Tag Archives: animals

Never work with …

6 Jan

There’s an old saying – Never work with kids or animals.  On occasions I have been lucky enough to snap some likeable photos of my various pets.  So today I decided my pic of the day would be of my cat Velcro.  She is a much loved Domestic Long Hair that we adopted from the Cat Home 14 years ago.  I discovered that once I wanted to put my cat in a position to photograph she became rather recalcitrant.



However, in the end I think I got a shot worth keeping.

©2017 Cathy Craig

Grass Seeds are Evil

19 Dec

We have a dog(puppy) that is probably more human than dog.  He ‘sits’ on the lounge.  He ‘sleeps’ in bed with DS – even manages to climb the 6 steps up the ladder into the bed!

Over the years we have learnt the hard way, via two trips to the vet, to keep a rather vigilant eye out for grass seeds.  They have been known to burrow under the skin and even once down the ear canal.  So when puppy crawled into DS lap ‘crying’ he did the only thing a human can do, and gave him  the once over looking for the offending seed.  One paw had darker than usual lick staining, so much attention was  paid, but no seeds could be found.

DD, an animal carer of the future, was called in to run her expert eye over the situation.  No, the paw is clear.  Then she noticed a swollen shut eye!  As she held puppy and opened his eye, there was the merest whisp of brown.  It looked like the tiniest of eyelashes poking out.  With heart in mouth and internal prayer dialogue I grasped the wisp and extracted, much to everyones horror, a complete grass seed.  Oh Poor Puppy.

I am happy to report that all swelling has disappeared and Puppy is back to his usual self.