The day after we moved two of our horse into our new pasture Tommy cut his pastern up (back of his lower leg); required stitches and two weeks of confinement to heal. Our dog Hickory was feeling left out from all the attention I was having to give towards Tommy and decided she needed special care too. She got it a week later when she sliced her paw pad open and was required to go through stitches and two weeks of rest also.
Many months passed and all was fine till while in the midst of having a complete overwhelming month Tommy started colicing on me one morning. Being by myself was not easy but a neighbor was able to come help and the vet was able to get there promptly. Tommy was recovering by that afternoon and before I had left his side had discovered that after all that I had been though with Tommy had just been ‘Topped’ by Hickory who somehow had sliced open her back hock.
Needles to say more time was spent with the vet and I have come to the conclusion that just as there is sibling rivalry animals must have it to!