The Country Diary of a GenX Woman

$350 Grass Seed

20131118_132350Shorty went out chasing a fox on Saturday night and came back shaking her head as if she was trying to get something out of her ear.  I tried to have a look but couldn’t see anything, but hoped she could get it out as she has done before.  On Sunday, it was obviously causing her discomfort, especially if we were out in the wind, so I warmed some olive oil to see if I could help float it out. She didn’t like the oil going in, but she did give her head a good shake afterwards.   The glands in her neck started coming up so I took her to the vet first thing.  She wouldn’t even let him near her ear with his light and scope, so she got booked in for an anaesthetic.  There was a long, stiff, grippy seed in her ear and part of it had dislodged and was sitting on her ear drum, no wonder she was in pain.  She took longer than expected to come out of the anaesthetic and was pretty dopey for the rest of the afternoon.  I think these large pointy Kelpie ears are a bit of a design fault.

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