Tag Archives: horns

Free from the Apparatus

4 Dec

Zeus lost his horn apparatus again.  I had just re-taped it a couple of days earlier, so I was a bit disappointed.  Since it was over Thanksgiving break, I decided not to put a new on one him.

Zeus

So far he hasn’t gotten his head stuck.  Just a day or so after he lost his, Hera had hers hanging by one horn.  I snuck up on her and caught her during supper, and I finished removing hers.

Hera

She also hasn’t been stuck since then.  I hope they are both done with that foolishness.

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She’s Rotten

21 Nov

Antigone’s bandage got to come off today.  She’s rotten.

Antigone

She smells bad, and it’s all brown and oozy under there.

We’re back to antibiotics and pain killers.

Poor girl.  She cannot buy a break.

Antigone

13 Nov

After Antigone’s horn injury, I called the vet Monday afternoon to make a plan for a permanent fix.  After our conversation it was determined to leave the bandage on for a couple more days and then see how it looked.

Antigone

Wednesday afternoon, I cut the bandage off.  I couldn’t see how her injury was doing because the bottom layer of cotton was glued to her head with blood and blood stop powder.

I called the vets the next morning, and it was decided the best thing was for me to take her over and let them deal with her (okay, I had already decided that).

The earliest we could get her in for the bandage clean up and removing the horns was Tuesday morning.  She and her maa got to stay in the Love Shack and get pampered until then.

Pistol and Antigone

Of course, I had to rely on my mother to drop her off Tuesday morning so I could get to work.  I was relieved when I got the call that she was all done and ready to come home.

When I picked her up, I did talk to the vet, and he confirmed that her so-called normal horn was also really thin.

There’s a good chance she would have broken it if we hadn’t removed it too.  It’s going to take some getting used to her without horns, but she’s much better off.

She’ll stay in the Love Shack for a couple more days, and I still have Pistol with her to keep her company.  I’m glad we’re done with this.