3.28.2011

A Goat and Some Kittens

On Friday I went with Brandon to one of the veterinary clinics so he could help Dr. Rachael trim a goat's hooves. Not just any goat, but a 145 lb. Ram. He had been neglected by his former owner, and his new owner brought him to the clinic immediately after taking over care. The hooves on this poor Ram had not been trimmed in years, so he had extreme slipper toe and foot rot. His hooves were curled out over 4 inches long! The new owner sawed off several inches before bringing him to the clinic to get them trimmed off the rest of the way. It took sedation and 5 people over an hour to get those hooves trimmed. Y'all can only imagine the smell, not t o mention it peed at least 3 different times while it was in the exam room. Talk about a dirty job! With 5 people holding this rowdy goat down, the positions people were getting in were pretty comical. Almost like a game of Twister. This guy is practically going to have to learn how to walk again. He is a brand new man!Handing the finishing touches. Team work: Dr. Brandon and Dr. Rachael with their new client, who was still mildly sedated :) Then we headed back to the other clinic only to find some kittens had been dropped off. Their Mama had gotten killed and they were only a few days old, so guess who got to bottle feed?! Yes, please! I know I look ridiculous because I wasn't looking directly at the camera for some reason, but it's not about me, it's about that precious newborn helping to hold the bottle.They are so tiny and precious. Their eyes aren't even close to being open yet. We brought them home to care for them over the weekend and Sanford was very curious about their little cries. I'm trying real hard not to get attached, but that's about impossible :)
"But Jacob said to him, “My lord knows that the children are tender and that I must care for the ewes and cows that are nursing their young. If they are driven hard just one day, all the animals will die." Genesis 33:13

8 comments:

  1. When I saw the word kittens in the title of this post I got pretty excited! ha! They are so precious, I just love those pictures. Hope the little ones stay healthy!

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  2. girl, wow! pictures are WOW! hope everyone continues to stay healthy and get better!

    Hope your doing well!

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  3. The kittens are so tiny and cute. Oh my! I agree it would be almost impossible not to become attached! Good luck with that :)

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  4. Send me one of those cute, little things!!

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  5. Your blog just makes my day! Love this....makes me wish I had gone to vet school instead of law school! I guess at this point I just need to find one to marry instead! :)

    ~Tiffany

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  6. Oh my gosh, those little kittens are TOO cute for words!!

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  7. What an experience the hooves trimming must be! The pictures are so funny! And those kitties...awww...way too cute!

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