Last summer, I never posted my last drawing for the season, and it's been bothering me, so I'd like to do it now. This is Rembrandt (aka: Rudy) my 31 year old TB/Paint I got as a yearling. On August 29th or 30th, he became seriously ill with a bacterial infection. After several weeks, it didn't look like he was going to make it. He was not eating and getting weaker with new complications everyday. We couldn't keep his fever down and he wouldn't eat, so in a matter of a month, he got extremely thin, even though my husband and I were spending up to eight hours a day, feeding him by hand. His lusterless long coat grew mangier by the day. His face took on darkness I had never seen in the 29 years I have known him. My mare was very concerned and didn't let him out of her sight. I was a basket case a lot of the time. Miraculously however, after a month of intensive and draining home care, my horse made a remarkable recovery once the right antibiotic was prescribed. He looks and feels great now and we are happily riding the trails around our home together once again.
OK, I feel better now. Drawing Everyday 2011 will be starting up soon, so stay tuned folks!