The little lump? ...Is a wort!! It's nothing. Not related to cancer, just a little skin growth because she is getting older, as we all do. My sweet girl is healthy and happy and I am just on Cloud 9 right now. pondhopper you were totally right about everything, and I thank you again for talking me down that day. *big hugs*
I also got her (or updated) basically every vaccine she could possibly have, including paying for one today that will be administered in two weeks because they couldn't mix all that stuff at once. She's protected against all the things now and she is sleeping peacefully in the kitchen at the moment (the AC is going, she loves it).
Yay. :) *breathes*
And then when I got home I noticed the neighbour (Wes) digging around in the trees in back (on his property) which seemed weird to me since I could see Taz (his dog) on the porch. HE WAS TRYING TO HELP THIS TINY THING.
I completely took over, of course ;) and now lil' Scraggles here is in the garage with me while his food "cooks" (takes an hour...yes, I made him homemade wet bird food). He seems fine and is drinking water well (I've switched from the spoon to a straw now, thank you, Google! So much easier) but he's just too little to fly on his own. He doesn't have to worry, though, I've got him now. ♥
'Cause I know some of you are curious, food is under the cut! :)
You just take some dry cat or dog food, add warm water and let it absorb completely. Add a pinch of unsweetened applesauce if you have it, but it's okay if you don't. Once it's all soaked up you just smoosh the kibbles into a liquid-y paste and then gently administer it using the straw (or eye dropper, ideally, but I didn't have that).
Now, you can get really fancy with this stuff and make them super food, but this is the version I could make with what I have on hand right now and I didn't want the little guy to wait. It might be plain but it'll get him through the next few days until he's ready to fly away.
...I also had lunch with him. *Lol*!
PS: Thank you all for all the lovely comments on my last post and I'm sorry I haven't had a chance to reply yet! Once I feed our little friend here I'll be back. ^-^
Hope you're having a great day!