Sunday, January 14, 2007

Macaques, Mandrills and more

Hi everyone,

It has been a while again, last week the term at HAS Den Bosch in the Netherlands started, and it was a complete chaos. As usual things went wrong, which seems to be a habit for both the public transport as well as the HAS (Higher Agricultural School).
None the less I've got a very nice project to work on with 3 fellow classmates on Macaques and Mandrills. Actually you could replace the monkey species with WOLVES *G* as the subject is important for more species. I can't be more specific than I am now, because it is kind of a delicate subject, but it is very interesting and a great opportunity.

But the week was not over yet, last week C. AKA Grumpy Wolfie, dropped by for a visit to the Netherlands *G*
And though the weather was wet, which of course suits me, after all I am called Soggy for a reason, we had lots of fun. We went to Rotterdam, R'dam Zoo, Breda, Antwerp (Belgium) and Amsterdam.

Next to that I have some bad news as well, Leica ("my" horse) has bumped into something with her eye. This caused water to be absorbed by the Cornea (top layer of the eye) and therefore she is on medication to try and make the eye better. But for now her sight is almost gone. She has no pain and is very relaxed during treatment. Today we have decided to stop the treatment as no improvement was visible. She is still the same old Leica and for as long as she is happy and not bothered by it, she may enjoy her old days as she has done for many years already.

I have added a picture GW took of Leica's eye, it is called Corneal edema.