Sunday, 2 March 2014
first days of Sedges arrival here
Well after a beautiful day weather wise yesterday, today was rather more miserable and it's grey and raining right now. We managed to do one flying demonstration outside and Benbecula was amazing, flew brilliantly, if you have not seen him - male Steller's Sea Eagle, he is worth a visit just to watch him! The Luggers have laid which is a very nice surprise and Dawn Run has her first egg too.
The vet phoned from Vets Now this morning, Sedge was OK, he was being a little vocal so they reduced the very strong pain meds, there was still no pain response, but it is early days yet, only about 14 hours after the operation so it could not be expected yet. I did say I was not expecting miracles until Thursday but I did want one then please! We believe in miracles here, nothing like them to cheer one up.
eating a falconry glove
I just phoned now (early evening on Sunday) to see how he was and he is settled and sleeping, he has eaten a little but has a catheter in because he can't pee. He was trying to walk this morning which he is not supposed to do, so we continue to wait and hope for him.
a little older
In the interim period my friends and staff have been putting things on Facebook and unbelievably people have already donated over £800 towards his care, I can't even think about it without crying, its just amazing and we don't even know if he is going to make it. He is however a particularly special dog, he sits uninvited on people's laps, he waits by the entry gate to welcome people, he chases the house martins who laugh at him because he is never near and we miss him hourly.
Have to be positive about things though, think positive thoughts and he will get better. So we are thinking ahead, his bed is ready for him and we are looking at hydrotherapy for him to get things working again if we can. Someone has already offered to help. We also have two people who are vet nurses locally and they have offered to help as well, I suspect if he gets home he will be very well looked after.
Don't forget its Pan Cake day on Tuesday

relaxing on a Labrador!



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It is fun to share the daily goings on here, some good and some bad, some funny and some sad, but all a part of our daily lives.
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An interesting video on Lead

An interesting video on Lead

I find it staggering that people who want to hunt don't see the value in changing their ammunition from lead to a safer product. We have stopped using lead in petrol, in paint, in our water pipes, but they still want to use lead - ah well, apparently eating it not only kills birds but leads to reduced intelligence in humans......................

NO ONE is asking you to stop legal and genuine hunting, they are just asking you to change your ammunition!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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