Thursday, July 29, 2010

Guess who's getting ducks...

Minnie is! I'm going this evening to pick up 5 Indian Runners, 2 Mallards, 1 Pekin and a Mallard cross. Now we just need to modify the round pen with some chicken wire across the panels so they can't get out, and it'll be ready for her to start learning with them on a regular basis.

On the not so bright side, Gabbi had a check up yesterday. Her lump is now about the size of a golf ball. Her hind legs will sometime just give out on her. Something is also affecting her proprioception in her hind legs. Her right leg is a little slow to respond and her left was either extremely slow to respond or didn't respond at all. (I didn't see that one tested) The vet said it could be a couple different things. It could be a slow slip of a disk, it could be her cancer has mastitized (sp) on her spine, or even something else. So unfortunately it's only a matter of time on how much longer this dear and great gal will be with us. She is still her happy go-lucky alpha self for now.


  1. It could be DM - We know her father was a carrier, and her mother could well have been as she had a full sister who was. Fearna and Dancer from the Julie/Juneau litter were both affected.

  2. I was just going to say that . . .

    The symptom of slow response, especially with the legs not being equal, could certainly be DM.

  3. Wow, I just did some reading and it is sounding like that very well could be it. It's quite sad either way. Even if it's not DM, w/ her having cancer we know our time with her is limited.