Saturday, December 17
Continued. . .
I am back as promised.
Here are some photos of Sapphire showing "Mr Sapphire" around which I forgot to post last night:
Mr Sapphire looking down on me when he eventually worked out how to get on top of the kennel:
Now where were we. . . Oh yes the next morning.
After waking up multiple times during the night to go and make sure the two of them were getting along I was quite sure and relieved to find that they were very much the best of friends!
When the sun finally came up off I went in my Wellington boots armed with their breakfast and the means to clean up any "accidents" as I was unsure of quite how litter trained Mr Sapphire was.
Upon my arrival I was greeted by a very soggy Sapphire and the tail of Mr Sapphire as he retired to the shed.
Sapphire was very happy to see me however it took her a while to get to me as she was attempting to avoid stepping in any of the "accidents" Mr. Sapphire had through out the night.
When I walked towards the platform I saw quite how many the poor chap had had and felt a tad guilty about de worming him the night before. . .
I saw lots of cute little beds that he had made of hay from the hay bale however on each bed there was a pile of what looked like Spaghetti. . . Oh no I thought, worms. . .
Well it explained why a fox with the thickest coat of any mammal whose spine I could see through said coat had a belly and yet I was very confused how two house holds had had him as an inside pet and failed to notice this. . .
Thankfully worms are easy to fix and as Sapphire is wormed regularly she is in no danger of getting them even though she had spent a fair amount of the night before "kissing" Mr Sapphire. I am so very glad she is not into rolling in excrement like red foxes do when they are young.
That afternoon Mr Sapphire had his first vet trip booked but before we went I let the vet know about the worms and he asked for a sample which was easy enough. (Very disgusting though.)
Upon our arrival at the vets Mr Sapphire was checked over and I was told that he is very underweight as expected and also has been malnourished which was also as expected. His worms were some of the largest the vet had seen with one measuring 11inches in length so he probably had them since birth and was just never treated. The vet said that Mr Sapphire was very lucky to have found us and that he could think of no better place for him to be which I though was very nice of him.
Here are some random photos I took of the happy couple. . . normally not together as it is actually very hard to get them to both stay still.
Mr Sapphire exploring me:
Mr Sapphire sniffing Sapphire's Kong, you can see how skinny he is and also his worm belly:
Sapphire at breakfast:
Mr Sapphire says "hi!":
Mr Sapphire looking quite handsome:
Sapphire stood in the way when I was about to take a good photo of Mr Sapphire:
Mr Sapphire coming out of the shed:
Tails. Sapphire left Mr Sapphire right:
I just noticed I totally forgot to click to post this entry until now which I am afraid is 1 day late, forgive me?