Thursday, 25 October 2012

Emergency Turkey Services

 
Now this blog entry will make little sense unless you you have read the previous one....so off you go, if you haven't already.
  
Theresa's injuries seemed a little more serious than I first thought, and with turkeys being the powerful birds that they are, I conscripted my usual village animal nurse Pat ( left) to help me disinfect the old gal's wounds. I wrapped Theresa in a blanket and hung on to her for grim death as pat cleaned her head wounds as best as she could. It was a bit of a tussle as the right hand photo would testify to, but the nurse within me is now satisfied that at least the injuries are as clean as we could make them.
I should "employ"  Pat on almost a full time basis, as she now has a specific wardrobe of clothes set aside for her volunteer "animal husbandry" work.
Incidentally after her ordeal, Theresa, who fortunately is as thick as a mince dinner, rallied around somewhat to eat some offered dog food and half a bagel

35 comments:

  1. I'm falling more and more in love with Trelawnyd and it's all your fault! Just thought I'd let you know as I've been reading you blog for months and hiding :)

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    1. welcome solorn! and thank you

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  2. If she can still eat she's going to be just fine lol.

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  3. Poor Theresa! While I watch and worry over my 12 roaming wild turkeys, they seem to get along with each other pretty well. Once in a while, one will chase another but it's over quickly.
    I hope they don't turn on each other as the food get scarcer.
    I can't imagine trying to wrestle one into submission for first aid!

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  4. Sounds like wife battering happens in turkeys too, not just people. Poor Theresa, wonder what she said to him?

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  5. never a dull moment in your neck of the woods...

    Gill

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  6. I like that 'thick as a mince dinner' - I shall use it at the first available opportunity. Seems to me that Teresa is jolly lucky to have such a five-star hotel. Are you AA registered?

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  7. Good to hear she is eating.
    And great to have a friend like Pat.
    Hope you all have a wonderful day, John!

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  8. Poor old, lucky old bird!

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  9. nothing like a clean up, some dog food & half a bagel to raise the spirits !

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  10. It's nice to have a buddy when dealing with animals...usually less damage gets done to the handler.
    Jane x

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  11. well they certainly keep u busy :)

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  12. Oh poor Theresa. She did have a rough time. I hope she will be OK.
    But where will she sleep. Can you keep them apart?

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  13. I don't care what anyone says, John, you ARE a very nice person. That Pat is a real sweetheart. I hope Theresa recovers fully. That bagel is a very good sign.

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  14. Theresa is my kinda gal. I'd still manage a bite to eat if I was run over by a bus.....

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  15. Three cheers for Pat: hip, hip, huzzah!

    I do hope Theresa can recover all right--i also think her taking some food to be a good sign.

    If she were unwell, would that cause Bingley to have a go at her?

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  16. Glad that TT is making a good recovery. How is the bantam doing? Can nurse Pat help?

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    1. the bantam died a few minutes after I put her in the dog box

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  17. Lester has been tending the foot of one of our goats. There is something very special about trying to make one of the animals well, isn't there! Hope T recovers soon. Hope all your community of animals have calmed down after their bout of irritability with each other.

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  18. Always an adventure!

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  19. I find that the animals fight over the pecking order, or dominance over the others, this usually happens around mating season but can also happen at anytime, like feeding time.

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  20. John I've just read the two posts together. Ouch, what a night. Hope poor old Theresa recovers her ordeal and little bantam too. Good job Pat was around to help you.

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  21. Three cheers for Pat and I hope Theresa is on the mend. What about the bantam? Did it survive?

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    1. no john, she didnt

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    2. I'm sorry. Nature is cruel.

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  22. Sorry, trying to find an email address for you and can't. I have a new "anonymous" blog set up. If you'd like the link drop me an email via Bloggertropolis. Would be great to keep in touch!

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    1. I already followed the link from your old blog! I look forward to read the new bile tee hee

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  23. I went to read the previous post, well good grief your animals seem to have gone mad. Halloween comes early to your place?

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  24. Bingley deserves a boot in the arse!! Wait till he hears about that bagel!!! Trouble in river city, again!!

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  25. Damn birds. I work very hard not to get attached to mine but that riduculous female Blue Slate of our ours, named Banana of all things by the GK's, insists on meeting me at the car whenever I come home. She's ugly and TWICE as thick as a mince dinner but I must admit...I wuv her

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  26. I am sorry about the bantam. I suspected the worst when she didn't feature in the post. Lucky Theresa, unlucky chook.

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  27. Sorry to hear about the bantam John.

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  28. Very sorry about the bantam too but at least she died pretty quickly.

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