a puppy and this is her first tour.

I, Wills, have been quite sick for along while ~ not in pain ~ but that dam surgery well the anesthesia that they gave me almost killed off my entire liver.  But finally my liver values are coming down.  I had to have a liver ultrasound and biopsy of five spots and blood drawn and tested every week then now I am every month.
Bad Vet should have never used that anesthesia on me.
Lee said goodbye to $3,000 to help me and she told me there would never be any money in my piggy again.
I am just starting to do things again.
I'll show you the Clydesdale horses next time.  One took a real liking to my Lee.

Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine

Sweet William The Scot