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Flick ([personal profile] flick) wrote2016-07-07 08:06 pm

Lame animal count: 3

Esk was looking quite lame when we went out to put her to bed, so I traumatised her back into health caught her and checked that there was nothing obviously wrong, after which I put her down and she ran away looking perfectly normal. This is not the first time one of the ducks has done this!

Bugs is now consistently lame again, so I've got the second-opinion vet coming back for him tomorrow.

And Jo Jo is still hobbling around like a hobbly thing. Annoyingly, I had a call from her vets today, saying that the surgeon has said he *can't* do her op next Friday, because he won't have time for three surgeries. It sounds like they've been playing voice mail tag with him: they now going to try to actually speak to him and find out when he can do it. Depending on what the answer is (and, indeed, how long it takes for it to come), we might have to look at getting it done somewhere else.
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[personal profile] birguslatro 2016-07-07 10:11 pm (UTC)(link)
"This is not the first time one of the ducks has done this!"

Maybe that "follow me away from my nest" behaviour some birds have?
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[personal profile] birguslatro 2016-07-23 02:47 am (UTC)(link)
Related...

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/saturday/audio/201809382/thomas-thwaites-acting-the-goat

Note the goats-military connection starting about 5 minutes in. (Not to say it isn't a fun and informative interview all the way though...)