Just a quick check-in with Miss Lady Bug, since she didn’t appear in the live feed the other day. Volume up to hear the beautiful birds in the background as she lazily eats a watermelon.
Lady is in Yard 2, close to the barn after finishing her foot soaks and treatment this morning. Her back feet are good, but her front right is having an issue with the pad. This comes from her years before sanctuary, where there was no care or trimming and overgrown layers trapped feces and debris over the years. Because of this, and to take some pressure off of the pad, those front nails are left longer than you would trim if you were trimming simply for aesthetics. And while they don’t look as pretty as Maia’s, it aids significantly in her comfort and ability for that area to heal.
The wet spot on her face is from cleaning an old abscess she arrived with. It had remained untreated for years due to a misunderstanding that it was ‘normal’ drainage. This unfortunately means it will also flare up on and off for years as it heals. We clean and medicate it regularly, although there isn’t any frequent drainage. And she’s a total peach with all of her treatments.