Sunday, July 31, 2011

really, the outcome's not what you'd expect

*Hahahahaha, Yogi, WHAT. Is this a new dance, hon?*

So, in the process of discussing probiotic benefits over at The Holistic Ferret Forum, I realized that I had not, in fact given Hiko his benebac after finishing his antibiotics. Oops. Must do.

In other Hiko news: he's doing really well, now, so I don't think another course of med.s is necessary. \o/

I did have a little bit of a scare the other day. I walked into the Tetrad's room, and as usual Sian's the first one there, waiting at my feet. As I pick her up, though, I notice something really odd about one of her feet. Part of her middle nail on her front left foot is dangling to the side, split from the main nail. I tentatively start moving the splintered piece, and she doesn't act like it's painful (and at this point, there's no blood anywhere, but I didn't really process that, hahahaha); I'm still freaking out thinking about having to trim this thing, and then like MAGIC! picturing blood spurting, Sian whimpering and fighting, possibly convulsing ... It's bad, is what I'm saying.


None of that happened. I trimmed it down, filed the nail smooth, and she was fine. I then, in self defense, clipped all the rest of her nails (which weren't long! So WHAT WAS SHE DOING TO CAUSE HER NAIL TO SPLIT LIKE THAT?).

And then in Pixie news: it's early days yet, with her Lupron, except I am seeing some behavioral changes already. I had told the doc that she had been getting overly friendly (cleaning everyone CONSTANTLY, etc), and he kinda scoffed at that, saying usually even females get MORE aggressive, not nicer. But whatever. He told me, "well, if she starts getting meaner, maybe the lupron's working. Ha. Ha. Ha."

The funny thing? She actually IS getting more assertive; for sure, she makes the boys screech fairly readily, and Sian's taken to avoiding her when she gets that glint in her eye. She had been kind of sliding down the hierarchy before that, where even Sian would alligator roll her and make her scream, and the only thing Pixie would do was run away. Highly unlike her.

>:DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD NOT ANYMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORE. Which, when it comes to Pixie, I'm all for. I mean, it'd just be weird if she wasn't alpha of the business, not to mention a crapshoot - 'cause no matter how much I love my guys, no one's as smart and willing to be the eternal teacher like my Pixie is.

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