Yesterday we picked up our dear Anni mare from Tufts. She has had such a rough go of it. Two holes in her head, her face sliced open and now, her face "flapped" open to hopefully put an end to her misery. We picked her up and was expecting the worse. Actually the flap isn't as large as we expected and there was little swelling. The people at Tufts have been great and very organized. Anni is at home and very happy to be back in her own stall and going back outside to her pasture. Anni is a fast healer and we hope this is the end!
Luckily Anni is a good sport and the only way to get through tough times is to keep your sense of humor. Sometimes it is the only thing you have (my bank account has been emptied out between Cornell and Tufts). All I could think of before we picked her up was how much this mare has been sliced up . Thus - Frankenmare. I envisioned Madeline Kahn after she had her first, er, encounter with "ole zipper neck". So I've added "Frankenmare" to "Count Macula". Hopefully by Halloween all of the last 7 months trials and tribulation will be forgotten!