Today we made a slightly late trip to see Dogtor Tom.
Shots... and to discover why Lilly has been limping for the last few weeks.
It seems we get halfway through our walk, and she begins to
lift her right front foot, and then to limp slowly back to the car.
It's stifling our style (laugh).
Yes, they are looking slightly chagrined, and this was just before
the doctor had to muzzle Lilly, who has never liked being "handled".
She appears to have some damage to her right shoulder... so we are using
Rimadyl for a few days... and then we will have to have
a week off of walking if that does not help, to give the sore
tendons/muscles time to heal.
Look where we went when we left the doctor's office.
Wyandotte County Lake.
I show you more geese because I wanted to show you something.
Do you see them in the center?
Nature absolutely thrills me.
These appear to be Ross's Geese... or possibly a Ross's/Snow Goose cross.
Male and Female Common Goldeneyes. They are amongst the last of
the ducks to migrate, and often stay where there is open water (like Wyco Lake).
The lake is having Eagle Days on January 14 and 15, so Keith and I will pick a day and go.
As soon as the geese saw Lilly and Jester coming, they began to amble towards the water.
The Water Baby went as far out into the shallow as she could on a short leash.
Next time we go, we'll put her on a longer one.
The little guy was having a blast! He ran back and forth in the mud, as fast as he could on the leash, and ran in great circles around me. He loved the mud, but did not go into the water.
Why did I not pick that bag up? Plastic bags can kill geese.
Lilly was content to watch and not try to get farther into the water.
The geese were as interested in us as we were in them, and came closer and closer.
And now, on to wrapping!