Saturday routine

It’s a Saturday so of course we’re at the vet. Today Lionel Ernest went to the vet for a check-up to see how his foot is doing. I love taking new rescues back to the vet because they suddenly realize I am the best thing around, compared to everything else. Lionel stuck close to me at the vet’s office when he otherwise will have nothing to do with me. See Lionel? I’m not so bad after all.

“Get away from me, chicken!”

Olly Astro also came to the vet today to have a quick re-check after her sneezing and swollen belly from a few weeks ago. She is all better, which is great. She is a very good chicken and I’m glad she’s feeling better.

Lionel was briefly wrapped up like a burrito so the vet could draw some blood and make sure his infection is improving. He looks like he’s smiling here, but he was very angry and bit me when we finally unwrapped the Lionel burrito.

Lionel’s foot swelling is improving, but he’ll stay on antibiotics. He may need to have his foot opened up and cleaned out, but we’ll wait a few more weeks before resorting to that. For now, he has gained weight (1.1kg 10-days-ago and 1.3kg now), he’s feeling better and we’ll have his blood results on Tuesday.

Once we were back home, all the kids enjoyed the sunshine. Miles and Lucky look especially cute in bright sunlight with their stunning green heads.

Lucky is a perfect little domestic mallard.

And he loves his buddy Miles. “Yoga stretch!”

Together they spend most of their days and nights staring at Danny girl, hoping to get close to her. Unfortunately she is a little too handicapped and fragile to handle these two, so their unrequited love will always be just out of reach.

At least it gives them something to do together.

That’s it for today. Here’s hoping your weekend is a good one.

Quacks and clucks,

Tiff and the flock

12. May 2012 by Silly Human
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