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Majestic Diary

March 29, 2010

Today we brought Dutch to see Dr. McGee to get his toenails trimmed. Do you see the scale reading? He weighs 16.3 pounds!

 

Yesterday we helped the Garey family rescue a goose who was abandoned on a pond. She was underweight and being picked on by other birds on the pond.

Today we took newly rescued Rosie to the vet for a full check-up. Sadly, she is between 3-4 pounds underweight.

She has an inflammed toe pad from walking on asphalt and rocky shores. Fortunately, we rescued her before this had the chance to progress into bumblefoot. Soft grounds and access to swimming water will remedy this situation over the course of the next few months.

Dr. McGee takes an x-ray to make sure Rosie is healthy internally and has not ingested any metal during her abandonment. Terrible news... Rosie has ingested some wire. A blood test is needed to see if she has any lead or zinc poisoning. Results will take a few days.

   

Dr. McGee draws the blood...

Dr. McGee is able to determine her age by her pointed tail feather. Rosie is a young hen, less than a year old.

We sure enjoyed our stay with the Garey family and we wish them and all of their new family members happiness together! We fly home first thing tomorrow morning.

 

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