Sunday, May 24, 2015
A New Vet for the Donkeys, a Visit from a Great Blue Heron and the NBC Investigative Report Airs!! ...at the Lazy Vegan.
Rufus with Vicky Nguyen of the NBC Investigative Unit
What a week! The NBC report finally aired! Was so happy with the thorough (albeit short) report that NBC did on Whole Foods selling rabbit meat - starring, among others, Rufus and Wasabi (and brief glimpses of dear Toby and Bravo!). Full video is above. I am very hopeful that this will be a turning point in the campaign against Whole Foods, who declined requests for interviews by NBC...because they know they're doing something terribly wrong! Bunnies are friends, not food.
Was also very happy with the new donkey vet who came to give the boys their West Nile shots this week. Our other vet left the practice but this new fellow seems equally as good. The donks BOTH managed to break free of the foreman's handling and ran circles - literally - around the barn with their lead ropes flying behind them while the vet was there - and he still managed to give them both shots in the neck as they rounded the bend - a very impressive feat! Actually, stunning!
And in dramatic news, we had a visit - or I should say that the fish had one - from a Great Blue Heron. OMG! I happened to glance out the kitchen window one morning to see the gigantic bird standing on the edge of the water feature. He or she was cartoonishly big and at first the image didn't really compute. But then, of course, we rushed outside. The heron flew to a nearby tree and stayed there for hours to watch as I kept guard of the water feature until the foreman could return with a pond net. Literally, hours. It was uncanny! A beautiful creature - but we're not offering up fish as a meal here at the Lazy Vegan!
The new vet offering the boys a cookie AFTER he gave them the shots! They declined. I wish I had thought to video tape them when they were running wildly around.
Selfie with Bravo!
One of Claire's rings...and a friend!
The Lazy Vegan Critter Cam Videos of the Week - the bobcat is back!