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plans for the weekend may be changing

Just a quick warning that owing to kitten emergency we may need to change our plans for the weekend, Cambridgites. We're off to the vet now to get advice. He's gone very wobbly on his legs, poor thing and as Teazel is n-n-n-n-n nineteen next week, we are inclined to err on the side of curling up with him on the bed with a pile of snacks and a good book caution. He's still purring (he is a cat of mighty purr) and managed going upstairs under his own steam -- slowly -- but not downstairs. He's also doing that usual cat thing of ignoring the safe soft ladder/padded landing place you've given him and insisting on leaps his legs can't take onto slippery floors. Harlequin, in the meantime, has retired to the bathroom with her strongest catnip mouse.

murderous stare

UPDATE: Vet says he strained one of his back legs and favouring it has strained the other legs but is otherwise in surprisingly fine condition for a cat of his advanced age. He's currently purring smugly on the sofa in a fug of fuss and anti-inflammatories. Cambridgeites -- we might still make the Saturday, but won't be staying overnight, so we can keep a sensible eye -- and damiancugley, you're off cat-feeding duties, we'll be taking care of our silly cat x thanks for all the good wishes.


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14th Jun, 2013 08:19 (UTC)
Fingers crossed. If worst comes to worst, you can at least say he had a good, long life,(although that didn't help me much when the equally aged Wotan went...)
Amazy and I send our best vibes.
14th Jun, 2013 08:44 (UTC)
thanks - it's good news
Vet was reassuring, reckons he injured himself -- nothing's broken though so phew. He's curled up in a ball of purr next to me right now, digesting some anti-inflammatories.
14th Jun, 2013 10:17 (UTC)
Re: thanks - it's good news
Yay! All the best for his recovery.
14th Jun, 2013 08:29 (UTC)
Poor Teazel. Hope the vet is helpful.
14th Jun, 2013 08:42 (UTC)
vet says it's mechanical
Anti-inflammatories and rest prescribed. One of his mighty leaps gone wrong, we reckon
14th Jun, 2013 09:15 (UTC)
Aw shame, poor silly puss. Hope he heals quickly!
14th Jun, 2013 19:57 (UTC)
slow down cat
Silly sausage is still jumping around like a maniac
14th Jun, 2013 09:19 (UTC)
Poor cat! I hope his recovery is speedy and that he appreciates being well looked after.
14th Jun, 2013 20:05 (UTC)
Thanks, I do think he appreciates the fuss and treats (although not the car journey)
14th Jun, 2013 10:15 (UTC)
Ouchy. Hope he gets well soon.
15th Jun, 2013 08:07 (UTC)
He seems better this morning, made it downstairs and up and is now sunning himself on his favourite windowsill
14th Jun, 2013 10:26 (UTC)
Best wishes to him.
15th Jun, 2013 08:07 (UTC)
15th Jun, 2013 13:16 (UTC)
Awwww, give him a respectful stroke from me.
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