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Lady is celebrating her two-month anniversary at her forever home! Boy, time flies. She has settled into a routine. No fuss, no muss. She and the other seniors sort of hang out, but she's still a bit of a loner. She likes her privacy. The Caregiver has been working at gaining her trust, as she was a bit difficult to catch initially; now not so much. The Caregiver calls her "little muffin". :-) Since the arrival of snow, the horses and Very Bad Llama (VBL for short) have been kept in a small field near the house, for ease of feeding and so that The Caregiver can keep an eye on everyone. There are some old log out buildings that provide shelter. The Caregiver didn't like the look of Lady's left eye and had the vet out to look at it just before Christmas. It appears that she has limited sight and it was confirmed that she had sustained an injury a while back because there was old scar. She stood patiently while the vet poked and prodded and looked and felt. Her eye was causing pain, so she's now on drops and bute. It has made a big difference to her demeanor. She is much happier.
The cold snap was a bit of a challenge for Lady. At 34-years of age, she was starting to have issues keeping warm. The Caregiver had been blanketing her after we hit our first -25C day, but Lady was getting out of the blankets, leaving them to be buried in snow until spring. The Caregiver was now out of blankets. :-) LA kindly donated an old blanket and I bought a beauty at Greenhawk; my contact there gave me a discount because Lady was a rescue! I also picked up a supplement to help Lady keep weight on. Lady managed to wiggle out of and lose the high end blanket that I bought. However, she likes the one that LA donated. Unfortunately, it's not really waterproof. What can you do? She has her own fashion sense. :-)
I initially thought she had teeth, but I was wrong. Her food has to be specially prepared; a nice warm mush, which she gobbles down with gusto. The Caregiver says it's not a pretty sight watching her eat....sort of like a running blender with the top off. :-)
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