Thursday, September 8, 2011

Tell me Thursday #8

It is time for Crooks & Crazies Tell Me Thursday

1. What is the biggest thing that grossed you out over the past week?
The wound on one of our ewe's leg.  It is not healing well, is infected, reeks like decomp, gobs of proud flesh, exposed bone and muscle.   Due to the location of the wound (inside of her rear leg, near the udder) I have to bend over to treat it, with my face right next to her privates (which are glaringly exposed due to her tail being cropped way too short). On Tuesday she treated me to a lovely gaseous emission cloud that melted my nasal passages and rendered my olfactory system inert for hours.   How is that for gross?  (Before anyone offers advice, yes she is on antibiotics IM and we are doing everything possible to facilitate healing). 

2. What do you feed your dogs?
I feed all of my dogs a raw diet.  This morning they had meaty lamb necks.  This evening they had a mixture of beef tripe, beef heart, chicken liver, sardines, broccoli, spinach, pumpkin, salmon oil, an egg...topped with my left over salad from dinner.  

3. If you could move anywhere where would you live?
I would move back to North Carolina.  I loved living there and never wanted to leave, but the damn US Army decided we needed to live at Fort Lewis.  My second choice would be Pocatello, Idaho. 

4. What is the funniest thought that occurred to you (or thing that happened to you) this week?
I was using Brynn to gate sort the sheep for working.  She had to go between the sheep and Jim the Llama.  Instead of going behind him, she went under him and bumped his leg.  The look on his face was priceless.  Reminded me of Beeker from the Muppet Show.  

5. If you couldn't have your breed of choice what would be next on your list?
I cannot imagine not having a border collie.  But if I was not able to have a BC I would have to choose a rescue dog of indiscriminate breeding.  It is not the breeding or breed that gets me, it is the dog's personality. 


Laura Carson said...

I'll be honest... gaping flesh wounds freak me out. Bleurgh. Hope she recovers OK!

I love NC. :) Who knows... maybe one day you guys might make it back.

Doniene said...

Your descriptions are - well very descriptive - I could almost smell it!! LOL