Visiting caregiver Nicole has been recently working with Bambi to improve a little on presenting her hind feet for foot care. According to Nicole, “She was getting so close to resting her foot on the fence, but just wouldn’t bring it up the last little bit. Then one morning (caregiver) Tina and I were working with her and she kept leaning in no matter what was asked of her. Finally, we stepped back and gave her some space, and she leaned in and presented her back foot perfectly on the fence without being asked. It felt like the entire time she was saying ‘Let me show you what I figured out!’”
“After that she presented her right hind leg great when asked,” said Nicole. “When switching to her left hind leg, she was getting it close, but not fully presented. The next morning, I asked her if she could show us how incredible she is and present her left hind foot just like the right one. I stepped up and asked for her to lean in, which she did great, and then asked for her left hind foot and she presented it in the perfect position like she’d known how to do it all along.”
In this video, you can see caregivers Nicole and Tina working on Bambi’s back left foot – with one caregiver at Bambi’s nose and the other working on Bambi’s feet.