Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day. Let's talk about animals.

 I know who I'm voting for.  I'm not confused about that.  I AM unhappy about this Election.

 So, instead of Donkeys and Elephants, I'm posting about donkeys and rabbits who never ask us for money, never fabricate the truth, and always let us know that we matter.

Ramsey or Violet for President!!!

For those of you who follow me, you'll already know that I'm a bit donkey crazed, and that I own three rabbits who live in my flower shop.  The follow up on Violet is slow-going.  Last week on Monday, we saw the eye doctor who prescribed a gooey salve to break down some heavy calcification in her eye that has partly caused her abscess.  Her eye is now looking better.  I think we have one more trip to the Vet on Friday and I might get the go-ahead to stop taking her home every night to give her evening and early morning doses of her various eye goos which includes a strong antibiotic.  She's also on Medicam for discomfort.  She hates leaving the shop, but she's been a trooper. We'll both be relieved when she's back home for good.

You may also know that I follow Kris Maxwell's blog The Dancing Donkey.  I began following after her young donkey Emma had a foal named Ramsey.

Here he is just come into the world and still wet.

Patient Emma with her pesty baby.

Two donkeys asking for a playmate.

Two donkeys waiting for breakfast.

Last week Ramsey came down with a hoof abscess that became systemic and he's recovering from
surgery at Cornell Equine Center.  There was a lot of worry that the infection had spread to his brain, but it hadn't.  The news is good, guarded.  Recovery will be very slow and breathtakingly expensive. He had to be weaned early, which is very distressing to him and his Mommy.

You can read recent updates on how he's doing at the above link to Kris's blog.

I think this is a very recent photo of Ramsey before he became sick.

This is the Ramsey we want to see again.

An addendum to the Dried Flower post:  a bunch of stuff is on its way including Kenneth Turner's book on dried arrangements ( 7 bucks with shipping).  Has anyone noticed how fast Amazon processes your order and your credit card? At first I didn't think my order had gone through. Better not blink.


Noelle the dreamer said...

So glad to hear Violet is recovering!
A donkey who plays Frisbee? I have a Corgi like that too!
Thanks for sharing! We all need good news!

An Urban Cottage said...

Great to hear about Violet's progress!

I just spend some time reading her blog and I'm afraid I'm hooked. It's very intersting. I can't wait to get home to read more about the little one.

Jen said...

Sorry Violet is having such a hard time, but I'm glad there is some progress.

Those donkey pictures are darling. Going to check out the blog. Anything but the election noise.

flwrjane said...

Dammit Janet, I did a fresh/dried combo centerpiece for a garden club presentation today and I forgot to take a pic for you.


however I did vote.

xo jane

Molly said...

Unrelated: I took photos of another one of your beautiful arrangements:

Bow Street Flowers said...

Hey Molly! Stop by and say hello! Thanks for posting the arrangement. Flowers and food for a Birthday: perfect!

Amelia said...

Gald to hear of Violet's progress. She's been well taken care of. You're getting me hooked on donkeys, after all they do rule don't they?