Well, I dunno, but Saul sure does!
The ponies do this too. Honestly, until I got these guys, I had no idea they did this!
Meanwhile, Conehead seems to like life in the house very much...
Pip has to wear this thing for another week. The other day, she managed to rip the cone off AND rip out the drain in her tail!!! Fortunately the vet said it was okay and gave me instructions on how to deal with it. Tomorrow she has to go back to the vet for a recheck.
And Julius was back at the vet the other day too. On Monday night, he suddenly started having trouble walking. His back legs weren't working right and he looked like a drunken sailor!
We're still not 100% sure what happened. It may have been a stroke. There's a slight chance it may be a heart issue. It maybe be because of toxins in his blood due to his renal failure. Regardless, he's not in pain, is eating and drinking well, and still enjoys like. So the vet told me to start giving Julius subcutaneous fluids every other day instead of every three days. He's also getting half a baby aspring every third day to think his blood. He's had a rough month.
Last night he had a supervised outing and he seemed very happy. He enjoyed some fresh catnip, too.
So he's blind, missing three fangs, in renal failure, and walking like a drunken sailor but amazingly he still seems to have interest in life. He's 15 so we'll keep him comfy and take it day by day.
Keaton (who will be trapped and neutered very soon) was hanging out with us last night. Julius seemed to sense he was there.
We love our old boy!
And Emerson loves equines...
Don't worry, he was quite happy here rolling around on his back and flirting with Saul and Finney.
Finney used to chase him but Emerson seems to be winning him over.
In other horse news, Esme the pony foundered yet again, for the second time this month. The vet came Weds and was back again today because her blind eye was swollen shut! She'd developed some kind of infection. So now she's on meds for the founder and meds for her eye. Right now I am medicating four different animals
Esme's case is very frustrating. We no longer allow her out on pasture and have restricted her to dry pasture and are careful about the hay we buy, but still she's got issues. So we are getting some hay pellets for her and are going to have her hay analysed and try to find something that doesn't upset her delicate metabolism. Often horses need to be euthanized when they founder repeatedly. I'm hoping we won't have to go down that road, especially since i've currently got Julius on the brink. But like with Julius, with Esme, we'll take it one day at a time.
Speaking of time, look how big these guys are! (And yes, I think they are all drakes!)
They're about a month old and doing very well.
And look at this beauty!
A Giant Swallowtail. Sadly, I have not seen a single Monarch butterfly this summer. Makes me very sad.
But on a brighter note...
...here's Emerson on the bench we just painted red!
Truly, fall is already in the air. It was 6 deg Celsius when we got up today! But summer ain't over yet.
And we're getting some new farm animals from the OSPCA! Can you guess what they are?