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Minnow goes to New Bolton

31 Jan Posted by in Farm | 9 comments

Chincoteague Pony, Minnow, visits New Bolton // Ammo the Dachshund

On Monday I arrived at the farm early to take my pal Minnow on a special outing.

Chincoteague Pony, Minnow, visits New Bolton // Ammo the Dachshund

Mom said Minnow was headed to the New Bolton Center, an internationally renowned large animal hospital, in other words the VET!

Chincoteague Pony, Minnow, visits New Bolton // Ammo the Dachshund

When we arrived I had to wait in the car, which was perfectly fine with me because going to the Vet is not my idea of a good time anyway.

Chincoteague Pony, Minnow, visits New Bolton // Ammo the Dachshund

Mom said Minnow was very brave, much braver than I am at the vet, as he got his 5 year check-up for Ringbone (which I’m told is arthritis in his ankle).

Chincoteague Pony, Minnow, visits New Bolton // Ammo the Dachshund

Minnow even got radiographs done of his legs, and I heard he didn’t even need to be drugged!

Chincoteague Pony, Minnow, visits New Bolton // Ammo the Dachshund

Minnow told me later that he kept looking over his shoulder wondering when I would come in to hold his hoof and make him feel better about being poked and prodded. I knew no one could be that brave at the vet!

Chincoteague Pony, Minnow, visits New Bolton // Ammo the Dachshund

Minnow’s radiographs showed how much of a Super Hero he really is – as his bones have been trying to fuse together over the past 5 years to alleviate pain in his joint. In other words, he’s growing a bionic leg!

Chincoteague Pony, Minnow, visits New Bolton // Ammo the Dachshund

When we got back to the barn Boomer and Blitz were waiting for us, and I told them all about how brave our Super Minnow was and all about his bionic leg.

Ammo the Dachshund Super Hero and his Super Hero Pony

And incase you’re wondering about Minnow’s prognosis…..he and I still have many more years of superness ahead!

You can read the full story on Minnow’s trip to New Bolton HEREAmmo the Dachshund

  1. Peabody01-31-13

    Awwwwww……..

  2. Avechucho Del Socorro Becerra11-11-15

    As a good friend you are!!!

  3. Kathy Jacobsen11-11-15

    Ammo the Dachshund, isn’t New Bolton the vet center that tried to help Barbaro recover from his racing injury?

    • Ammo the Dachshund11-11-15

      Yes it is. In fact my pal Minnow gets to see Barbaro’s world-renowned vet when he goes for his procedures too.

  4. MaryScott Brandenburg11-11-15

    I read the full story and thank you for explaining everything in “layman’s” terms! Hope Minnow doesn’t suffer from any more pain!

    • Ammo the Dachshund11-11-15

      He’s been doing great, although he will always have “arthritis” then best we can do for him is making sure he’s as comfortable as possible for years to come. He’s one special pony!

  5. Karen Elizabeth Youngs12-15-16

    What a brave boy Minnow is, I hope he’s feeling better!! I hope he got a sticker for being a good patient ❤️

  6. Vincent D Caprini12-15-16

    Good job Ammo. Hope you and minnow have many more years.

  7. JanSteve Strickland12-30-16

    I just love you and your fur family! Moma Jan and Riley!

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