|Ragnar/ Jiggles today.|
Yesterday was a long one. Jiggles and I had to be at the animal hospital by 0845, so we left the house very early. His operation took much longer than the doctor had anticipated, but the tumor was removed. I won't know til the biopsy comes back from the University of Georgia at Athens whether this is the end of that issue, or it was malignant.
Jiggles was really "cut about." He has a three inch incision sewed up on his neck, and the stitches have to come out ten days from yesterday. If you are less than a foot long not counting your tail, this is a pretty big cut. They gave him a shot for pain that will last 24 hours from noon, yesterday. Not surprisingly, he has been asleep since then, just getting up to eat and drink a little and visit his restroom box.
So today we are all taking it easy here at Festung Mountain. I have some book keeping to do, and I plan to do some napping myself. Too much going on the last couple of days.
The new Survivalist magazine was in the mailbox when we got back from the Animal Hospital. I read it last night. It's strange how so many of the magazines of this genre are now primarily about growing food, raising animals, homesteading, and essentially domestic issues. Remembering the old American Survival Guide, back in the 90's, the bulk of the articles were about guns, camping, and living in the woods.
As the self sufficiency movement has gone more "main stream" over the years, I suppose this was inevitable. There are more families involved, and more urban and suburban people. Many of the articles are written by women and I don't think that was the case back in the 1980's -1990's. I think overall this is probably a positive trend, even if the magazines aren't as interesting. This issue of Survivalist was full of good information but it was a boring read.