My Day yesterday: A Cat Concierge at a local winery…and a ceramic horsehead doll in denim!






Yesterday, eldest daughter (Navy linquist – age 22), came home for 2 weeks because she couldn’t come home during the holidays.

Since she is of wine drinking age now… and since we live in the heart of wine country (344 wineries here in the Paso Robles area), we decided to have a grown-up parents/daughter trip to a winery with a gorgeous view.

Unfortunately, it was raining.  I mean, we like rain in California, for sure… but it did kinda wreck the view.  HOWEVER, the concierge was a CAT.  Awesome.

At first, we couldn’t believe that the cat at the front desk was real.  She looked so fake.  She didn’t move or make any snarly faces when we approached to check in.  She just did her job.

Best. Concierge.  Ever.  We didn’t care about the fogged-in view once we saw the cat.   She actually stayed exactly like this the entire time we were there.  So beautiful.

Concierge Cat at the winery!

NEXT… WE WENT ANTIQUE SHOPPING… AND I SAW THIS!

OK, does anyone know what this is?  Were ceramic horsehead dolls a thing?

Please let me know if there is a history behind this horsehead doll.   Or, is it just a little odd,  one of a kind hobby doll?

I have no idea… but I had to take a few  pics.


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Have you heard of the TUBBEASE hoof sock? Me, neither. HOWEVER, It seems like a nice substitution for the Davis Boot and Equine Slipper. I wish these had been around with Mama Tess. (No affiliation)


Monday, January 20th, 2020 | Filed under Medical




I friend of mine on FB showed me this pic:

This pic is difficult to see, but it is a hoof sock with a hard, plastic sole.

TUBBEASE!

These equine hard socks are called, Tubbease.

Not just in Australia, NZ and the UK!  We can now get them in the USA!  I checked on Amazon, State Line Tack and Jeffers.

Now, I have not used these… but my friend says it was incredibly easy and a great way to soak, add poultice, wrap and protect a tender hoof.

I would have LOVED to try this with Mama Tess!

I use a Davis Boot for soaking, but those have lots of excess room… whereas this is snug.

I used an Equine Slipper with my wrapped hoof… but this looks more snug.  I feel like I could add a poultice or pad into this boot and feel confident that it would stay on.

And, they are inexpensive!.

Click image to go to website.

MORE INFORMATION FROM THE WEBSITE.

Right now, no one as any foot issues here (Thank horsegods), but I will remember these for the next time.  I think this seems much less messier/safer than the Davis boot… and more solid than the Equine Slipper.  I think this would give me coverage and security for soaking and wrapping a hoof.

I like it!  PLEASE email me if you have used it!  I’d like to hear.


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