I picked chicharo up from the vet this afternoon. His dental cleaning went well. He didn't need any extractions and had no major problems. the cleaning should help improve the health of his gums and he's in good shape in that respect for being 13 yrs old. He was happy to get back home. In talking to the vet, she didn't think that his gums and teeth looked so bad that it would be causing him lots of pain eating. However, she did give him some pain medicine to take for a few days and see if it helps him eat better. She wants to see him in a few weeks to check his weight. she is concerned that something else may be going on, such as a tumor. His calcium was normal but on the high side of normal and sometimes that can be related to a tumor. So, we'll see how things go.
and on another note, my kids had their preschool graduation tonight. Fun milestone to celebrate. We all had a nice time.
Originally Posted by chickee
I actually get a thrill out of the Bobcat encounters I love seeing them. We have not lost a chicken to one in over 3 years. I even know a couple by their looks. One is a smaller, young female that has nice spotting. This older guy I chased off last night has really long legs, 3/4s of a tail and has no spotting. They do get a little too bold at times though. One summer we were on our deck BBQing and I look down into the pasture and here comes this half grown Bobcat, nose in the air, heading right for the house! Now that is just too cozy! I wasn't about to share my dinner with her! We had to shoe that one off
The egg that the broody abandoned, that went in the incubator, hatched this morning! I am waiting for it to fluff up and get more stable on its feet before I give it to the broody. Its brothers and sisters have a head start and I want to be sure it is strong enough to keep up. A blue laced red to black laced red mating is supposed to produce 50% black laced red and 50% blue laced red, but all the chicks from my birds are blue! Which is great! Of the two I hatched from shipped eggs (the parent birds were all blue laced reds) I got one black laced red (sure that is a pullet) and a blue laced red (sure that is a rooster.) They look to be really nice quality chicks, especially the black laced red pullet who is my favorite of all the chicks
congrats on your amazing survivor chick. I would love to see a bobcat myself at a safe distance.
Originally Posted by aubreynoramarie
You guys really did a number on my Markie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am shocked and amazed and so filled with love right now. for our fifth anniversary Markie got down on one knee in the 8iddle of venice beach and asked me to marry him. I cant wait to show you guys the ring, its adorable and I am still recouping, lol. Ill get back to yall tomorrow!!!
congrats! so happy for you both!