|Unhappy Boadicea on top of unhappier Cannoli|
We managed to arrive at the clinic before the vet. While waiting I was invited to check out Starboard the duck as he paddled around a large sink. He had hurt his leg; the swimming was to help strengthen it. Starboard was talkative and a brat - he liked to pinch the vet tech. I kept my hands well away! I thought he was very pretty with his grey and white that matched the stainless steal sink.
Back to our appointment: neither pig was happy to be there, even though Cannoli was the only one being seen. At one point they had both stuffed themselves into the back of the cozy, Boadicea climbing on top of Noli in an effort to hide. No flirting with the staff like Willow or Pinniped used to do. Get us out of here!
|Ultrasound done, getting the goop off Noli's bare belly|
Nothing abnormal showed on the screen. So that ruled out ovarian cysts causing the weight loss. Next was a mouth swab and a fecal sample. Noli supplied several fresh pellets on me as we returned to Boadicea, probably in protest of her manhandling. Then she got her mouth swabbed, like right out of CSI.
The results came back yesterday: all tests were negative. We're stumped. Not cysts. Not teeth. Not a variety of viruses or infections. The vet is doing some research and I'm sure we'll be back for more tests. The good news is, Cannoli isn't in pain and seems quite happy enough. I just wish she'd fatten up a bit and stop being such a skinny-minny.