When the vet looked at it, he found that it was quite infected, and he told me he would need to give her an anaesthetic and have a look.
So I went home and waited anxiously for his call.
A couple of hours later he rang and said Ellen had come through her little operation just fine. He hadn't found a grass seed, but he'd removed some splinters.
He asked me "Does Ellen like eating wood?"
Well, I had to think hard about that.
I think maybe she does.
So today she's all bandaged up and feeling very sorry for herself.
But it's nothing a tasty carrot can't fix.
I will return very soon with some recipes.
The end of the year approaches.