We noticed last Sunday that she was loosing weight. And then Wednesday we noticed that she had a few bumps on her. So early Thursday morning we loaded her up on the trailer and headed into the vets office. Normally we would call the Doc out to see us, as loading up donkeys are not the easiest to do. But we knew that they would want to be able to run test on her and it would be faster if she was there.
Here is Hubby waiting outside with Pattie to see the Doc.
We are very worried about our girl. They are not for sure what is wrong with her. Her numbers are wonky Plus her back right leg is swollen. One thing we are concerned about is did she get bit by something. Rattle Snakes are on the move around here, we have killed one and a neighbor has killed two just this week! Pat is staying at the vets office right now. They felt they could better keep an eye on her and check her numbers and give her meds. Hubby went by there yesterday and checked on her. Her personality hasn't changed a bit, she nodded her head at him and slowly came right to him for lovings. He stayed there while they checked her numbers again they were better. So we are taking that as a positive and that the medicine is working... working on what we still are not sure, but after all the stress and worry I am taking it! I can't stand it anymore, as soon as all the animals are fed this morning we are loading up and heading in so I can see my girl. It is making me crazy not having one of my babies home. - So Prayers for our girl Pattie, please.
Ok, a few shots from earlier...
Tiny Olive Oyle -
Her coloring is just stunning! For a while there we were worried that she was going to be to tiny to ever use as a breeding Nanny. But finally she is starting to catch up to all the other girls her age. And I am thrilled! She has such beautiful markings and coloring! Won't be for a while, but I think she is going to have pretty little kids.
I think last week... or the week before...(they are running together and coming so fast lately) I think I showed you one of her daughters, Crissy. I said how much she looked like her Mom. Well this is Jill - she has sweetest petite face and long nose. And take a look at those horns! Of all the goats, Jill has the prettiest, longest thin horns. They are perfect. I happen to think Jill is just perfect too.
A photo of two of the boys -
Here are Jorge and Pavo. The afternoons have been really hot here. 100 degrees plus. I found them hanging by the water bucket. "Dad" had just filled them with nice cool fresh water. One thing that Hubby is a FREAK about clean water. We decided years ago that we didn't want large water troughs for the animals. I can't stand seeing all that yucky green algae in them. So we went with these 20 gallon buckets. Some pens have two or three of them. But working with these buckets Hubby can dump them and clean them. EVERY DAY. This time of year two times a day. Our donkeys have become use to having that clean fresh water... and look forward to it. Some of them will trot over while he is filling and drink right out of the hose. Kids :0)
One more photo this week... took this yesterday, just cracked me up.
I came around the corner and found Mr. Tuco enjoying "Dad's" chair. I snapped quick with my phone, then asked what he thought he was doing... those adorable eyes just looked up at me. He is the only one of the four dogs that has ever jumped up on the furniture. Well other than the bed, we have stairs so they can come to bed at night... I know spoiled. But you know I can't sleep with out a fur baby on my feet :0) I petted him on the head and left him to being comfortable. LOL Hey.. it isn't my chair...
Sorry I don't have more photos this week... Pattie has had all my thoughts, time and energy the past few days. I hate having sick children! I just wish she could tell me what is wrong.
I'll be back tomorrow with Me and My Space... see you then, have a wonderful Saturday.