I got this photo the other day of blind Madison enjoying her morning routine -- grazing. Yes, grazing. I don't know what it is exactly, but she and blind Penny love to eat a little green grass first thing in the morning after I let them out. To show you how particular they are, these girls don't do this every morning, but generally only when there's a fresh dew on the grass.
No, there isn't anything missing in their food ... they get a complete, balanced diet ... it's just there's something about green grass with some dew on it in the morning that they love. And this isn't the kind of grass eating that dogs and cats typically do, when they throw it up later inside the house. You know, that kind. They just enjoy some fresh grass the way cows and horses do.
Moreover, even though they're blind, they always seek out and find only the brightest, greenest grass in the yard for their morning nibble. (Hmm, just like cows and horses....) You can see from the photo how Madison is enjoying the lushest grass around her. I suspect it must smell fresher and greener than the other grass ... and must taste better, too. Thus both of these girls are very selective in their grazing -- just a little, only the bright green stuff, and only with a little dew on top!
As I post this, Alayne is on her way back from Missoula with Bailey and Goldie. Bailey's temperature is back to normal and his bloodwork looked great. We are waiting on the cultures from his urine and from the fluid in his leg, and that can take days to grow. So at this point we don't know much more about the cause of his infection. Goldie had some small growths removed from her leg and came through the surgery just fine. All three will be home shortly.
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