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Losing Bits and Parts

20 Oct

If you remember, I had my little bucks banded to castrate them.  Typically, it’s safe, easy, and not likely to have complications.  They all looked like this as things were dying and drying up.

Red nursing Harley

Red nursing Harley

A couple of days ago, I noticed that my first little boy was completely free of his extra parts.  That’s how it usually happens.  They just fall off.



Well, Tuesday ended up being a bit unusual.  It started with me finally making my phone call to the vet to get an appointment for my little Bob cat.  He had been in another fight and I knew he had torn a claw.  It wasn’t getting better.  The vet pulled the claw off and gave him an antibiotic shot.



That evening, while I was walking in pasture, I took a picture of Red.  I thought I saw wet on his dried up parts.  Well, the skin had come down and revealed he still had living tissue.  Now about three inches was exposed.  I called the vet.  He sutured things and removed what was left of the scrotum.  The vet said he’d never seen anything like that either, so I did feel better.


After the vet’s visit, Red is all better now, but I never want to have to see any of my babies go through that again.  Poor boy.

For the record, I love and appreciate my vets, but I’d like to go a week or lots more before I have to call them again.  I’m sure the feeling is mutual.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt tomorrow.  I have the items for this week at the top of my side bar.

It’s My Chair

12 Sep

Every time I go to sit down at the computer, I swear I have to kick Snickers out of my chair.

Snickers Doodle McWhiner

Snickers Doodle McWhiner

It’s like he thinks it’s his.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  This week’s items are at the top of my side bar.

A Warm Labor Day

5 Sep

It was positively hot today.  Even Bob was melting on the deck.  (I don’t know why he didn’t go inside to the air conditioning.)

Bob Cat

Bob Cat

Since it was so hot, Mom and I decided to pick the Indian corn!

Indian Corn_5264ews

We have quite a bit and lots of variety.

Indian Corn_5263ews

We do think we should find a way to keep from planting it next to the field corn.  When it cross pollinates, we end up with a lot of yellow with a few colorful kernels.

Indian Corn_5262ews

Oh well.  We can make that change for next year.  Tomorrow is supposed to be even hotter (90* with a 99* heat index), so I am really not looking forward to working in an un-air conditioned brick building.

I do hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  The items for this week are at the top of my side bar.