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harlequin goes to the vet

Off to the vet's yesterday to fulfil the terms of my adoption agreement. It was time. A big black tom had started drifting around recently. He has to cross a main road to get here, that's not good.

Afterwards I was supposed to be keeping her quiet, but a badly-folded blanket and an ill-timed pee meant she needed rearrangement, so we made a brief diversion to mr_snips's castle of cobwebs and cosy warm fires, where she wandered in wibbly circles for a bit, too out of it to know where she was.

Getting home was further complicated by rain, and when we finally got there, Harlequin celebrated by running up and down the stairs a few times, wandering in wobbly circles, seeking out hard surfaces and drafts, trying to jump, and finally fainting. On the pile of blankets, thank goodness. I heated her a wheatbag triceratops in case she'd got chilled, covered her over and let her sleep.

She woke up in an instant when I started feeding Teasel, staggered over, ate, staggered back and fell asleep again. This state of affairs was not to last, however, and we are now living with this:

buster collar rage! Yes there are more photos if you click through...

and trying to persuade her that it might be a better idea to give it a few days before she starts full-body pouncing on Teasel, jumping up onto the wardrobe and hopping up and down on her hind legs. With mixed success.

Harlequin, I'm sure, would like to point out that it's just three stitches and she's absolutely fine. Fine!


( 5 worms — Feed the birds )
23rd Jan, 2010 19:13 (UTC)
Awww! I saw the photos on flickr and was wondering what had happened to her. Was worried she'd had an accident of some sort.

Speaking of wheatbags, I used to use an electric heated pet mat for my Old Mog, plugged in pretty much all day in winter or on a timer when the weather picked up, as I couldn't leave heating on all day but nor did I want my ancient Old Mog to get cold. The mat was slipped into her fishbed and she loved it.

Might be something to consider for your two Mogs?
24th Jan, 2010 01:22 (UTC)
they'd like that....
but I think there might be fights. She's already back to jumping off and on things and attacking Teasel. Who I think would be Terrified by a fishbed...
24th Jan, 2010 08:44 (UTC)
Re: they'd like that....
The picture of the fishbed does make it look as though it's suitable for sending Teasel to preach repentance to the people of Nineveh...
23rd Jan, 2010 22:45 (UTC)
Ahhh, bless!
24th Jan, 2010 01:22 (UTC)
happy birthday for yesterday, btw xx j
( 5 worms — Feed the birds )