It actually started last evening. We had an amazing dinner of Kuku Paka. But we also noticed that Ryeleigh was squinting and blinking her right eye. We thought she had probably scratched it running through the brush. There are rabbits now so she is chasing them. We hoped her eye would improve with rest overnight.
This morning I got up and attended my weekly zoom spinning event. It is the last one of the season. I finished spinning the Gotland fiber from my retreat.
I have one bobbin spun from combed wool (on the left) and carded wool (on the right). I am plying them together so it is an interesting experiment.
During the zoom, Ryeleigh woke up, and her eye was clearly worse. Her eyelids were swollen shut and obviously uncomfortable. Our veterinarian couldn’t see her today so Tom brought her to the emergency vet clinic. He was told it would be a 6 hour wait there. It turned out it was only 5 1/2 hours. Meanwhile I did all of the farm chores. Then I started preparing natural dyes for Easter eggs. I have red cabbage, beets, onion skins and turmeric boiling. I also did blueberries once I had a burner free.
Here are the eggs in the dye. I was texting Tom about his wait. He ended up ordering a pizza delivered while he waited.
Here are the dyed eggs drying. There are blueberry, red cabbage, beets, turmeric and onion skin (from left to right).
About this time, Tom and Ryeleigh arrived home. She has a scratched cornea and needs pain medicine, eye drops and a cone of shame for one week.
It is going to be a long week.
I hope Ryeleigh is feeling better!
Thanks Dorothy! She seemed to be last night. She is sleeping in this morning.
What beautiful rainbow colors of eggs! Glad you got Ryeleigh seen; scratched corneas are painful and can ulcerate.
Thanks Michelle! I was concerned that her cornea might scar. But she is doing so much better now, I feel a little silly about bring her to the emergency vet.
Lots of sympathy for Ryeleigh. I got a metal splinter in my eye when I was in Japan (many decades ago). I know what scratched corneas can be like. Sending healing thoughts.
Thanks Deborah! That sounds very painful. Your healing thoughts are working because she is doing much better today.
I’m so sorry for sweet little Ryeleigh! I pray that her eye will heal well. I always feel sorry for little furbabies who have to wear the cone of protection.
Your Easter eggs are beautiful! Now I want to try some!
Thanks Jeanne! Your prayer seemed to have help as she is doing better. Cone of protection is a nicer term. I intended to make some deviled eggs with some of the Easter eggs. Yum!
Poor RyeLeigh. Thanks for the update.
She is now doing much better.
glad to hear that Ryeleigh is in the mend. your dyed eggs are so pretty!