She has had a steady stream of visitors – readers of our blog, animal lovers, friends etc; either visiting her or stopping by to make a contribution to her vet bills. Her bills have accumulated to no small amount, but we are fortunate to be blessed by kindness and friends who believe in the work we do.
Venus' Bill on 30 Aug '10 at A&E
Venus' Bill from 31 Aug to 13 Sept 2010
Lynette and Maggie have been bringing Venus regular, healthy meals – Venus has a hearty appetite and eats like there is no tomorrow. Carey and Dawn, who work at Mt Pleasant (Redhill), have had to feed her smaller portions, in four meals throughout the day. If you visit Venus, you will notice her little stomach looking like a small watermelon!
|The white bandage around her waist is used to hold some padded gauze on the left side of her hip. There are grazes she suffered in the accident and because she lies on one side all the time, the sore has not healed.|
|Look at her rounded belly!|
Apart from eating like every meal is her last, Venus spends her days just lying in her shower stall, the “isolation room”, overcome with grief and helplessness. She feels a great sense of loss and sadness. You see no life in her eyes. . . . she feels the loss of her babies and perhaps, the use of her limb.
Natasha, an animal massage therapist, read about Venus’ plight on our blog, and kindly wrote to us to volunteer to visit Venus and massage her limbs regularly. Today Venus had her second massage session. She growled and had to be muzzled. Carey was off duty, so Venus wasn’t as relaxed as we liked her to be. Natasha did deep muscle massage and worked on Venus for half an hour, with Dawn constantly assuring Venus. Venus’ muscles on the injured limb was cold, which wasn’t a very good sign and Natasha also needed to release the spasms in Venus’ other good leg because that leg has been overused.
|Receiving deep muscle massage|
|Trying to get Venus to stand|
|Receiving a treat after the session|
Do stay tuned for more updates on Venus. She is likely to have to spend another few weeks at the Vet, after which we may have to make a tough decision of returning her to the factory if we can't find someone who will adopt her. Her scabies will no longer be an issue once she recovers from it.
We would like to thank everyone for coming to our aid in helping Venus. We appreciate the kindness and generosity of all who have helped, contributed and visited. If you have not purchased a calendar, please do. Proceeds from the calendar sales will go towards Venus’ medical aid, as well as all the other animals whose lives we have touched.