My stitches are out and my splint is removed. So I went with Tom to do the animal chores for the first time in 12 days today. It was painful with my broken toe and crushed finger but no harm was done (that I know of). It has been snowing at night and melting in the day recently for us. Even our porch gargoyle seems extra grumpy because of it. But the cows seem oblivious to it.
It was nice being back with the animals again, although I could not do much heavy labor. But I got to see Saphie beg a piece of granola bar from Tom which made it worth it.
So this afternoon I am concerned. Our 17 year old cat Duke (nicknamed Doogie) is in surgery getting an eye removed. Apparently it was injured, likely in a spat with our other indoor cat Chloe. Then I put antibiotic and steroid drops in it for a few days which probably made it worse. He is old, thin, and has chronic kidney disease so it is not certain that he will do well with the surgery. But without the surgery he was going to have chronic pain and infection. And he is not to the point where he should be euthanized. So we are hoping our little buddy does OK today.