Nefertiti Noelle had her eyes begin to run a little, which, in cats, is often an expression of a respiratory infection. This just began, so I started her on vitamin E oil, and depending what happens after the weekend, will either cont. with just that, or have her see the vet for an addition of antibiotics, most likely.
Also, Mamou has an injury. It's to his jaw and ear. Apparently, he tussled with someone. I hope that it was Uhura, or maybe Sluggo, though neither looks like they've been in a fight. Not that they have to. Sluggo has always sent him tumbling when he gets out of line.
I'd rather it have been one of them than a stray cat, the neighbor's cat, or a wild animal. Even though he's a fixed male, he is very territorial, and for some reason will start a fight with one of the girl cats, which my other males, in the past, generally didn't. He starts it, and they end it, is how it generally goes. In any case, he's on antibiotics.
We could have had a chicken disaster, but didn't, thankfully.
Each night, when Dh locks the chicken's doors, he does a quick head count. They put themselves to bed at dusk, we just need to lock them away for safety's sake.
One morning this week, Dh went to let the chickens out for the day, and there, standing alone in the chicken yard, was our oldest hen. When I shared photos of my hens about 10 years ago, everyone chose her as the prettiest hen. She's a golden laced wyandotte, and is almost 11 years old, compared to everyone else being close to 5.
He doesn't know if he miscounted, which hasn't happened before, or what, but there she was. Obviously, she hadn't been in the yard the night before, but had probably been in a tree, or behind something. Considering the cold, and the predators that are out every night, she is lucky to have gotten through the night. Dh is double and triple counting now!
Everyone else seems fine. Keanu hasn't has another seizure that we know of; Tango sleeps near the new heater at night, and Sluggo is still making sure that we don't forget her wet food treat each day.
Have a great evening!
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