01 February 2014
Seeing Red on Lunar New Year Day 2014
Pebble had oral problems. She had it before in 2012.
Two weeks ago, not wanting Pebble to be stressed, EJ drove alone to the vet and got a week's supply of antibiotics pills.
When Pebble did not recover after finishing that course of antibiotics, she had to be seen by her doctor, a day before the clinic close for Lunar New Year. She was given a steroid injection and a different liquid antibiotics.
Traffic was really bad going to and back from the clinic. Perhaps it was the New Year shopping.
Somehow EJ finds pilling the cat much easier than giving liquid antibiotics with a syringe. Pebble kept spitting it out shaking her head sideways. The injection was effective and Pebble is recovering well and eating properly. Luckily there is no medication for Kenggy right now.
Kenggy drools in her sleep and EJ changed her bedding cover using an old T-shirt.
Just as EJ was about to eat dinner, Kenggy called. And as usual, EJ would drop everything and check on Kenggy.
EJ saw red!
On Lunar New Year day, red is associated with luck, prosperity and believed to ward away evil. It is a traditionally symbolic colour of happiness.
But EJ was horrified to see this red! The soiled floor was quickly cleaned up and then lined with paper.
One of the lumps was bleeding. EJ gently cleaned the wound.
Pet pad has now replaced that soiled T-shirt cover on Kenggy's bed.
These three busybodies (Tanya, Pebble and Captain Jack; guess there's no space for Winnie) lined up to check out what the commotion was about.