My name is Cabbage and I’m hoping that you can help me please!
You guessed it – I am a lovable little Shetland pony - and people say I am ‘quite a character’. Currently, I am feeling a bit under the weather and staying at Three Counties Equine hospital.
I am here because I am having chondroids removed from my guttural pouch. Don't ask me what that means, but I have promised to be a very good boy!
This operation is really going to help me feel better and stop me having a runny nose, (which has been so annoying)! I have been here a lot longer than expected, as I had to have 3 days of surgery to get them out. Believe me, I have been so brave.
Everyone looked quite sad after day two and I was getting anxious but then after day three I got the good news that the chondroids had all been successfully removed – yay!
My throat is very sore still, so I really don’t feel like eating. When I can manage to nibble on my hay I will be allowed to go back home. Hurrah. It won’t be long now.
Oh, I dream of finding some lovely grass again.
I know that when I get home to HRH I will get lots of cuddles and care but I have to come back over the next 3 months for checks before I am back to my normal self. This will cost more money.
One thing I really miss is having fun playing in the fields with my friends and hopefully I will be able to have my freedom again soon. I can't wait for that to happen as I really miss my friends.
Whilst I do know that times are really tough financially for most -, if you do feel that you can donate any amount - no matter how small - towards my escalating ongoing care costs I would really appreciate it.
I am so grateful to HRH and to all of you who donate as I could not go on just living alone. I had to stay by myself because of my illness and I was getting very depressed.
Even if you can't donate a share of this post to somebody who might be able to will also help me!
Many thanks to all of you for your kindness.