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Injured Buzzard

You will no doubt recall that at the beginning of my trip to Gigrin Farm I was invited into the rehab aviary to look at an injured buzzard. Well it seems the Vet saw the bird and prescribed some medication, I think for the birds’ right eye. From what I can gather the bird appeared to respond, but the bad news is, that today I was informed that he didn’t make it. I was so disappointed!  That is why I don’t think I could work with animals. I don’t mind all the gory bit, I can do pretty much anything (I think!) but I would have great trouble getting use to losing a ‘patient’. It is obvious that all concerned at Gigrin are sad at the loss, nobody wants to see an innocent animal die. But of course they live with these animals 365 days a year, year on year….mind you I have been here a week…..and I spent a week here 5 years ago!  OK, so I don’t have a voice when it comes to the day-to-day caring for ‘wild’ animals….but I was so sad (wiping tears from my bloodshot eyes).

Day 3 At Gigrin.

I’ll keep this short and sweet.

Firstly the Buzzard I spoke about on Day 1, has been to the Vet’s who provided some eye-drops which have to be applied regularly. As Chris Powell is (who, with his mum Lena are the owners at Gigrin) is back fro  a short break, he will no doubt be taking care of that.

Today I was introduced to Pedro. He really is a very nice little 6 year old donkey. We made a bond I gave him a Victory ‘V’ lozenge  and he promised not to bite me. Although I think that sheep dog may have had a word in his ear.

Pedro shows his friendly side by nuzzling my hand
Pedro shows what he is capable of if, he chose to follow the sheepdog's advice!