Saturday, September 7, 2013
Scheduling the Vet Appointments, Laboring on Labor Day and More in the First Week of September at the Lazy Vegan!
It has been a busy week at the Lazy Vegan, beginning with the Labor Day holiday when the foreman, true to form, labored away! He completely redesigned the donkeys' corral (to make room for the upcoming pergola project), which included moving the heavy metal "dining shelter" and digging a new ditch for a complete new water line for the automatic waterer...this was actually even more work than it sounds like! The donkeys lost a bit of space in the corral, but we'll be getting more fencing soon to expand their area elsewhere - and now everything near their barn is neat and tidy and close by. An added bonus is that their water stays nice and cool since the sun doesn't hit it where the new position for the dining shelter is - and that makes me very happy (when the water gets warm it is not only not as refreshing to drink but it causes algae to grow and then I'm constantly cleaning it out). Onward to the rest of the week - Toby went to the vet and the next day we got his blood lab results back with the not-good news that his liver enzyme levels are elevated - which usually indicates disease - so the vet wants to retest in two months. I am not going to fret until we get the results of a new test - and even then I'm mindful that our little Toby is fifteen - so I certainly am not going to subject him to a bunch of testing or treatments if he does have something; I'll let him live out his life naturally (as Julie just recently did!). The week ended with the donkeys getting their much-delayed vaccines. We love our vet - he is great with the boys and so efficient - he was in and out of their corral in no time after administering two sets of shots per donk! And he even had to put up with some bucking and jumping from Paco but still managed to get the needles into his neck with ease...simply amazing. I didn't even have time to photograph the event it went so quickly! Now the boys are good till November, when they'll be due for their rabies shots. Next in line for vet appointments are Bravo and Wasabi - fun, fun, fun!
Happy Birthday TODAY to Deb!! I hope Notre Dame wins the game today in her honor!!
Ah, the new and improved urine sample kit that we got to take home with us! And then I got to drop it back off...I always tell the receptionist it is a little gift from Toby!
I'm always amazed at the wildlife I see on my morning walks...just this morning, a duck!http://www.thebarlow.net/
The most ridiculous photo of the week! I was happy to have my camera nearby for this one. My begging trio!
My nephew and his girlfriend adopted this adorable cat - her name is Roxy! I think she needs her own blog!
Sparky lounging! Check out Sparky's blog (link to right on this blog!) for some really cute updates!
This Week's Lazy Vegan Critter Cam Videos...
including a bobcat with (ugh) prey!