Nipper celebrated his 3rd birthday this month, which involved a little party with his donkey friends and cake, although he only received one cake from his supporters this year. He has now lost all his fluffy baby coat and is looking like a handsome grown-up donkey. He no longer needs to wear his fly mask as the wound on his nose has heeled very well, this is a relief to staff who had to find the mask every morning when he had successfully removed it over night!
Nipper has once again been the centre of the all the mischievous goings on in the donkey herd! Not only is he pulling off his fly mask, he is letting Ronnie pull it off too and getting him into trouble. Nipper’s nose is healing very well and he isn’t shy at showing everyone he sees the healing wound. He has found a new friend in Chocolate the donkey who Nipper is trying to get involved in the trouble making, but thankfully Chocolate is having none of it.
Nipper has had lots of attention this month, but unfortunately it was from the vet. The decision was made to remove his sarcoid from the end of his nose and he had his surgery a couple of weeks ago. His sarcoid was lasered off successfully and he then had cream and pain relief administered to help with the healing process. He has loved the extra attention and cuddles from staff as they monitored his wound. He has also been enjoying the heatwave but needed a bath on a couple of occasions to help cool him down at the hottest part of the day.
Unfortunately, Nipper’s wart has had a slight change and became very sore for him so he had a visit from the vet. It was decided it was a sarcoid and he is booked in to have it lasered off in the near future. He is very much enjoying the extra attention from staff and vets coming to see him and of course his best friend Ronnie is still at his side giving him moral support.
Nipper has had a visit from the vet to examine a wart on the end of his nose. He has had the area clipped and staff are now monitoring it for any changes. Ronnie is never far away from his best friend and has been watching on and looking after Nipper when the vet visits. Nipper is looking forward to returning from to the Visitor Centre to meet his supporters over the summer.
Nipper has a new friend called Rico. Unfortunately, Rico had an impaction colic episode so Nipper is keeping a close eye on his new buddy to make sure he is OK. Nipper has also moved with some of the other donkeys to Walklands Farm for the winter in order to help staff manage their seedy toe. He is also enjoying playing with the fibre blocks that were kindly donated by a generous supporter, they are keeping him busy and out of mischief!