It is now 8.15pm and finally we are back - Bert as well!
The photos in this post may not be what you want to see but I thought it was interesting.
Getting Bert in the trailer proved fairly easy the first time - she limped after me but then I bought String in as well to be a friend and much spitting ensued with String trying to leap out. As I had got ready an hour too early, thinking there would be problems as Bert has not been in a trailer since she came here. I then let them back out into a little pen at the back of the trailer and when I went to get them in a second time Bert was not so keen. Anyway we managed and were towed down to Friars Moor vets just in time. String was so good the whole time and was very interested in everything going on - Bert screeched even while she was being weighed at the start. Once she was asleep she went up on the table - note String watching from behind.
String was very interested in the machinery.
Once an incision had been made the vet felt all round inside with the leg being manipulated - and there was no dislocation, in fact nothing out of place or fractured or anything.
We brought her and String straight back, she still has the shunt thing in her neck just in case and I am typing quickly as I have to go and check her again. She is shaking but is with us. More news tomorrow.
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