Episode 9 Dick 'N' Dom Go Wild


Episode 9

Wildlife show. Leanne and Robert get fully operational in the vet's surgery as they help deal with a dog's dodgy ear. Jessica and Stephen try out some horse dentistry.


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The following programme features trained professionals

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working with potentially dangerous animals.

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So do not, we repeat, do not try this at home.

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COW MOOS

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Did you know that now, right now, there's people

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all around the country who are working their socks off

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to help wounded wildlife and poorly pets.

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And we've managed to get VIP passes for some willing helpers

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who are going to get stuck in at the busiest vets,

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wildlife sanctuaries and rescue centres.

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Oh! Ah!

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Argh!

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Ugh!

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On today's show, Leanne and Robert get fully operational

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in the vet's surgery. Can they fix a foul ferret

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and deal with a dodgy dog ear?

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You've got pus on you! Ugh!

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He's got pus on his arm!

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Jessica and Stephen turn dental nurses at the rescue centre surgery

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and tackle a huge horse appetite!

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Ooh, he's trying to eat the camera!

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And Dom gets all domestic and cleans

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the pigsty with the help of my dapper apple jacket invention!

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I'm a vegetarian!

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It's tough and dirty work...

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..but someone has got to do it!

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I'm in Newcastle visiting a vet's.

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Not only do they put right poorly pets,

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they also look after wounded wildlife and today,

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they have twins to give them a helping hand.

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So, meet Robert and Leanne, a pair of proud pet owners.

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My mum has Oscar, a West Highland Terrier.

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My dad has got another West Highland Terrier called Hogan.

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I've got tropical fish, Robert's got a lizard.

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Yeah, Lizzie. Lizzie the lizard.

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Yes, Robert loves his scaly critters.

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I like any type of reptile.

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Snakes, lizards,

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bearded dragons.

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And unlucky Leanne keeps, ummm, losing her poor pets.

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I've been lucky with the fish that I got for my birthday

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but before that, they just kept on dying.

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Either I overfed them or just didn't look after them properly.

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A crash course in perfect pet care is in order here.

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We need a full-on, big and busy vet's practice.

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Aha, perfect, Westway Vet's, one of the busiest in the north east.

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They're on constant call here, waiting to tackle pet problems

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and animal emergencies.

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Come on, you two, there's a long hard day of animal antics ahead.

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Yes, madam, we'll have your cat's beak fixed as soon as possible.

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Bless you. Aah, Robert and Leanne, how are you?

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Aah, hold on a minute... which one is which?

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-I'm Robert.

-Robert.

-Leanne.

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OK, I'm Dick, and today you're at a vet's

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and we'll go behind the scenes. Are you looking forward to it?

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Good. Lots to do, let's get started.

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There's no time to waste.

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Straight up, our wannabe vets are called to help Jason

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who has a cat crisis on his hands.

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Unlucky Lucy has a mysterious lump on her back.

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-Robert, Leanne, this is Jason and Lisa.

-How are you doing?

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-They're going to assist you today.

-Oh, good.

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Leanne doesn't like seeing squeamish things,

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but what are we doing?

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Well, we're going to be operating on this 13-year-old-cat today

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and it's going to have a big lump, which has been infected,

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removed from its back end, basically.

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First, on with some scrubs.

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That was quick!

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Right, we're ready to rock. What first?

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We're going to sedate the cat first.

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-Are you going to give me a hand, Leanne?

-OK.

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So why has she got a lump?

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Well, it's a little lump...

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Little! It's massive!

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It's been there three years and it's got bigger over that period,

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so in this case it needs to be removed.

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Lucy has been gnawing at the lump

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and Jason is worried it could be the sign of a serious health problem.

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He needs to find out exactly what is causing it.

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First, an anaesthetic.

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The cat has gone under so the operation is going to take place.

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I'm not squeamish, I'm a big, brave man.

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I'll leave them to it.

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These two have important work to complete in the operating theatre.

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-Have a listen to that.

-You can go first.

-All right.

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They use a stethoscope to listen to Lucy's heartbeat.

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If it drops too low, Jason will have to stop the operation.

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-It's like a "do-do, do-do".

-That's it, that's right.

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A quick shave by Nurse Lisa reveals the size of the infected lump.

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Then Leanne and Robert sterilise the area to make sure the kitty

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doesn't catch any infections.

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Now, if either of you two feel a bit faint,

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just give us a shout and Lisa will catch you.

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It's time to remove the lump,

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and when Lucy's lump is lobbed out later, our vet's assistants discover

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exactly how serious her illness is.

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But first, it's time to find out what animal adventures

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Dom has in store for his volunteers in Norfolk.

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Today I'm at the largest horse sanctuary in the UK

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where they provide a stable - eh - environment for over 1,000 horses,

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ponies and donkeys every single year. HORSE SNORTS

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Agreed! I mean, it's such a monumental place to run

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that there's no room for horseplay, hey!

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Let's meet today's team...

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which is, Jessica and Stephen.

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Jessica has a long list of pets she would love to have.

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A dog, cat, rodents, reptiles or fish.

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But standing in Jessica's way is this busy lady.

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I just can't clean up after animals at the moment...

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I think that the children,

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the work around the children is enough.

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This is Jessica's mate, Stephen. Perhaps he's got a pet?

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No, I haven't got any pets, I wish I did, though.

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Stephen used to live in America where he has seen all kinds of wildlife.

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I've seen bears, I've seen otters, I've seen crocodiles,

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I've seen snakes... Pretty much a lot of animals.

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Wow, he's seen a lot, this lad.

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We'll have our work cut out to impress these two. Let's think big.

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No, I said big.

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Much bigger.

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That's bigger and better. Right, to Redwings.

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It's the biggest horse sanctuary in the UK this.

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They currently have 1100 equine -

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that means horsey - residents. Sadly though,

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when they first come here, they're often all poorly or old and tired.

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Redwings is all about turning them into happy horses,

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perky ponies and delighted donkeys.

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It's perfect for our pals to prove they can be proper pet people.

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So Jessica, do you think your mum might be swayed

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into getting you a pet, do you think so?

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-Probably.

-She could be convinced? I've got a strategy.

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If we can show her that you're really good

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at looking after a big animal,

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then surely it's a cinch to look after a small one.

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-Sure.

-Good game plan, all right.

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-Steve, your sister does riding school, is that right?

-Yep.

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-And can you go with her?

-Yep.

-What happens?

-They push me.

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They push you around?

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Why, do they push your sister around?

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-No, because she rides them.

-We've two things to do.

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We've got to show you can look after animals and show you

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-that horses aren't just for girls.

-All right.

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Right, let's do this. Yeah, come on!

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OK we know what the plan is, don't we?

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We've got to try and convince Jessica's mum that you are good

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-with big animals, isn't that right?

-Yeah.

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There's no time like the present.

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-You've seen some big horses and now time for a whopper.

-Yeah.

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HORSE NEIGHS

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What? That's small!

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What do you think?

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It must be a first born.

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-No, it's not first born. That is as big as it gets.

-Really?

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Yeah. Do you want to go and touch it?

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-Er yeah, sure.

-Go on, go on, go on.

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Now that is a small horse...

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unless we're stood a long way from it.

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No, no, no, it's small!

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-Ellie.

-Hello.

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-How are you?

-I'm fine.

-Good. Who's this?

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-This is Tiny Tim.

-Hello, Tiny Tim.

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Bizarre name, I think, for a horse so big!

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It looks like Tiny Tim the miniature horse could be about to soften up

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our stable mates.

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And later, Stephen and Jessica find out what made Tim so tiny!

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Leanne and Robert have turned into assistant vets.

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Lucy the cat is about to undergo

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a delicate operation to remove a large lump from her back.

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It's time to operate.

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Right, this is the first incision, kids.

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-Look all right?

-Yeah.

-Good.

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So you're taking the skin off the top?

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Yeah, I'm just going to take the skin around the lump.

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Have they ever had their heart stopped?

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Yeah, it does happen, does happen,

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that's why it's important the nurse monitors it all the time

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so if something changes,

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we can do something about it.

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If they can remove the massive mystery lump,

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we might get to know how serious Lucy's problem is.

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-What's the biggest one you've done?

-What, biggest lump?

-Biggest, yeah.

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I've removed lumps that are the size of a football.

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-Whoa!

-Oh!

-Some from in dogs' tummies, some from the skin.

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What are you doing now?

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I'm just dissecting or just cutting around

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the lump. One lump.

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Got it! Jason spots it's a harmless cyst,

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but it's the size of a 50 pence piece!

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I think it is a cyst of some sort.

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We'll send it off, but I'm confident it is a benign lump,

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so removing it should be curative.

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Lovely! And with the non-nasty lump

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taken out, a few stitches later, it's all over.

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I'm sure the owner will be happy with the wound gone.

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Yeah. I didn't feel queasy.

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Job done! Hopefully Lucy will wake up well and Leanne and Robert

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can get her back to her owner, patched up and purrfect!

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And the pet care partners

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go ferreting around the vet's surgery later on,

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but will they get to the bottom of Gizmo's pongy problem?

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Is that the worst smell you've ever smelt?

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Jessica and Stephen have a busy day ahead of them

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at Redwings Horse Rescue.

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Before we came here, Stephen thought horses were for girls,

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or his sister at least,

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but this fellow seems to have made an impression.

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Tiny Tim is a miniature Shetland.

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He has lots of health problems but all the specialist care

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he's getting here is easing his aches.

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Now, why is it so small? What's it's story?

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He came from another sanctuary

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-because he's got some problems with his back legs.

-OK.

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If you look he's wearing a very special shoe on his back right leg

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-to support his leg.

-Oh, yeah.

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And he's only 20 inches tall.

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Poor Tiny Tim

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was bred to be this small but it's not very good for horses.

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He's got quite a few deformities with his mouth

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and his eyes are a funny colour. It's not meant to be this way.

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This is something you don't encourage?

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No, we do not encourage it.

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-He's about as big as a dog.

-HUSKY VOICE: I'll tell you what,

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-I think he's really cute!

-OK.

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Sorry, I'm speaking like this...

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but I'm feeling a little HORSE!

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THEY LAUGH

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-Eh! Feeling a little HORSE! Yeah, do you get it?

-Yeah.

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You were going to ask your mum for a small pet...

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-this is small. Do you think it would fit in your house?

-Um...no.

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Ellie, all your horses aren't this small.

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No. We have bigger ones and we're going to see some

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and I was hoping you could help me feed some.

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-All right?

-Yeah.

-You're not scared now?

-No.

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-You'll be all right.

-Yeah.

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OK, good luck. Off you go.

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Nice one, Tiny Tim! Jessica and Stephen's day at the horse sanctuary

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is now fully up and running...

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..And they're on their way to a right stampede of hungry horses later.

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Look, there's loads of them coming out now!

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But first, I've got a pig of a challenge for Dom,

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and it's a little bit fruity.

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This business, what is it?

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This business? This is me making you a jacket. Nearly done.

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Ha-ha!

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Ta-da!

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You did say this was going to help me out, didn't you?

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Uh, did I?

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I thought so. Oh, I knew it! Right, what's the challenge?

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It's simple. You're going to clean out this pigsty

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but because we can't get the pigs out of the sty,

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I thought we would distract them with your apple jacket.

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Oh, a really good idea(!)

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-Pardon?

-What?

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-Here's your tools.

-Wow!

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Get to it!

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Welcome to the home of Molly and Tom, a pair of pet Kune Kune pigs.

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I've done some things in my time, I tell you!

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The apple jacket has been cunningly designed by me...

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Ah! He-he!

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..To distract the greedy guzzlers and allow Dom to tidy their sty.

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I'm going to shovel your poo. Leave my jacket alone.

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These pigs are Kune Kune pigs from New Zealand.

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DOM SHOUTS AND SCREAMS

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Oi, get on the floor and shovel it!

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Get off me, you swine!

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-I've got it and I've shovelled it...

-Carry on.

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And now it's going in my pink bucket.

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While Dom domesticates, a few piggy facts.

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Oh, you're back, you greedy pig!

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"Kune Kune" means "fat and round" mainly due to the fact

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that they are fat and round, just like my little friend!

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Did you know that pigs

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are one of the most intelligent animals? I didn't!

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I'm a vegetarian.

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I knew he was the man for the job!

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Oh! Oh!

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Going well, then!

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Argh!

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Now obviously, if you ever come across a pigsty, don't climb in it,

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especially if you're wearing a jacket covered in apples.

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Yes, top job and don't worry, next time, it's my challenge.

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Oh, yes, it is, isn't it!

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-It just so happens that I have actually made a jacket for you.

-Ah!

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Oh! Not the monkey enclosure!

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Remember Jessica and Stephen from London town?

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Well, they're raring to go at the horse sanctuary

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and things are about to get very, very busy.

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Right, guys, so we have horses on-site here that need feeding

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every day. What do horses eat?

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-Hay!

-Yes, so what we're going to do is we're going to take those nets

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behind you and we're going to fill them up,

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weigh them and take them out to the horses.

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The 1,000 horses here nosh around 3,500kg of grass every single day.

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Feeding them is going to be a massive task for our horse-helpers.

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Is there anything other than hay?

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Yes. Well, they mostly eat grass.

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-They graze for nearly 16 hours every day.

-Wow!

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Sometimes we give them treats too, like carrots and apples.

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Yep, a big job this time for just a little horseplay.

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No, not that kind of little horse...

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Sorry, Tiny Tim... this kind of horseplay!

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OK, onwards, we have a tractor to catch.

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With over 300 acres of fields and paddocks here,

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this really is the only way to travel and this sanctuary isn't only home

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to horses, oh, no, there are dozens of dejected donkeys

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and plenty of poorly ponies here too

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and they all need feeding on a daily basis.

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What you need to do now, guys, is pick this up and chuck it

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over that fence.

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Is all that hay just for one horse?

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No, look they're all coming to get their food now.

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Look, there's loads of them coming out now!

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HAY, HAY, feeding done, now it's time to meet

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one of the biggest breeds that Redwings has to offer.

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This is Boo, and he's one of the biggest horses at the sanctuary.

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-How old is Boo?

-How old is Boo?

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-Yes.

-Boo is 11 years old.

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-Can you see anything special?

-He's got one eye.

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Yep, he has only got one eye.

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If you look at this eye as well, Boo is completely blind.

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He lost this eye to cancer

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and then he got shot with an air rifle in his other eye.

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Poor Boo! Without the protection he gets here

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and this kind of regular TLC, he wouldn't be alive today.

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What breed is Boo?

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Boo is a Clydesdale Cross.

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The Clydesdale is a heavy horse, that's why he's so big

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and that's why he's got these lovely big feathers on his feet.

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Does being blind affect him much?

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It doesn't really affect his quality of life.

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He is a really calm horse anyway

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but he uses his other senses to compensate.

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He's always moving his ears

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and he's got a really good sense of smell as well.

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Ho-ho! Look, he's trying to eat the camera!

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He's one hungry horse,

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and if we're going to finish this programme,

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we're going to need that camera so keep feeding them, you two!

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Ooof, down in one!

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Stephen and Jessica are turning into a right pair

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of hot-shot horse handlers.

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In fact, you could say that they're becoming experts in their field.

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Yes, field, yes...

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But will our pair be up for getting stuck in at the horse dentist later?

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Open very wide.

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And this is the biggest tooth I've ever seen.

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Twins, Leanne and Robert,

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have been working as veterinary assistants for the day

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in a busy north-east surgery.

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Next pet to face the surgeon's knife is Gizmo the ferret.

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He's here for two reasons...

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first, he'll be neutered to stop him becoming dad to any unwanted babies

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and we also need to sort out his stink.

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Ferrets, like their cousins skunks, can pong a bit but Gizmo pongs

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a lot. We need to get to the bottom of his horrible honk.

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It's not a big problem for Gizmo, but my wrong turning could be.

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HE GASPS

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EAGLE SQUAWKS

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-There's an eagle, sorry!

-The eagle's there!

-There's an eagle.

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He doesn't want to go out there.

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I think we'll take the scenic route to the operating table.

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Come on, Gizmo, say hello to vet, Emma.

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Right then, so we have to give him an injection

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so that he's sleepy

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and then put a tube down his throat

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and maintain his anaesthetic like that.

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If you're OK to steady him, Rachel, I'll draw up the medicine.

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Good lad. That's it. Here we go, all done.

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-He didn't appreciate that, did he?

-He didn't.

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One of the injections stings a little,

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so he's felt that a bit and it will take him a few minutes to get sleepy.

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-Do you think he'll be OK?

-Yeah, he'll be fine.

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MUSIC BOX MELODY AND YAWNING

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Right, it's time for his operation and I'm not a wimp!

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-Yes, you are!

-But I'm leaving you to it!

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-Wimp!

-See ya!

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Time to prep Gizmo.

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Robert and Leanne clean him up ready for his surgery.

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Lovely. Now we just have to do a final check

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that he's nice and sleepy.

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And the operation begins.

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Gizmo is out for the count but it's a sensitive first incision,

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as Emma removes his boy bits.

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-Ow!

-It doesn't look like he's feeling anything, does it?

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He's nice and asleep, unaware of what we're doing.

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Lovely!

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We're just going to put a couple of stitches under the skin

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so that he doesn't have any holes in him

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and we put them underneath so he can't chew them out,

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because ferrets are good chewers

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and we don't want him chewing his stitches

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so we hide them away, underneath the skin.

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Do you do this like on a day to day basis?

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Yeah we do, not always with ferrets

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but with cats and dogs yep, every day we're neutering them.

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It helps prevent any unwanted pregnancies.

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Poor little guy.

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Poor little guy, he'll be fine once he recovers.

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First problem, solved

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and it looks like Emma might have sorted Gizmo's rotten bottom.

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So, just inside his bottom there are two little glands

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and they store a bit of fluid and release fluid

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for when he's having a poo so that it lubricates it

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but we're just going check there's no infection which might be

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contributing to this bad smell,

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OK, so it only takes a second and we just give it a wee bit of a squeeze.

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There's one side done. Can you see that fluid?

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Be glad smellyvision hasn't been invented.

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Is that the worst smell you've ever smelt?

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So we're just giving him a few minutes with oxygen

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and then we'll get him woken up.

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If you don't believe me, check out our film crew.

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Oooh, aah, can we wrap this up?

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Good call... It's a wrap!

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Robert and Leanne have just enough time to catch their breath

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before there's more messes to manage later.

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Ooh, I think you've got pus on you! Ugh!

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You have, you have! No!

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But before all of that, we size up a handy horse.

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Go on then, open wide, open wide, nice and wide, that's it, good.

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-Not you... her!

-Well, why are you asking a horse to open its mouth?

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-You can tell the age of a horse by looking at its teeth.

-She's six.

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How did you know that?

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It says it here on the sign and it also says she's got 14 hands!

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Of course she hasn't got 14 hands...

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she's a horse. Horses don't have big, flapping, hairy hands.

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You measure the height of a horse by using your hands,

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and each hand is 10cm.

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Oh, I see. That makes sense now.

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-Yes. Any other questions?

-Yes. Would you like to buy 14 gloves?

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Stephen and Jessica have thrown themselves into their day

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at the country's biggest horse sanctuary

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and they're about to help Diamond,

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who is recovering here after being rescued from a miserable life.

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Here we are with Diamond. Diamond came into us a short while back,

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part of 35 horses that were all rescued

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from a riverbank here in Norfolk.

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She had a big tooth abscess and her jaw was all swollen and painful

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but her trip to the dentist was very different

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to a trip to the dentist you may do

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because this is the size of the tooth we removed!

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Can you imagine leaving that under your pillow!

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You'd want a little bit more than 50p for that, wouldn't you!

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This is probably the biggest tooth I've ever seen.

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-Did you actually take the tooth out yourself?

-Yep.

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We used a sort of chisel to actually repel the tooth out through the jaw

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and out of the horse's mouth.

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The surgery has left Diamond with a hole in the side of her jaw.

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It looks sore, but don't worry, she's not in any pain.

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The wound needs regular cleaning to stop it getting infected.

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Jessica and Stephen can help Nicky continue Diamond's recovery today.

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It's healing absolutely beautifully

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and there's no smell, so that shows us that

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there's not much infection but in order to keep it looking lovely,

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we flush it every day which is why I am going to need both of your help.

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First, Diamond is given an injection that will calm her down

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before the wound is thoroughly flushed with water.

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It's amazing you can actually see her eyelids starting to close already.

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Yes, it's almost instantaneous.

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So now the moment of TOOTH...

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Jessica and Stephen help pump

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antiseptic water into Diamond's huge mouth.

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There you go.

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It may look odd, but it's going to help the wound heal quickly.

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It's a really bizarre thing to watch!

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It looks like a water feature,

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you know the ones where you see a gargoyle's face

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and the water is coming out?

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Flushing complete and it's time to bob on protective jelly.

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This will stop the wound from getting infected.

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-How are you getting on, Jess?

-It's OK.

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She's doing brilliantly.

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Considering they've never seen many horses

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or didn't like them, they're doing an amazing job!

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Two vets in the making, so best to take your phone numbers!

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Ha-ha-ha!

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But, we couldn't leave without saying goodbye to a little friend of ours...

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-Tiny Tim. So, have you both enjoyed the day then?

-Yeah.

-Yeah.

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Now, Steve, are you still convinced that horses are just for girls?

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-A little bit!

-Do you think they are just for girls?

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-A little bit.

-Oh, OK then.

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And, Jessica, do you think spending all day with all these animals

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has made your mum convinced you would be able to have a pet?

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-Probably... But not a horse.

-OK, we'll that's a start.

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If she keeps on saying "no" to you, just keep nagging her, eh!

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Ha-ha! Nag!

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"Nag" is a name for a horse.

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Leanne and Robert have been rocking their role as trainee vets

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at a very busy surgery

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but there's still poorly patients who need sorting out.

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-Are you all right, Jase?

-Hi.

-Hi.

-Hiya.

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And they are back. What have you got them doing?

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-I've got the final consult of the day. Why don't you call it in?

-OK.

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It's a dog called Diesel.

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Diesel, please.

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In we go. Diesel has a very poorly ear

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so it's essential that Jason and the twins have a look at it.

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Normally it's very dangerous to approach an animal that is in pain.

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Jason knows Diesel well and is absolutely certain

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he's a calm, harmless pooch.

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-Do you want to have a look at him?

-Go on, then.

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Go on, then. What does it look like?

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-You see all the gunk?

-Yeah.

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-Oh, yeah. What about you?

-Good lad, Diesel.

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What can you see, Robert?

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-Pus and gunk.

-Pus and gunk?

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-Look at that!

-Ugh!

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I know we were joking about pus and gunk, but what actually is the pus?

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What is down the ear is a combination of wax

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-and basically bacterial soup, really.

-Mmm!

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-Nice!

-A nice bowl of bacterial soup!

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-Mmm!

-It will do you the world of good!

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We give Diesel some oily eardrops that should clear up his infection.

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Ugh, I think you've got... you've got pus on you! Ugh!

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He's got pus on his arm!

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-Argh!

-No, go away, no!

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-Have you cleaned it? No!

-Wash your hands, come on.

-Is it off?

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It's off. Here, there's some special...

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Special pus cleaner.

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With Robert cleaned up, it's onto another PUS.

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Lucy the cat had a lump removed earlier

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and she's almost ready to go home.

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-Hello, Lucy. Aw!

-There she is.

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She's looking a little livelier than before, isn't she?

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Yeah, a lot more lively.

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-Pick her up.

-Come on, then.

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Pop her in there.

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Time for owner Anne to collect her cat.

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Anne, we have Lucy here for you.

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-There you are.

-OK, thank you.

-All fine and dandy.

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-Good. She's all right?

-Yeah.

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That's good. Thank you very much indeed.

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She'll be glad to go home.

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Thank you. Bye.

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The end of a long, hard shift for our vet volunteers.

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So, a good day. Are you still a reptile man?

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No. I've changed my mind.

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-Do you want a pet?

-Yeah.

-What kind?

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-Dog.

-Sorted! And Leanne,

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when you got here you were feeling a little bit squeamish about vets.

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-How are you feeling?

-I've changed my mind.

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I'd be able to go for a job here.

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Yes, we have succeeded once again, ladies and gentlemen.

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Leanne and Robert get fully operational in the vet's surgery as they help fix a ferret's rotten bottom and deal with a dog's dodgy ear. Jessica and Stephen try out some horse dentistry and assist with Diamond's sore jaw. Plus there is a fruity challenge for Dom who is cleaning out the pigsty wearing Dick's ace invention - an apple jacket!


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