Even with bug dope the blackflies were hungry this afternoon.
But Monty needed some exercise so we braved the flies for a bit while we took turns throwing a training dummy out into the lake for Monty.
Here are a couple quick pics from my iPhone and Instagram:
Monty in the lake
Monty’s vet appointment went well.
The vet felt the lump and said right away it was a sebaceous cyst. He said he could get rid of it right away for me. Perfect! He got 2 of his helpers to hold Monty down and I held his face and was ready to watch. Then the vet said, you won’t pass out, will you?
Well I don’t think so. But how do I know? OK I’ll look away.
He said it wasn’t a sebaceous cyst because it was all clear fluid (I remember Winger & Surf’s sebaceou cysts were fatty and blood tinged and gooey).
He said it was some sort of cyst but it is gone now. He said the chance of it being something bad is like the chance of him winning the lottery – that there isn’t no chance, but it is very slim.
He said if it comes back, then he’ll just remove it for good and if it was something bad, it would be gone too.
What a great visit to the vet. He asked about Zeus again and can’t believe he’s fine. He said he wouldn’t give him 6 weeks and I think we’re into month 7 now. Everyone there was all chipper and joyous and full of holiday cheer. I want to work in a place like THAT!
Here are some pictures of the bird party that was here this morning, and of a few more I just took when I was outside wandering in the snow. We’ve had a big flock of Evening Grosbeak’s lately (those big yellow and black birds).
Looks like it’ll be a white Christmas after all!
Monty has a vet appointment at 11:15 this morning so we can check out this little growth on his chest. The vet didn’t think it was anything to worry about in May, but now it’s growing and I’m extra worried about lumps and bumps since Winger’s mast cell tumour on his head was dismissed as a sebaceous cyst for years.
So hopefully it is nothing. If the vet wants to remove it, hopefully they can trim Monty’s nails when he is knocked out!! I don’t imagine that would be today, but we’ll see what happens.
He looks a bit like Winger in this pic, eh?
There was no snow when Jeff left for his last day of work this morning before Christmas, but by 8am it was turning white outside!
Hopefully the roads are ok!
Today is Monty’s 6th birthday!!
Jeff bought him a new rubber football toy for his birthday.
Want to re-live his first year? Visit Monty’s website: http://CanadianGoldens.com/monty
I needed a break from my course today after flunking a quiz with a 44% (don’t worry, we get to re-write them over and over for practice until we get 100% if we want), so we took Monty for another swim down at Lochiel Lake.
Here are some photos:
Jeff was talking to the caretaker of this picnic park earlier in the summer, and she said the lawnmower caught fire while she was cutting the grass!! Here is where it happened. There are still some metal parts in the burn mark:
We now have a wind warning for tomorrow (Sunday) night for 100 km/hr winds with 30-40 mm of rain. Sounds like an average day in Nova Scotia.
At the vet’s for Monty’s annual check up.
There are two bunnies that spend a lot of time nibbling on the twigs behind our house.
Monty stares at them from the window, and whines, and gets excited. He can spot them long before I can.
Here he is this morning after I let him out:
The rabbits here turn white in the winter. Now that it is March they are starting to change back to their summer colours:
They don’t seem to be very scared of Monty. When he bolts from the porch they run a bit, but they come back. I think they’ve realized Monty can’t get past the fence. I took these pictures almost 10 minutes ago and Monty is still at the fence and the bunny is still sitting there snacking.
Here are a few pictures of the shed last Sunday:
And this is why no shed building occurred this weekend:
We’ve got at least 8 inches, and it is still snowing. It’s right around zero outside, so the snow is really wet and heavy.
Monty loves it though!
Jeff plowed while I shovelled the heavy snow off the deck.
Birds don’t seem to mind it either, as long as I keep the sunflower seeds coming. We’ve had 9 mourning doves, big fat ones, sitting in the front birch tree, and two red squirrels scavenging underneath the feeder. A few mornings ago, there were two partridge in the front tree when I was heading out to work!
Here are a few more of Monty: