Roy’s eye

Well a major development with Roy’s suspected eye injury yesterday. I had a good look at it and saw a couple of what looked like thick hairs disappearing under his top eyelid. Got some blunt ended tweezers and pulled the first one out. It slid out easily so got hold of the second one then saw a big yellowish lump come into sight from further up behind the lid. Kept pulling gently, Roy was still purring and sitting still at this point then a whole barley seed came out. It was enormous and must have been really uncomfortable for him. How it got in there is a mystery to us. Luckily it doesn’t seem to have done any damage to his eye or socket, not that I can see anyway and he is a lot happier with it now. He still has the wound on his left front paw that I try to keep clean but it has gone sceptic a couple of times. I clean it up and put antiseptic on it but he won’t stay in the house and keeps licking the antiseptic off so it is taking a long time to heal properly. It doesn’t stop him catching mice though.

Quite a bit of gardening work going on. I rigged up a long hose to water the fruit trees down at the bottom of the garden. They are only small and don’t have sufficient root depth to survive the summer without watering yet. There are some peaches coming on a couple of them too, yippee! I did a bit more wall building yesterday, this morning got some sand ready to make concrete and arranged the shuttering to put the concrete into. I’m adding another section of the drive. After that I put up a frame for one of the vines to grow up.

I’m going to borrow a friend’s trail bike to get some photos of the village from a place inaccessible to cars and I don’t feel like walking there. Might go over and get it this afternoon after the concreting.

Posted May 16, 2007 by cukurbagli in Uncategorized

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