I sincerely hope this is the worst photo I ever post here on The Barb Wire, in more ways than one. Poor Aaruba doesn't look quite this bedraggled in person, though the shaved patches on his neck (for the catheter) and flank (for ultrasound) are admittedly unflattering.
He's feeling good enough to want a great deal more soaked hay than is safe to offer. Every couple hours, he gets a handful of the soggy stuff. He gobbles it in great, dripping mouthfuls that make him look like the Loch Ness monster in a fur coat. I'm afraid his eagerness has made him forget his manners, judging by the photo sent by a friend who stopped in to visit him, offered a bite of hay, and nearly lost her fingers.
Assuming all goes well tonight, he'll come home tomorrow. I'm a little nervous.