There is quite a bit of blood in Lady Astors milk now – whatever the trauma was to her udder it is beginning to show. I am milking three times a day to keep it from going mastitic. And will call the vet today – so far she is not showing signs of infection but it is very likely now.
She is milking well though – no kicking, no pain in the udder when I feel around for lumps (none), eating and grazing. Milking right out. But something is wrong. Really wrong. However she is just as likely to get better with a couple of extra milkings, electrolyte in her water to increase her hydration and tons of fresh food. I hope we do not need to bring in the vet.
After the milking, and after Lady has been released back outside, Wai Wai always comes in to inspect the buckets of grain, boiled eggs and hot milk for leaks and counts them for accuracy. Wai hates milk so he never eats anything, just sniffs his way along before wandering back out again. I cannot imagine Tima being that well behaved.
Wai follows the dogs and I back and forth for the whole period of feeding out. Making little happpy squeaks as he trots along very determinedly on his short little legs. He is worse than Boo for not wanting me out of his sight.
Then after chores he tucks up into his bed and waits for the sun to lose its heat so we can do it all over again.
I hope you have a lovely day.
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