At a recent gig at a strawberry festival in Lagro, Indiana, a Nosey advocate named Keri Fields shot some video of Nosey - and glimpses of Nosey's plight are harder and harder to come by. Nosey's travels this year began in Kissimmee, Florida, at a petting zoo behind the Gator Motel.
"Since Kissimmee in April, Nosey has been kept behind the shrouds of tents or makeshift tarp walls for exhibitions," Ess said. "Photography is strictly controlled. Why, if there is nothing to hide, would anyone go to such great lengths to keep Nosey from public view?"
In the latest video, Nosey's left rear leg alternates between dragging and a rigid, awkward sideways swing, Ess observed. "It doesn't take a vet to recognize how contorted Nosey's gait has become," she said.