DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
IWOULD like to know if there is research that says traffic incidents are the biggest risk factor for animals living in the city. feel as if Chris Brown sees a lot of them.
He has another patient tonight who has been hit by a car. Tigger, a handsome dog of some sort, arrives a couple of hours later, the hold-up caused by Tigger disappearing after the accident. Tigger is the equivalent of an addled footballer who plays a game on a broken leg. ‘‘ It’s an amazing effort,’’ Brown says, looking at the X-ray, kind of impressed.
I’m more worried about Penny’s pug Albert. His breathing sounds very laboured. She has already found one tick, and she is anxious about another one she points out to Brown.
She was right to bring Albert in, this case requires a highly qualified professional to identify a tick from a nipple. Still, Alby may have other ticks on him and there is still a piece left behind from the first one. Ticks, as you well know, can be very bad.
And he is such a cute pug. One of two cute pugs on the show tonight. Lisa Chimes is holding the other one, a little baby, when Kelly Caruso, another vet, is telling her about her next job. A cataract operation on a fur seal at Coffs Harbour. Lisa is jealous but she is trying to keep it professional. Pearl was rescued by the marine park when she was two, after she had been blinded in one eye by a fishing hook.
She is now 15 and blind in the other eye, thanks to a cataract. This is a pretty inter- esting operation for us to sit in on, and long. But like any operation, it is the anesthetic that is the real worry.
Pearl is old now but she is very responsive and affectionate, so this is another time on Bondi Rescue where you will need to be strong. Bondi Vet, Channel 10, 7.30pm
Impressed: Chris Brown