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Leo’s Good News

24 Dec

Leo has had a tough fall with his allergies.  Finally, I got him in to the vet for an allergy shot.  They looked better for a couple days.  Then they were watering like crazy, so I about called to see if he could come back over, but they looked better in the morning.  By the weekend before Thanksgiving, they were horrible.  He went back to the vet and got antibiotics and eye drops.


Bless my mother for coming and helping me put eye drops in because there’s no way I could have done that on my own.

They did look a lot better.

But one eye was still sensitive.  He didn’t want to hold it open.  It was a bit watery.  I called and he went back to the vet.

Then they did surgery because his lashes were rubbing.   That’s usually something that happens in babies, but in Leo’s case it’s probably from loose skin caused by all the weight he lost.  With the goats, you can use a clip, but in dogs and cats the only way to fix it is with surgery.

On his left eye you can see the bottom lashes sticking up and rubbing.

Do you know how scary it is for me to have a nineteen-year-old cat have surgery?  I was a wreck.

Everybody wanting breakfast, but no food before surgery.

But he made it through surgery, and he will hopefully no longer have lashes rubbing his eyes.  He’ll have to go back to get stitches out in a couple of weeks, but he’s already holding the eye open much better.

I am so relieved to have him home (the best Christmas gift I could have asked for).  If the purring is any indication, he was happy to get home too.

We’re ready for another nineteen years. Okay, maybe not, but he’s in really good shape for his age.

Wordless Wednesday

18 Dec

Betty Lou

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Indoor Activities

1 Dec

It’s official.  All five days of my Thanksgiving break have had crummy weather: rain, wind, gloom, and this morning, I woke to snow.

They are big fat wet flakes.  I have no idea how I’m going to have pictures to do blog posts this week.  Hopefully, I can scrape together a couple posts from the few pictures I took on Wednesday.

In the meantime, it’s been a lot of indoor activities.  Mama and I have been having long philosophical conversations.  She’s quite the wise bird.

Mama having breakfast

I finished a scarf that I started last February, and gave it to my mom.  Now I’m working on a new knitting project.

I can’t tell you too much about it because it will be a Christmas gift.

I also have been reading.  My current book is about the father of author Alexandre Dumas.  I had no idea his father was the son of a French aristocrat and a Hatian slave.  He also used his father’s military career as the basis for some of his novels, The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers.

Anyhow, I have a reading buddy.  Rocky is always right there when I curl up with my book.


I also decided to try and work on some of the feed bag totes that have been cut out since the middle of the summer.

I still have more cut out to finish, but I got a good start.

I was completely out of the all flock feed, and I’d sold out of the goat feed and scratch grains too.

One afternoon I decided to try to photograph Sky wearing a Santa hat.


That didn’t work well because he doesn’t sit still.  I can’t get far enough away to take his picture either.  He’s plastered to my side.

Maybe the weather will get better and I can try putting it on Pluto.  He’d make an adorable Santa goat.