dragon for sale

Shall I buy this cute little stone dragon? Not at THAT price! Do you think I’m made of money? What about the coal it would cost to feed it? And its asleep now but what happens when it wakes up, sneezes, and burns my shoes or the bottom of my coat? I mean he’s really CUTE, don’t you just want to go ahhhh or oooo? I know I do. And what about (whispers) toileting? Can you get a dragon litter tray? Plastic would not do, too caustic……would need stainless steel. Then there’s the vets… innoculations, how do they inject through a stone hide? Something to think about.. I mean, are dragons prone to scale beetle, carbon cough, wing itch? Your guess is as good as mine… What do they drink? water- or lamp oil? I think I will go for a Gargoyle instead. Stick it on the roof and it will be happy drinking rain water and watching birds fly by…

He’s a lot better

My cat that got trapped and didn’t come home for eight days. He’s had treatment because he was covered in a tarry substance, he’d licked it off a bit which burnt his mouth and he’d injured his eye and had ulcers in it.

After a few weeks going backwards and forwards to the vets he’s a lot better. His eye is getting better and his mouth is fine. He needs to grow his fur back where it was shaved off to remove the tar. He has to stay in a while longer to prevent sunlight burning his eye.

So I’m happy that he is recovering and can have a good life again. X

Cat ‘escaped’ last night

My black and white cat is very good at hiding. He’s not allowed out because he’s having treatment for his eye. It does mean that I have to let the other two out carefully. We are keeping the door between the kitchen and backdoor closed. Except when hubby forgets. Last night he was going to bed. I asked him to check the cat was upstairs. He shouted down he wasn’t (he’s got a couple of good hiding places). So hubby went out in the rain to see if he could see the cat. I stood and called at the back door. Hubby came back, no sign. But the cat usually comes when I call. I promised to whistle and shout for him every hour or so to see if he would come back. But all that happened was the other two cats popped in and out. After hours of not sleeping, but going to the back door regularly and calling and rattling food… At five thirty am he CAME DOWNSTAIRS! ate some cat food and fell asleep on top of the settee and I could finally rest!

Cat news

He’s much better! His chest had to be shaved so the vets could take a blood test, but his kidneys are OK now. The vets also created a serum from his blood that is usdd as an eyedrop. The white blood cells in it help him absorb medication to help heal the ulcers in his eye. His mouth has healed and the damage they thought was a lesion was a burn that was probably caused by whatever toxic substance that he had got on his fur.

I’m so happy that he’s recovering, the vets are pleased with his progress. He isn’t let out although he has snuck out a couple of times. He will get some freedom when he is fully well.

Getting better

This was the cats eye ten days ago. It’s much improved with the use of lots of eye drops. It’s now the proper colour and looks more transparent. The vet is pleased with his progress. They took a blood sample and centrifuged some of the cats serum from it. I am to use it for the next three days as it will help absorbtion of his other eye drops.

I had to drive him to the vets myself because the taxi I ordered didn’t turn up! It was booked for ten minutes before the vets appointment because its only a mile down the road. But at 3.24 pm I rang the taxi firm. No answer, I let it ring for five minutes.

So I tried getting in our car and when I managed to without hurting myself I decided to drive it in second gear to the vets. I stayed in second all the way.

Finally home after an hour I found a message on my phone from the taxi firm. They had rung at 4.42pm, twelve minutes after the appointment, I sent a text to apologise. I don’t know exactly what I could have done differently.

Cat escape

Me to hubby ‘shut the kitchen door please’
Him, ‘why?’
Me, ‘the cat will get out.’

He doesn’t shut it
Cat gets out
Hubby has to search for cat in neighbouring gardens.
Hubby gets scratched by brambles and cat.

Me ‘grrrrr!’

Why don’t people listen. It’s obvious what’s going to happen. It’s worrying because the cat is due at the vets this afternoon, will it get out again!?

Cat again

Cat made up of tiny purple hearts.

He looks on happily

Proud and smug

He’s the boss

Whiskered and neat

Pure white feet

Sneaked out today

Lying in the neighbours yard

In the bright, late summer sun.

Wouldn’t come when called.

Puncture wounds?

In hubby’s arms

Cats claws leave scars

But he is safe.

Vets bill again

Tomorrow.

How can the cat trust me?

Since he came home, I’ve had to give my cat eye drops and antibiotics. Every day he sits a bit further away from me. He is a bit more wary, nervous. It’s not surprising. Yesterday he was checked over by a vet and given another lot of antibiotics. I understand why, he needs them to help him heal. But it doesn’t make it any easier. If he wasn’t such a patient cat I don’t know what I would have done…. X

Dissappearing cat

You know when it’s time to go to the vets… When your cat dissappears!

Cue manic search under cupboards (I was sure he’d gone upstairs), then when that was no good we widened the search outside, our wooded garden, the neighbours, the alleyways, calling, shouting, bellowing… Then another look round the house. I even thought I’d take a cat toy on a string to chuck under cupboards and tempt him out? Then crreeeeaakkk, out bedroom door.. He came out? Where does he hide? Cat space! A quantum space that only cats can squeeze into….? Now he’s sitting in the sun on a box… Vets in thirty minutes. Wish him luck!

Cats eye

Our cat has been to the vets and was kept in overnight. He’s home but among other problems he’s got an ulcer on and inside his eye, it looks very cloudy. He’s on antibiotics and two types of drops. All have to be given at different times (one eye drop four times a day, one eye drop three times a day) antibiotics every twelve hours….

He’s also damaged his soft palette, possibly trying to bite his way out of where he was trapped?

And then his kidney functions are off. I hope he will recover. We will know more after the weekend…