A Stitch in time…
A loyal and empathetic friend and carer, the old and new residents are bound to feel good under the watchful eye of Vet Nurse Stitch.
Saves more than nine! No celebration of Vet nurse Day would be complete without a stop to check in on our own Vet Nurse Stitch, another of our beloved animal residents who can always be found taking time out to cuddle up and provide comfort to those recuperating in our hospital ward. Having been rescued herself at only days old after a mammoth search and recovery effort in an industrial warehouse, Vet Nurse Stitch as she is affectionately known, has well and truly taken to her self-appointed role as chief comforter and carer of all those in need. (Second in command of course to Vet Nurse Ruby!)
Born into the world with eyelid agenisis, likely caused by their stray mother Ohana suffering a vitamin deficiency, Stitch and her siblings have undergone numerous procedures to ensure their condition does not plague them into the future. Stitch recently underwent a follow up examination with the experts at Animal Eye Care, Malvern to address a recent change in her condition, resulting in a slight alteration to her daily care regimin but otherwise coming away with a clean bill of health.
Perhaps it is the fact that dear Stitch too is no stranger to the experience of veterinary waiting rooms and examinations that has seen her unique compassion come to the fore whenever another animal in need enters our care.
Or perhaps it is the mere fact that:
Whatever the cause, Stitch has certainly found her place in the world and in so many hearts here at Edgar’s Mission.
After a night so long it almost forgot to end, we caught some sleep, grabbed a snack and headed on our well-worn track to the barn.
There was no doubt that Berlin’s world was crumbling the day he and his three buddies were surrendered into our care.
With a haunting sadness in their eyes, Gracelyn and Elvira entered our world. And we theirs, as they searched their newfound digs for somewhere to land their gaze.
Lost in a world far, far bigger than himself was little Bahama. But then kindness found him.
Little Kokomo may have been down on his luck the day he was born, finding himself way down in a pile of mirky mud.
Words could not convey our shock when we went to our carpark to collect the little lamb we would soon name Bermuda, who was surrendered into our care after having been found the day before.
More than likely destined for backyard slaughter, the young Cedric ran for his life. And did so for several days in the off-leash dog park to which he had retreated.
Friend or freezer? Without even meeting the colourful chap we have named Tom Cruise, we knew the only role he should ever fill was the first.
At just one day old, teeny tiny Trapper John was diminutive in size yet formidable in impact, and everybody was talking about him.