One Tired Nelly

September 13 | Hmmm...No Comments Yet

bad to the bone memoir - tired horseI don’t follow the age old adage, “The early dog gets the squirrel.”

I like sleep, especially in the morning. I mean, what’s the point of seeing a sunrise, even if it gets me that coveted squirrel? During the chase, I’d be pining for sleep. Once I catch the rodent (yes they are rodents!) I’d think about how tired I am and let it go. Nothing’s been accomplished except that I’d be more tired than when I started the day.  And that my friends, would cut into my begging time.

So I sleep in instead.

I’m not the only one. My feline sisters Moose and Mothball exhibit the same behavior, as do Copper and Kensy. Goliath? Not so much.

So this next story is for him, to show him the dangers of not getting enough sleep.

The Telegraph has the story.

The veterinarian was called out on Saturday night to free a horse which had become tangled in a fence on a farm in Crediton, Devon.

However, when she sedated the animal it fell asleep on top of her and she had to be rescued by firefighters.

The vet was uninjured by the bizarre incident and the horse is now recovering after being cut free from the fence.

Jim Laker, the station manager who co-ordinated the rescue for Devon and Somerset Fire Rescue Service, explained how the incident unfolded.

He said: “One of the vets got herself caught between the horse and the ditch, but she’s fine and we got her out.

“They [the two vets] were concerned about whether the horse had sustained some neck injuries, and if it had some fluid on the lungs.

“The vets were not sure of the state of the young mare, but we managed to achieve the rescue with the horse, but whether it’s initial injuries were severe they couldn’t tell in the dark.”


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