Tuesday 14 March 2017
Dogs And Doves
I will start with the Doves
So far so good, the hatching's are now 1 week old
Or Squabs is there proper name
Both eggs have hatched and the Squabs seem to be thriving, ugly little things, sorry this is the best photo I have managed to get without upsetting mammy dove who's house keeping leaves a lot to be desired.
Doggie weigh in yesterday
Tess lost 1.1kg last week total loss so far 5.6kg she now weighs in at 34kg she is doing great and will soon be slimmer of the year.
Sol has managed to put on 70g he now weighs in at 33.7kg not a vast increase but better than losing it.
We had a scare with Tess on Sunday morning she couldn't stand, she was trying to get across the floor on her belly, a visit to the emergency vet, she has a lot of weakness in her back legs due to the conditions she was kept in and her excess weight wasn't helping,
He gave her an injection for pain relief and anti inflammatory and she was soon running around like a pup.
We think she is on the move to much and her legs cant cope with the amount of running around she is doing
more rest is needed, so the decision has been taken she will not go on the afternoon walks with Sol it will be her rest time.
She follows us every where and spends a lot of time out in the fields, she needs to pace her exercise better, she is also on daily medication to help her legs although we know they wont improve and over time they will deteriorate
She can now get up and down the ramp for the car, she loves going out and about, as does Sol.
We hope soon to take her to the beach her first every seaside trip.