Just in the nick of time…I just about had a total melt down when I went out to see why the webcam wasn’t running and figured out that the computer’s power supply had given up. I couldn’t even get it to turn on. I’m assuming that is why it had kept freezing up the last several days. Just a very old Compaq computer that was on its last leg anyway. SO now it has a “new-to-it” power supply out of my Dell computer that doesn’t work anymore. (I think the mother board went out in it back a few months ago.) So I swapped out parts and voila! we’re back in business. I tried just putting the smaller 333mhz computer I’ve always used back out there but it just wasn’t cutting it at all. It was constantly dropping the internet connection and the MPEG-4 wasn’t working very well. I had to figure something out! I was to the point I was actually going to buy another computer from the surplus tomorrow just so I could get it working again. But I know Panda is close and of all nights for the webcam to be down…I don’t think this needs to be one of them!
I have seen Panda pawing a lot tonight and when I was out switching computers she was in a zone concentrating. Would be nice if she did foal tonight.
So all the links on my old and new websites are back to the Flash animation and everything works now. I only have the stall camera running during the night to save bandwidth and concentrate it on the one camera.
I’m hoping Panda will go soon. I’m very anxious about her foaling. My own confidence has really been shattered and I’m a little doubtful. I did see the foal moving today. I don’t think it has much room in there now but yes, I did see it moving. Her whole body shook as it moved. It must be really crammed in there.
Seneca is back out with the mare herd. She reunited with her sister, Bossy, and things are back to normal now. She did run around quite a bit at first and some of the more dominant mares did try to run her around but she settled in pretty quickly and no one got hurt.
And earlier tonight I went with Scott and the kids to go trim Abigale and her foal Sophie. Abigale is abscessing right now so its a bit painful for her on her front right hoof but with some soaking and some time she should be getting around pretty well by the next time I go back to trim her. She is badly foundered but is slowly healing. Her foal that was born back in late February has had a lot of problems since her birth. She was a bit premature and had a plasma transfusion and had to recover from pressure wounds on various parts of her body. She also has had some joint swelling due to her growth…one of her hocks got a bit swollen and now one of her front pasterns. The vet did pull some fluid off the joint to examine it but he didn’t find anything wrong. I trimmed her tonight again and it seemed to help her stand up a little straighter. She is such a cutie. I hope she continues to improve.
So if Panda is doing anything remotely strange don’t hesitate to give me or Scott a call. Scott is at work but he has his cell phone on him. Call me first of course but if I don’t happen to answer Scott won’t mind getting a call. Now that he is able to view the stream on his phone I’ve been able to sleep a while longer without getting up every couple of hours to check…its been nice. Two months of getting up every couple of hours makes me a very grouchy person! :p
My number is 316-209-4543 and Scott’s is 316-209-4544.