Thomas the Troll Cat

Yes you read the title  "Thomas the Troll Cat"

Who ever heard of a TROLL! cat? Well I know a troll cat. This cat has to be the most evil cutest cat I have ever had the agonised pleasure to meat I mean meet.

Never mind that he is built like a brick outhouse rather um solidly built, has a set of very evil seething lovely! green eyes, and likes to claw your head whenever you are lulled into a false sense of security by the giant orange terror he is just straight out evil! adorable.

He stands there looking so very cute, sweet and innocently while he is planning your demise purring, and then climbs, claws!!! onto your lap so he can rip your hands to shreds for a cuddle.

Thomas the TROLL! cat is so sweet natured, that the claws will be instantly into your head if you make the wrong move,  he tends to expect attention, from any  unsuspecting newcomer  guest,as soon as he appears because if you don't give it to him your skin ends up in shredded tatters off the bone. What is more, this solid tank like orange green eyed terror evilest wonderful marvel of the feline race, graces his owner's presence with a sense of wanting to act all innocent and then proceed with painful reminders that he is out to cause trouble at every turn, anticipation and his furry orange tail is twitching while he plans which attack tactic to use next restful sophisticated calm.

He lives with four other felines who run off to hide as soon as the troll cat shows up, and his ever loving family who suffer a daily clawing and trolling always are there to give him a love and a cuddle whilst avoiding at all costs ending up being shredded by wrath of giant orange troll cat if they do not comply with his demands.

I love and try at all costs to avoid the swipes of his claws Thomas the Troll Cat, and yes indeed he is all too real and fast, so fast he can shred my hands to little more than mince meat, becoming one of my most favourite TROLL! cats of all time. Meantime I'll just plan my vacation to the Bahamas and never return just in case the TROLL! cat finds out I've been giving away all of his secrets on the internet. If you don't hear from me in the next 24 hours you'll know he got to me, before I had a chance to blab out all the rest of the stuff.

I hope you have run off screaming into the hills and calling out the reinforcements to save you from the Troll Cat cause you might need em! enjoyed my nice wonderful warm and fuzzy story about Thomas the TROLL! cat and his lovely evil claw shredding natured self  personality.

Now I'm going off to see the therapist about those awful nightmares I've been having about giant orange TROLL! cats and their claws sticking into my head again.

Prolapse in Hens

Sometimes there are things that happen with hens that are not very pleasant. One of these happenings can be an occurrence called prolapse.

A few months ago our dog broke his chain and attacked one of our pet hens who was sitting on eggs at the time. Feather was a hand raised family pet, who frequently went broody and more often then not liked to sit on her hoard of secretly laid eggs. He chased her, and it was fortunate at all, that we managed to rescue her from his jaws, before he did any further damage.

She had suffered lacerations to the neck and head area, but with good care she soon seemed to recover. But what we didn't know was that she had been damaged internally. She seemed to be doing quite well and resumed egg laying, however the eggs seemed to be an unusual shape and now and them we could hear her cackling whenever she laid.

On afternoon after helping my Mum I came back down to find poor Feather sitting in a miserable heap with her intestines protruding from her cloaca. There wasn't much we could do for her, and with the kids around it made it even harder to put her out of her misery.  We made her as comfortable as possible, and later that evening I went out to quietly put her down. It was fortunate for me the little hen had passed away which saved me the horrible task of having to destroy her.

A search on the internet about prolapse didn't give me many clues, I fortunately had been given an old NRM Feeds book about chickens and it described in details the different causes of prolapse in hens. In some cases the hen can be saved, the standard descriptions give advice about how to treat the condition but do not necessarily outline all of the possible causes. In Feather's situation it was due to the stress of being frightened and then attacked by our dog. I would think that his attack has also caused serious internal damage to her ovaries. We very sad to lose our little chicken.

To be honest with prolapse the kindest thing to do is to euthanise the bird rather than persist. It's better to save the chicken the suffering than to put her through any trauma. I'm a very realistic person when it comes to animals, even pets at times can end up with incurable conditions.