Sunday, May 17, 2009

Finally a quiet minute

This is my old cat Tony. He's around 17-19 years old, we're not exactly sure, but, he's at least 17 now. I had a Senior Feline test battery done a few weeks ago and it did show that he's in the beginning stages of Renal failure. Tony is my best friend, my shadow and he's been with me for 12 years now. I will be crushed when he passes. It's one of the reasons, I've not felt like blogging. Tony is actually doing well considering. I've switched his diet to a Renal prescription diet and he's also on a medicine called co-calcitriol to help him absorb calcium. Here he's shown in Girl's hospital pen that she was using while in the house. I had let her outside one day when it was nice and Tony didn't waste any time taking up residence here. I love my old Tony cat.

Finally, I've got a quiet minute to type a bit on my blog. The hens are all healthy and doing well. Girl my one Golden laced Wyandotte who had an egg break inside of her and had a prolapse is finally back in the flock after over 2 months of being inside being nursed back to health. She's back to laying too. Her eggs are a bit lumpy still, but, as long as I give her a calcium pill once a week she seems to be doing well. I just really have to keep an eye on her. The Dominique pictured above is Sylvia. She really is a great show Dominique. Her comb is nearly perfect according to the standard. I haven't shown her, as I don't have time to take off work and stay at the fairgrounds with her. I read that many people lately have had their show chickens stolen right out of the fair cages. This of course happens when the owners are out for the day or night.

The weather here just will not warm up. The wind is blowing very hard today and it is actually very cool. The girls spent most of the day under a shrub, picking around in the tall lilies on the bank in our backyard.

This chicken above is Bevin. She's probably my best layer. She's a grouchy ole' gal, just like her mommie! It's funny I have nearly 15 nest boxes available for them and they all want in the exact same boxes. Bevin loves to wait until one of the other girls gets inside and then push them out.

On another non-chicken note, I want to thank my friends for supporting me through this last month which was rather hard for me. I love all you girls and guys! I will try to keep up with my posting this coming month with more photos.


Christy said...

I'm sorry about Tony. I hope he stays healthy for a good long time.

Farm Chick Paula said...

It's so good to hear from you again, Shana! I'm so sorry about Tony- old friends are so precious... and it's hard to let go.
Love the picture of your girls- Sylvia is a beauty- no doubt about it.
By the way- I don't know if I told you, but I love your song list! I enjoy coming here just to listen to the wonderful music- those are some of my all time favorites!!

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MrsHoneysuckle said...

Lovely chickens! Very nice drawings also...Love your blog! We have chickens also. Nine new biddies, two bigger chicks, three roosters, and two hens. Don't you just love 'em?

Nancy M. said...

I know how you feel about Tony, I had a cat that I loved so much. He passed away a few years ago, and was quite old too. I hope you'll have Tony for some time to come!

Very pretty girls you have! I don't know why hens like to share the same nest box, either. It's terrible that someone would try and steal someone's chickens!

Crazy Chicken Lady said...

Thank you so much everyone! I really do appreciate you wishing Tony cat well. It really means a lot to me :)

I love to read all your blogs, it's like stepping into each of your lives for a day..very neat!

MrsHoneysuckle said...

I hope your cat gets better! It is so sad when a close pet gets sick or worse. BTDT! I've prayed for him and you.

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