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Eriathwen

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Thankfully they are really good with their medicines, although Ebony finishes her course today! Which on the one hand is great because Baytril tastes awful XD but on the other hand it has sadly not helped. But as long as she remains stable and things don't get worse, our vet is happy to monitor and just see how she goes with time.
 

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Leonard's hair has started to regrow now his pain is more under control, he is chewing on himself less and less :)
This means he can come out for floor time again to try and strengthen the muscles in his back legs which had begun to atrophy.
Cleaning up and sweeping takes twice as long with him sticking his nose into everything but it's nice to see him about and enjoying himself. Then of course I turned around and he is nowhere to be found...not helpful that he matches the carpet lol! But his little pink ears gave him away and I found him fast asleep next to the heater. He spent a good 20 minutes napping or splooting out. Unfortunately his knees aren't capable of chookens anymore, but he did his best XD

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It's been a bit of a day, resulting in me curling up on the floor for a bit of a cry.. I'm really missing Brambles cuddles lately, when I've finished having a bit of a moment I look up to find Leonard has come over to lay near me, which was comforting. He's doing really well with his legs, he can get around so much easier and he even had it in him to play with some loo roll tubes while he was out earlier.

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Thankyou, they really are. I don't know where I would be without this little lot.
It feels like its been forever, yet no time at all, it's odd. I also realised that this is the first time ever, since I first started keeping piggies 17ish years ago that I do not have a long haired piggy...I don't know why that makes me sad, it's such a weird thing to be sad about? Grief is such a strange thing.

I've taken it upon myself to teach the piggies some tricks which is going as well as you could imagine XD but it's kept me occupied for a while.


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Well, in an effort to keep myself busy and give Leonard something to keep himself occupied with...I figured i'd see how he felt about basketball XD he wasn't fond of the ball I got him, so I might need to find another or make one, but he caught on very quickly that I wanted him to stand the tubes up! Next step..putting the ball in the hole, which I'm anticipating will take a lot longer to teach him :lol!: He's such a smart boy though.


 
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