03/02 Ivana BG=77 Checking in after a long absence!

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  1. Tara & Ivana (GA)

    Tara & Ivana (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Hellooooo from Ivana and I! It's been more than two months since I posted here - I could tell it was ages because the website had forgotten who I was and I had to log in again :rolleyes: Whoopsie!

    Ivana is doing very well. Actually these past couple of weeks she's been doing exceptionally well, mainly because she's been eating like a champion. Not long ago she did go through a phase of not wanting to eat much while also hiding underneath the desk, vet gave her some meds for stomach issues and nausea, and she was back to normal within a day or so. Had us worried though let me tell you!

    Hubby and I took Miss Ivana on holidays with us a few weeks ago - a week in a rural farm house (which is not too different from our real home come to think of it!). It was a 4hr car trip, but she was so well-behaved. Once she realised we weren't going to vet she just layed down and waited for us to arrive like a perfect passenger. Here's a pic of her on the first night of our holiday, snuggling between us on the lounge, taking the whole "I'm on holidays so I'm going to relax" thing very seriously :kiss:

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    In other news, some of you may remember us adopting a beautiful little one-legged silkie chicken called Ellie. Well, it turns out that Ellie was actually Elvis, and sadly Elvis passed away about a month ago. We don't know why, it was very sudden - we got up one morning and he wasn't himself, so we whisked him off to the emergency vet and by the time we got there he needed to be on oxygen and was deteriorating fast. We gave him his wings (another set) still none the wiser about what actually happened, which was awful. Hubby in particular took his loss hard, as Elvis used to spend the day in his office for company when his colleague wasn't in. It was a very sad time for our household, and even Ivana misses his presence.

    Not much else to report really, until Ivana's next quarterly vet visit in a few weeks. Fingers crossed she passes her tests!

    Hope all kitties and beans are doing well!
     
  2. Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey

    Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey Well-Known Member

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    Hi Tara!

    Wonderful to hear such a good report on Ivana. She's a pretty smart kitty, isn't she, as well as beautiful!

    So sorry to hear about Ellie/Elvis. Not knowing what went wrong is just the worst. I'm sure it was just his time, but that doesn't make the loss any easier. Hugs to you and DH.
    :bighug:
     
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  3. Tara & Ivana (GA)

    Tara & Ivana (GA) Well-Known Member

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    I 1000% agree, although I may be biased ;)
     
  4. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

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    I'm so glad to hear Ivana is doing well and enjoyed her holiday with you and DH. I'm so sorry about Elvis. It's hard to lose them suddenly. Sending prayers.
     
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  5. Gill & George

    Gill & George Well-Known Member

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    Hi Tara,
    So nice to see such a great report for BFG's favorite princess. She looks so content and young in that picture.

    Sorry to hear about Ellie/Elvis, it's so hard to loose them and not know the reason why :(, as you know we've been through that with some of our flock, so my heart goes out to you. Fly free little Elvis.:rb_icon::rb_icon::rb_icon:
     
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  6. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad that The Beautiful Ivana is thriving!
     
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  7. Olive & Paula

    Olive & Paula Well-Known Member

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    Tara, hello nice to hear from you. Ivana is looking really good and sooooo relaxed. Sorry about Elvis. I can't say I know anyone with pet chickens. They would make an interesting pet to say the least. In case you missed it, I adopted a new diabetic kitty a couple of weeks ago, Olive (can't change user name yet).
     
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  8. AZJenks

    AZJenks Well-Known Member

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    Always happy to hear how wonderful Ivana is doing :)
     
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  9. Shoeskitty-GA

    Shoeskitty-GA Well-Known Member

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    So glad to hear that Ivana is doing so well!!! Sorry about Ellie. I hope she/he didn't suffer!
     
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  10. Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA)

    Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA) Well-Known Member

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    Hi Tara, How great that Ivana is doing well and is such a good traveler. Rusty is proud of her! Glad you all enjoyed your farm vacation.

    So sorry to hear about Ellie/Elvis. Our deepest sympathy on his passing. Chickens have such interesting personalities. I can understand how much your DH and you miss him. And Ivana, too.

    Keep in touch. So nice to hear from you.
    :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  11. Tara & Ivana (GA)

    Tara & Ivana (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Oh that's so exciting! I will have to go and stalk your condos for photos ;)
     
  12. Tara & Ivana (GA)

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    Ivana thanks her friends for visiting and wishing her well. Next month will be two years since her remission, so she's well and truly settled into life at The Falls.

    Just something that you guys might find cute... Ivana is not a particularly affectionate or touch-feely cat, but this morning we slept in which clearly upset her delicate routine and she came and sat up on the bed right in front of my face, touched my lips with her paw and then nibbled on my ear. It was so cute!! Of course I had to get up and feed her after that, she has us so well trained haha.
     
  13. Gill & George

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    LOL
     
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