animal updates

Posted: December 1, 2006 at 8:40 am

sickies on watch for this week are…moses, spritely, and baby jack

our resident head cases: phoebe is out of sorts and irritable with the cold, maude continues to put all oldtimers to shame and except for some gawd awful wailing when she determines i am heading off the actual property is doing very well, sandy (aka sandra dee) is becoming normal and who’d have thought that was possiible here of all places?, murphy is starting to zoom around, fall over and knock everyone else down when i come home…he is still reachiing up and grabbing me with his mouth, but he is not so much toddering on the edge any more. swinger remains a gomer pyle but i don’t see any anxiousness in him anymore.

of the sick cats in the medical room, ogidie needs his feet soaked as soon as i can get someone here to help me, panda is holding his own, pause is ready to join the others in the cat room in a day or two and jesse is still congested but a little bit better.

new guys…norton is well at home., he told moses last night that this was his kitchen it was full and to get the hell out. good thing moses is deaf. sam and endora (the shy 15 yr olds from ashcroft) are still under the bed but appear to be eating and drinking.

gracie still can’t move her back end much, but she is  eating drinking and interested in what we are up to, esp if it involves carrots.

jack can now look like she is dead when she is sleeping (i hate it when they can do that) and so far everyone else is fine.

new incoming today….a life long badly neglected, crippled, and incontinent senior dog who apparently is just a sweetheart. he is coming thru another rescue group who because of his needs could not find a foster home to place him in. i will let you know more when he gets here today. i bet norton gives him heck in his harmless hound dog way. i love the sounds that norton can make. oh and norton is still bugging michael to be his friend, michael is pretending norton doesn’t exist.


4 Comments on "animal updates"

  • Jean says

    There are very few things funnier than seeing Norton persistently jab Michael with his nose. It is not a nudge, it is definitely a jab – kinda the canine version of the human guy thing of a punch on the arm – or the sibling finger jab. And Michael just ignores it! So funny – the troll has a pal, whether he wants it or not!

    Poor Moses – he is wearing out. He looks kinda like Eeyore these days. Except he doesn’t complain.

  • nicole says

    if you give clear directions, i’m sure 2 of us can try soaking ogidie’s feet tomorrow while you are out.

  • Carol says

    you just have to soak in warm water and hibitane his front feet, and once softened gently remove that crud caked under his nails and then a final soak in half normal saline and half peroxide, dry them off and apply antibiotic cream to the nail beds….when his feet swell up, he leaks serous fluid from his nail beds and as the swelling goes down, it builds up and hardens…i have been trying to get to him for the last couple of days but other stuff keeps distracting me and by the time i remember, everyone here has gone home! i suck.

  • Julie says

    I will be there tomorrow doing my bits so anything that needs help with let me know. Perhaps Nicole and i could do the little manlings feet. I owe you some time anyway.

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