i said earlier that animals display many of the same signs of pain that we do...but they have their own unique ways too.
stiffness or soreness or reluctance to get up, sit down, lay down or move around.
whining, yelping or crying
loss of appetite
decreased sleeping, inability to settle with alot of pacing.
loss of interest or interaction with their surroundings.
increasing confusion or dementia
night time yowling
night time restlessness
night time pacing
standing in corners and staring off into space.
vorocious appetites, devouring everything and anything including things not meant to be eaten.
sudden unexplained biting, snarling, growling, snapping.
repeated and continuous needy type behaviors like seeking reassurence and touching.
sudden onset separation anxiety
falling, tripping, getting stuck in odd places
increased and obsessive thirst
darting around and acting afraid.
there are probably a whole bunch i am missing cuz my brain is foggy, i just woke up from a power nap.
news from today
it is now official, lady has been formally adopted by laura and lana. yay lady!!!!
nola is moving into permanent foster care around the beginning of sept with dawn. yay nola!!!!
the vet came out and watched spritely RUN AWAY FROM ME IN VERY HIGH SPEED. he said..."wow, i cannot believe she can move around that well"
anyway he doesn't know what the clear glue-like crud copiously oozing from her anterior lower leg is but said to keep on with the injectible abx's, the hosings and washing it with iodine. he did say her foot is not falling off and he is actually astounded that it hasn't yet so that is very good news. yay spritely!!!!
percy tried to intentionally kick me while the vet was here...the vet said he is way too friendly and full of himself and was i honestly going to keep the young spoiled rotten little beast for the next 20 years? bad percy!!!!
i talked to him about rusty the rooster and he couldn't offer any other suggestions than what we are already doing but he seemed to think it was possibly really old age too. he was going to go home and ask his wife the former chicken now cat vet and see if she could suggest anything else.
tammy and i did 2 huge dump runs in the past couple of days and we picked up some more plastic shelving units in anticipation of moving the storage into the shop. yay, soon to be moving stuff into there!!!
time to put the barn guys to bed and wash down spritely's not so sore leg.