I've updated the info but here's what I hadn't made clear. You can enter as often as you like. If you have a six pack, go for it, enter each of them. Also send your entries to this address:
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Here are the photos that I'm entering.
We now have either four or five eggs on the floor of the cage. So far all four birds seem to be ignoring them, but if they start showing any interest, I'll replace them with marbles. You may be wondering how I made this mistake of putting three male birds in with a female. I wondered the same thing. I was sure El was a male and now I'll show you what happened.
A little lesson in the birds and the bees without the bees. Here is how you tell the sex of Budgies. See that colored strip above the beak where the nostrils are? That's called the ceres. Boys have blue ceres and girls have pink or brownish ceres.
Next: My ankle.
I'm doing pretty well. I no longer use crutches, though I walk rather slowly. The muscle is stiff and sore so I don't push it. I'm still keeping my leg elevated a lot of the time and I'm taking my second course of antibiotics. The infection seems to be under control now though the wounds haven't closed up and still bleed a little each day. The doctor says the draining is good, so I'll take his word for it. I'd like it to heal and get back to normal. No pictures, it's a gross mess and you don't want to see it.
Sydney hasn't settled into the pack as well as we had hoped. Mac is a happy little dog that gets along with all the other dogs and accepts whatever the day brings. Sydney is much more high strung and gets snappy with the other dogs if she feels they're invading her space. She resists any change in her routine and has proven herself untrustworthy.
His wound is completely healed and he's concentrating on growing hair to cover it. The area feels smoother than is ever has and I'm hoping that the foreign matter is gone. As for his diet... I haven't had him back for a weigh in lately but he doesn't look like he's lost much if any weight. The new food may or may not be working, but he's had no vomiting issues with it so his pancreas seems to be doing well with it. I guess we should run him over to the clinic and put him on the scales soon.
I told you that I'd check out Sunny Obama's pedigree and see if we were related. Well, we are. It seems that Sunny's great great grandfather is a dog named Benjamin. Benjamin is also Fudge's great grandfather. So Fudge is related to both Sunny and Bo. Fudge is still waiting for his invitation to the Whitehouse.
I think that ties up most of my loose ends for now.