Dog Day

One day soon I’m going to log a complete Rona day at an earlier time than this, very soon. Sunday on Rona, times change, loading fuel for the holiday cottage, after a lazy start.

Back to Rona Lodge for a very late breakfast, which sustained us through the next task, sorting sheep out. Spot on is necessary to keep the sheep free of ticks, the infestation here is pretty bad and has caused problems for both animals and visitors. We castrated the new tup lambs, tagged and tailed them then turned them out to the outrun, keeping in Richard’s sheep which escaped last month. 

Just as we were finishing up, Kevin, one of the cottage guests arrived looking worried, his terrier had   returned from a chase in the forest round the cottage with a very bad gash on her rear end and would I come and look at it. Loaded up with penicillin, gloves, pills, needles we went to Dry Harbour to look at the doggie, one look was enough and next thing was a call to Rhona the Vet in Portree who confirm my fear that the terrier needed a few stitches. So at 5 o’clock we headed off to Portree in MV Rona. 3 hours later we arrived back with one very relieved owner and a very (sore) dozy/drugged doggy!! Well done Rhona.

Ah well just another day.


About Bill Cowie

I've been living on the island since April 2002, alone for the first 5 years, my partner L joined me in 2007. We manage the Island for a Danish family who bought the Island in the early 90's. Their hopes for the Island are to make it self sufficient supporting its inhabitants and that is where we come in. We look after the stock, 3 holiday cottages, machinery, boat and of course the visitors. It is pretty challenging but it is a beautiful place to live and work, we love it and strangely enough we love it even more in the depths of winter when all is quiet apart from the gales and rain. We do a bit of fishing, stock work, stalking deer and loads of other stuff. We have good support from lots of people whom we have met over the years and have become involved in the Island. Too many to mention here but keep an eye on the blog, they'll be there for sure in the future.
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