Ah, April. We’re looking transmit to a nice quiet month, a punctilious quiet weekend, heck, we’d take a particular quiet day. No wild critters, ~t any sick animals, no guns ablazin’.
Last Thursday, Mattie got piece by a rattlesnake.
At first we study it was something she ate, on this account that, you know, dogs are not picky eaters and suffer’s just say our driveway and sidewalks are extraordinarily clean for having free-roaming goats and chickens. In a brief period of two hours Mattie became acutely unfavorable. Everything drooped on her: head, back part, ears, even her lower eyelids. I checked her gums – dank, pink, and they blanched in in a ~ degree than 3 seconds with finger straits – all good signs.
I walked round the house and except for the unstamed driveway all I found was a dead lizard, petiole still twitching, next to the garage means of access. I wasn’t sure if we had pestiferous lizards so I picked the lizard up, didn’t inquire any marks on it, and tossed it into the elevated grass.
We’ve had a prior episode of Mattie being sick. The Vet diagnosed her by gastritis and sent her home through Flagyl and a bland diet. After a two of days of rest she was to the degree that good as new. So that eve we settled Mattie in the garage with her heated bed, held her dinner, made certain she had water, and left her alone to be still it off and get over her stand ache.
The next morning, 12 hours later, Mattie’s meet ~ to ~ and neck was markedly swollen, other so on the left side, and her nation was purple-pink in color. Maybe she had one allergy to lizards. We offered her a in a small degree food and though she had agitate chewing the hard kibble she definitely had ~y appetite.
We couldn’t get a vet place but we took Mattie in like a “Drop Off” and left her there. Shortly after, Dr M. called and uttered although it could be an allergic reaction, he was leaning more towards a serpent bite. He wasn’t 100% unerring because he couldn’t find somewhat bite marks. Mattie’s VS, airway, and labs were okay bound he wanted to keep her as antidote to the rest of the day on account of monitoring. Anti-venom was not recommended.
Later that afternoon we picked Mattie up. Dr M. had checked her immersing again and still couldn’t find out any fang marks, but he was excellent sure it was a snake chouse. We gave Mattie antibiotics twice a appointed time for a week in case there was infection from bite necrosis. Over the nearest couple of days she spent greatest number of the time in her foundation.
Bitee – 24 hours later.
I after that harbored the idea it was every allergic reaction to the lizard. I was wicked.
The very next morning after bringing Mattie home, next to the garage door where I found the dead lizard, I found a fine dead snake. I looked around in quest of something to cover it with boundary instead went to get The Man. I laughed at him taken in the character of he came flying out of the hotel, grabbing and loading his .22 “critter deterrent” with bird shot. Haha, it’s dead, it’s dead.
The self-same much alive snake coiled to chastise when The Man ran up to it. Baby rattler had been enjoying a pacific sunny Saturday morning near it’s just discovered home – under the recycle trash crib – next to the garage door. We opine Mattie may have gotten bit in the brass (or mouth) by investigating or chasing the lizard, getting too close to the rattlesnake.
Biter – 42 hours later.
It’s been a week and Mattie has made a well stocked recovery, she’s back to doing her work at ~s as pack leader and indiscriminate eater.
But, wait, in that place’s more . . . .
Wednesday night. The Man is sitting on the couch and hears Molly the cat, structure a ruckus out on the cover with a ~. He looks out the glass gliding door and sees Molly facing off to a raccoon that’s caustic her food, they’re ten inches apart. The excessively same cat who lets Sophia the chicken eat her food is screaming and swiping her foot at a raccoon.
Yeehaw, it likewise ended well, with the raccoon slowly sauntering begone after giving stink-eye to The Man.
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