Little Digit is looking forward to the Christmas festivities starting as this will mean more visitors coming to see him! He has had his hard feed increased this month to help with his weight and a thicker rug on so he remains toasty warm when the weather turns wintery and cold. Digits rug collection is starting to be the talk of the herd, with many different designs making an appearance all thanks to kind supporters who donate their old or unused rugs!
Digit is the talk of the field as he now has a funky new rug with apples on, although he and his friends were rather disappointed they couldn’t eat them! Although this shouldn’t be a big problem to Digit as he is now having a bigger breakfast and a tea time feed to help with his condition over the winter. Over half term, Digit and his friends met lots of new people visiting and was very impressed with some of the costumes that visitors came along in.
Staff are monitoring Digit’s weight as he lost a little last month due to his condition. Now that the evenings are getting cooler, he has had a sheet on over night to help keep him warm and has had an increase in his feed. He is very happy about his extra feed, but his friends aren’t so impressed as they don’t need any extra food so are left looking where theirs is.
Digit initially lost a little weight, however he is now having a feed which pleases him. Although he enjoys being around his other field mates, he has spent a little more time in his own company lately. But this doesn’t seem to bother him and he is very happy watching the action from a distance. He has a new field mate, Robin, who the group are getting to know.
Digit has not had many adoptions this month, despite him being a sweet pony who is always willing to come to the gate for some attention. Hopefully with some new faces visiting the charity over the summer, someone will fall in love and want to adopt him! He is still not very impressed with the hot weather and sunshine as it means he still needs to wear his fly mask, much to his disgust!
Digit has his mask put back on when the sunshine came back out to protect his nose from sunburn. He has also had a very busy month as he was part of adoption day and even helped with some school visits. All the school children loved to learn more about him and of course he enjoyed the extra cuddles from everyone. He has also made a good friend in Sammy recently; the pair are regularly seen relaxing and playing together in the field.
Digit has had a visit from the vet for his annual vaccinations, he enjoyed the extra attention and fuss from everyone and the vet was very happy with him. He has been playing in the sunshine with his fellow adoption friends Sparky and Sammy, and because of his sensitive pink nose, he has been having sun cream to prevent sunburn which he has been very accommodating for each morning.
Digit has been enjoying the quiet life and kept himself to himself for the last couple of months. He is also on the waiting list for a good groom to remove his thick winter coat ready for the summer. Digit is also looking forward to his Adoption day on 24th June where he can show off, meet his fans and receive lots of cuddles.
Digit is still having his medication to help with his Cushing’s disease and we are happy to report he is doing well and it is being managed effectively. He has been keeping warm with help from the extra hay he has been receiving during the cold weather.