A Brief Break In The Monsoon
13th September 2013
We have now resorted to doctoring her normal diet of foods with the minute amount of powdered pill she needs. Because she shares a pen with Kirsty, another female rhesus, her food also has to be treated as they will often swap food bowls. We just hope that she is missing enough of it on her inspections, to help her joints.
The baby langur rescue from the shop blind in the last blog has proved worthwhile on another front. The shop owner who made the initial call, came to visit the Tree House monkeys and ended up donating a large second hand fridge to us for the monkeys fruit and veg. Fridges here are expensive and because of the power surges don't last long, in this climate things like spinach, left out overnight, will be slime by morning.
If all goes well, another dog to join the tree house gang. There have been no replacements for the ones who succumbed to old age simply because we have to integrate any new dog with not only 16 cats, but avoiding stress and conflict with the 40 resident monkeys. Any local dog that does rarely get into our garden, causes complete mayhem and panic in the pens, fights often break out in frustration amongst the monkeys and its total chaos till we can catch and remove it.
At present she is terrified of women, although she is already o.k. with me at least, and we clearly don't know what she has been through that would make her so frightened. Hopefully she will grow out of this and regain her confidence.
Sam our problem dog, who has brain damage following being attacked by humans, thinks she is great and has even been spotted playing with her. Our bitches are not so sure they want a rival, but with all the different animals they have accepted into the house, they have learned to take it , if grudgingly, in there stride.