Why is Tristan wearing a t-shirt?
Because this weekend he decided to start licking the hideous big wart handing from his chest! The vet had been keeping an eye on it for some time, but it all went to hell in a handbasket when Tristan made a mess of it this weekend. I put a t-shirt on him to try to stop the licking.
Last night he ripped the shirt open. This morning he went to the vet!
He got lots of good drugs (and an ultrasound and an xray to make sure his hemangiosarcoma hadn't recurred. And yay, no cancer!)
Then the vet removed the big ugly wart plus two others.
He is currently sleeping it off.
Poor old guy! We were really worried this morning when we left him at the vet's but he is fine!
And onto other pets...
This is dear Redford, the first and original barncat. He spent two weeks in our garage last year before I got him in a humane trap and had him neutered and vaccinated. It took him ages to trust me.
Now he comes looking for me to sit on my lap and get some attention. I have a huge soft spot in my heart for my polydactyl boy!
And here's Daisy from Greece...
...boy, does she love to eat!! Sometimes she looks a bit like the snake in The Little Prince.
Meanwhile, another Greek cat...
... has a real thing for climbing trees. Annuk loves the 90-year-old Black Walnuts and she climbs alarmingly high!!
And remember Rudy the pig we recently adopted? Well, after his neutering and 30-day confinement (to ensure he was shooting blanks) he has finally been set free with rest of the herd. When I let him out the other day, the first thing he did was head for the swimming pool...
...with Button mooning after him! The girls looooove Rudy.
And look! Bees!
Can you spot the queen?
There she is!
Can you see her here? She's near drones in both of these photos, which makes her look small, but she's bigger than the worker bees...
I thought she needed a crown!
I am mentoring my friend and neighbour Linda this year and helping her set up her first hive.
She took these photos of me! She's very enthused and I think she'll make an excellent, natural beekeeper. You can tell who'll make a good beekeeper by how they react when you first hold out a frame of bees for them. If they run away, forget it. But if, like Linda, they draw closer in fascination, they will do just fine. She spent almost three hours with me and was so excited. It was great to see! I remember feeling that way when I started myself in 2009. I'm still happy to see my bees. They are wonderful creatures.
Have a great week and thank you for all the lovely comments you leave me. I really treasure them!