Tuesday 24 March 2009

Twiggy's on the pill

Following on from yesterday, I spoke to the vet this morning about Twiggy and we are giving tablets a try for three weeks. Her kidneys and liver are ok at the minute so fingers crossed the tablets will control the thyroid and everything else will be ok.

Twiggy isn't the best cat in the world for taking tablets but it's amazing what will vanish in a little chicken parcel!! So that is tablet number one down (and stayed down), she has to have one twice a day so I think it will be chicken and ham parcels for starters at breakfast and tea time.

On the alpaca front all seems well today, it's been very windy and the girls have been kushed in the dip of the field with their bums to the wind for a fair bit of the afternoon. It's obviously too warm for the shelter. No wonder Molly decided to hold fire on going into labour.

During the night our chicken run got blown over and broke. The chickens are only actually shut in it at night to stop Mr Fox helping himself. The rest of the time the free range all over High Angerton.


Anonymous said...

Hello Debbie, I hope Twiggy continues to take her pills and is back to good health. Does it mean that the chickens have got to have a new run made or is the old one repairable. thats another job for your list.I am looking forward to seeing the cria,s when they arrive

Alpaca Granny said...

Hey, it's windy here in Michigan also.

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

I really don't like the winds it makes filling all the hay so difficult - you end up eating and wearing more of it.

Hopefully the run is repairable, it's holding together at the minute. Need to 'find' a bit of wood from somewhere!

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Hi Debbie,
If all else fails the chickens could always go across the road to the new development, and roost in the new houses, having breakfast with the builders!...hope the wind dies down, its been windy up here to. Im pleased to hear that Twiggy is taking her tablets, hopefully she will be feeling much better.