It took 2 months for my Ivermectin order to be filled!! You, too?!


Thursday, September 16th, 2021 | Filed under Medical




It wasn’t until this recent news cycle that I figured out WHY my standard Ivermectin order was so delayed.

Hmmmm.

I always get the same dozen tubes.  Usually it is competitively priced, easy and immediate through Riding Warehouse.

Not this time.  I just couldn’t understand it… and then I realized why my standard order was 2 months delayed.

However, the good news is that the two tubes I was able to get at Tractor Supply successfully did the trick in getting rid of Princess Buttercup Pebble’s Lung worms.  Doesn’t she look so much better and brighter?!  (pic below)

IVERMECTIN DAY!

The horses love and hate worming day.  They do it, but only because they get a super special treat afterwards.  Today, it was watermelon.

Actually, I think BG likes the taste of wormer.   She practically grabs the syringe out of my hand!   She has always been that way.  She’s a very willing food experimenter.  She likes a lot of healthy snacks that the others won’t even try.

*Did you know that non-fruiting mulberry tree leaves are a natural dewormer?

A dozen boxes of Ivermectin arrive… a dozen boxes immediately in the recyle. Yay! I’m glad that’s done!

I was a month late worming (due to the delays with my order) and Gwen’s tail showed the tell-tale signs (she didn’t need her udders cleaned…).

LUNGWORMS.

I wrote about lungworms a while back.  You can read that story here.

Donkeys get lungworms.  Horses not so much.  I had never encountered lungworms with Norma or Mo.  However the two newbies came in and they were both sick with one thing or another – having come from the feedlot in Texas.

When the vet came to examine PBP, I thought she had pneumonia.  But I was wrong.  She had lungworms.  Doc gave her a shot of Ivermectin then told me to give her booster Ivermectin paste every two weeks for 2 months.

Well.  The Ivermectin aisle looked like the toilet paper aisles of 2019!  There were two tubes left of the most expensive kind, of course.  So I grabbed them – and I was thrilled to get them!  Still, it didn’t occur to me that the shortage was due to Covid.  I thought it was the time of year or maybe inflation and gas prices… Anyway, it took 2 months for me to realize that there is no Ivermectin anywhere.  I am very happy that my order was in long ago.  I do know that Riding Warehouse just got in their supply.

Here is a pic of PBP after her Ivermectin treatments.  No more shaggy hair (the first pic is in mid July – it is hot here, everyone is shed out by then) and she now has hardly any lung rattle (she has some scarring).  She looks so much brighter!

The pic on the left was mid July, and it was hot. PBP is young and should have been shed out… . After her Ivermectin treatments, she is now shed out with hardly any lung rattle. Lung worms.

We are very close to our goal!  We only need $715 to meet our goal for “Donna’s 10”!  THANK YOU THANK YOU!

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Alan Day writes about his sister, Sandra Day O’Connor, and the PBS Special about her life… Sandra Day O’Connor: The First.


Tuesday, September 14th, 2021 | Filed under author




Our good friend, H Alan Day, wrote this about his sister, Sandra Day O’Connor (his big sister).  We missed the PBS program, but it looks GREAT!  Please look for it… and Watch the trailer below for a taste.  Thank you, Sandra and Alan!

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A Supreme Court Swearing In

by Alan | Sep 11, 2021 | History | 0 comments
On Monday, September 13, 2021, PBS will premiere the documentary “Sandra Day O’Connor: The First.” I’ve already got my favorite chair reserved and the popcorn popped. PBS most likely chose this date because it just before the 40th anniversary of Sandra officially becoming a Supreme Court Justice.

Sandra’s swearing on September 25, 1981 was a momentous event for the Day family. One of those you never forget. My family, including my parents, flew to Washington D.C., a city that I had only visited a handful of times. Just setting foot inside the Supreme Court Building was awe-inspiring. The Great Hall with all the busts of the justices quickly became one of my favorites. After a tour, we were ushered into the courtroom and seated in the section reserved for special guests. President Reagan did the swearing in. It all felt a bit surreal.

A reception followed. Though I can’t recall where it took place, two things stand out in my mind. First, is my sister Ann’s husband, Scott Alexander, who at the time was an Arizona state senator. Scott was big on meeting people. As President Reagan walked past our table on his way to the reception line, Scott jumped toward him to shake his hand. This abrupt action caused the Secret Service agent next to Reagan to draw back, ready to pummel Scott. If Scott had taken one more step, this guy would have laid him down. Scott did get to shake Reagan’s hand in the reception line.

The second event occurred while in line. When my mother got to the President, she looked up at him and said, “You have a familiar face. Haven’t I seen you somewhere before?” My mother had the start of dementia. I don’t recall what Reagan said, but true to form, he played it cool.

On the flight back to Arizona, the pilot announced that there were dignitaries on the plane. I was surprised that he was referring to our family. Sandra, of course, had remained in D.C. The entire plane applauded. What surprised me even more was that my father, who was such a strong personality, turned bright red when this happened and couldn’t even speak. Sandra may have gotten her strength from him, but I think that she inherited her style and grace from my mother.

Over the years, I visited Sandra and John many times in D.C. Each experience was special, a chance to step into Sandra’s world, which to me always remained other-worldly. As I’ve said many times, one of my best jobs in life has been being Sandra Day O’Connor’s brother.

If you’re interested in more stories about her years on the Court—stories that she shared with me—tune in to The Cowboy Up Podcast, Episode 8 “The Making of a Supreme Court Justice” and Episode 9 “The Lady Who Led the Way.”

And remember to tune into PBS on Monday night, with or without popcorn.
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