Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Bear is all better
I am THRILLED to post that Honey Bear is all better. I took her back to the vet today to get her stitches out. Her wound is all healed up and the stitches are now out.
She's a smart bird. She saw me come for her with a towel over my shoulder and went and hid under the coop. I always bring a towel when I take her in the car. Just in case there's an "accident" or if it's really cold out, I'll wrap her up to make her feel more secure.
She saw that towel and she wanted nothing to do with me. I felt awful that she has such a negative association with going in the car now.
The vet tech let me hold her while she quickly removed the stitches and Honey was very well behaved. But you could see how nervous she was. And who could blame her. The last three trips to the vet have ended with her being put to sleep, having surgery, probably waking up in pain and coming home only to be stuck in a dog crate in the kitchen with me for two days.
She was thrilled to be put right back outside with her sisters once we got home.
Now she just need to finish up molting and go broody and we'll give her four baby Buff Orpingtons to raise. I'm not 100% certain but I'm leaning towards naming them Pickles, Peaches, Peanut and Penny. Penny definitely falls outside my Spice Girls theme, but it's such the quintessential chicken name.