It's been a difficult week. Lilly managed to slip on
the ice and sprain a muscle in her leg on Sunday
AFTER I sanded her pen. I took her for a swim in our
tub. It's been a long time since she's been in
there--and MY has she grown since then! Afterwards,
I brought her inside to a barn kennel of her own.
Piper comes in at night to be with her. During the
day he goes out in his pen and visits with the
neighbors Barney and Jessie.
Yesterday I let Piper and Lilly swim on the big pond
together, which she enjoyed more than he did. She is
on an anti-inflammatory for a couple days to help
her on her feet again and she is already doing
Meanwhile, Deirdre goes to the vet tomorrow for her
blood work for her cataracts and she gets a shot of
Adequan to help with her arthritis. I'm worried
about her stress levels because she's never been to
the vet before and she is my Dear Heart after
all. But, I'm sure she will be fine. I've been
giving her carrots and a vitamin supplement in her
food to help slow the progression of her cataracts.
to top it off Duran (Rio) has a toe infection and is
on antibiotics, probiotics and vitamins to get him
on the mend. Their feet get little cuts so easy when
snow and ice is on the ground. And on top of that,
the poop can't naturally decompose into the soil in
winter, so it hovers on top of the snow. I am
constantly bringing sand out to the pens to cover
poop piles, but all it takes is them to step in the
wrong pile at the wrong time. I'm sure he'll be
fine. It will just take time to clear the infection
This is Jasmine featured in the "Shelter Me"
calendar. Miss January! She makes the funniest
little noise when she's happy. She says: "Eey-yut."
She sure is a cute
little fatty-fatterson! Ha ha! Many of our ducks and
geese put on an extra thick layer of fat last
November to prepare for the cold winter we're
having. They are perfect little weather predictors.
They'll take it off again spring.