An enema seemed the best bet but that is not as simple as it sounds, never having administered an enema to anything - animal or human. First I felt I needed a tube - hose pipe looked only suitable for a baby elephant, as did water pipe. Then I found an old stomach tube kit in the back of the cupboard so decided that might be okay with a feeding bottle attached to put the fluid in - but what fluid? Soapy water seemed the best choice but did I use Wrights Coal Tar, Estee Lauder or Bronnley? In the end I felt washing up liquid might be best. So, I went back to check email advise and noted the use of a syringe or the administration of Castor Oil. Not having any Castor Oil to hand I went over with my made up kit and a syringe in case. As I approached Axle was continuing to strain and as I got nearer he passed a little brick. He then race up the top of the field with me in close pursuit, stopped and bit an other lovely normal poo! Crisis over - my administrations not required - he has pooed normally for the rest of the day!
The cats have decided box packing is the most fun they have ever had. Cruela is sleeping in a box of my most precious china while Little Wee is stalking everything else I pack!
And if you are wondering why I have a blue sheet and bits of alpaca all over the floor, it is because I am trying to sort fleece at the same time!