so the vet appointments were not for today..they were for next tuesday..geez, where is my brain???
we gave maple (the parapalegic bunny) a good going over today. her mobility over the past few months has been deteriorating, she is virtually dragging her back end now. i noticed yesterday that her eye infection was back again and when we went to do her eye up, angelina noticed she had a pooh ball stuck to her butt again. one thing lead to another and we discovered she also had urine scald around her vulva area. her skin was red, friable and starting to break down. so poor little maple got the full meal deal treatment...a partial shave, a pooh ball de-matt, a bath and a soak, a nail trim while we were at it, and a cage with towels instead of shavings for her to move around on. she is on antibiotics and daily baths for now (i will need some help this weekend as it is a two person job) it was a long series of proceedures and i was afraid she would bunny-stroke out on us but she didn't. altho when we were done, she wouldn't eat so i picked her up some russel rabbit food (her very favorite) and she did eat as soon as i put the bowl in there so that was good.
dusty stepped on a nail today so she is on antibiotics and daily foot soaks too.
i spent the afternoon with jenn today who is not feeling great either. it is pissing her off that she feels like crap and can't get too far from the couch...so i brought her over a movie and we watched avatar.
so you are probably wondering what is the pig popsicle all about?
that would be our very special with a mind of her own petunia...a pig who has got self actualization down to a fine art.
she has spent the last freaking year basically holed up in the barn. she will step outside occasionally to her pig patio area but not very often (the doors are always open but she usually chooses not.) mostly she likes to wander stall to stall, cleaning up any feed the horses have dropped and then she likes to sleep inh ellie's bed til it is time for her to go back to her own stall.
so yesterday for no known reason (maybe it is just the spring air)..tunie decided she wanted out in the field and she spent the entire day out there. i saw her from a distance, it set me back for a minute...holy shit, tunie was out and it made me happy to see her.
she spent the day outside again today and now i know why. tunie has discovered the pleasurable experience of cow tongue ex-foliating. colleen said percy licked her over and over and over again yesterday. and today i saw emily happily licking her too. tunie appears to position herself conveniently for the cows to see and reach. and then she waits patiently for someone to come lick her which she really likes. i think i have been lax in my brushing her in the past few weeks and tunie has decided to find her own groomers who are more available and cooperative than me.
gee I wish someone would brush me
saints is a very odd place..we have pigs who become popsicles for very enthusiastic pig licking cows.
oh and by the way...(go ahead and beat me til i am dead!)...saints welcomes "brody"..a 3 year old cat dropped off at an emergency clinic for euthanization due to a prolapsed rectum. the family had fixed it before but today was one of those days..mom was actually in labour giving birth in the hospital and the cat's prolapsed rectum was just more than the family could deal with today....can't say that i blame them...brody's timing does royally suck.
anyway...can't let a young healthy cat die because his rectum keeps falling out....we will try a different surgical proceedure to try to keep it in.