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
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 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.)
Since it was so hot, Mom and I decided to pick the Indian corn!
We have quite a bit and lots of variety.
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.
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.
I wanted to go for a walk in pasture again, in order to try and find birds to share. My first challenge was making it down the lane and past the gosling and its adoptive parents. The little one is still here so far!
Luckily, the bluebird couple were hanging out. This picture is SOOC. I left it this way to show you how gray we are. It’s been smoky all day. We had air quality warnings this morning because of the smoke coming for the wildfires in Canada and Minnesota.
SOOC bluebirds against a smoky sky
For some reason, I can never seem to get close to the birds. I was trying to sneak just a little closer for an image, but I had no luck.
I’m thinking Bob might have something to do with that. He’s my little pasture kitty.
Back in the yard, I’ve discovered a couple of flowers the goats haven’t eaten!
If you want to join me for Friday’s Hunt, there’s still time. The items for this week are listed at the top of my sidebar.
Today’s Flowers, Saturday’s Critters, SOOC Sunday, Camera Critters, and Bird d’Pot.