Eye trouble

No, this is not a picture of a troubled eye.

This is a picture of part of the lettering on our new sign that I noticed when I was switching the memory card on the trail cam. The paint on several letters is peeling away!

My guess is that the reflective paint on top of the white affected the ability for the blue paint to adhere properly.

I’ll find a way to tack it back on until we can spray the whole thing with a clear coat. Unfortunately, that won’t happen until spring, since it’s too cold for paint to cure.

When I got back to the house, I spotted something rather concerning. One of Tuxedo Mask’s eyes is blood red!

No, I did not get a picture, and if I did, I would not post it!

It looks really gross. It doesn’t seem to be bothering him a lot, but that doesn’t mean much. Ginger had a shattered joint and it barely slowed him down, even as he had to wait for the surgery. The main thing is that he does still seem to be able to see out of it.

My younger daughter and I did our city shopping trip, and when we got back, it didn’t look any better. We need to get him to a vet, but we just finished paying for our StarLink system, so the larder is bare. At least I thought it was until I read my email. I got word from the ranch we’d ordered our quarter beef from. The finished weight turned out to be less than expected (considering how terrible the drought was on cattle, that does not surprise me), so they actually owe me money. The cuts will be ready around the 20th or 21st.

That frees up part of our budget.

We should be able to take Tuxedo Mask to a vet.

If we can catch him! He does let us pet him once in a while, but that’s very different from trying to get him into a cat carrier!

We’ll figure it out. We can call the vet tomorrow morning and see if we can bring him in right away.

Poor little Tuxedo Mask! His eye looks just awful. 😦

The Re-Farmer

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