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.


Fuzzy Tales said...

Oh, purrs to both Pebble and Kenggy for healing...and EJ too. That's definitely NOT the kind of red anyone wants to see.


Marg said...

So glad that Pebble is getting better. Kenggy, we hope those spots heal up.Poor EJ. She does such a good job taking care of all of you. You are some mighty lucky cats.Take care.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
OMC I sooooo want to give happy wishes for New Year to you all and that health will be the best it can be. EJ, all strength and Love to you for your caring... hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

Hannah and Lucy said...

Oh dear Kenggy we hope that doesn't happen again. We are sending lots of healing purrs.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

The Swiss Cats said...

We send you tons of healing purrs. Red is not at all the favorite color in a house of cats ! Purrs

Brian said...

I am glad that Pebble is doing better but yikes, that Kenggy Red would be very scary. Purrs, purrs, purrs and more purrs from all of us.

Annie Bear said...

I'm so glad Pebbles is doing well, but poor dear Kenggy! That is very scary. EJ does such a good job of taking care of everyone.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Poor Kenggy. :( That isn't the kind of red we want to see on the Lunar New Year. Sending lots of purrs to the sweet girl.
Mommy prefers to pill us too because she says we foam so much when she gives us liquid meds. Hah!
We're glad Pebble is doing well.

Mickey's Musings said...

Wee happy to hear Pebbles is doing better.
We are sad, though, that Kenggy is not. We send her lots of purrs.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
and Angels Tiger and Tillie

The Island Cats said...

Poor Pebbles and Kenggy. We're purring mega purrs for both of them.

(pee ess...our mom finds it easier to pill us than give liquid meds too.)

The Lee County Clowder said...

Sending purrrrrrsss for Pebbles and Kenggy. We didn't know they were hurting. We hope everyone recovers soonest.

Linens and Royals said...

That is not the way to start a New Year Kenggy, you must stay well so EJ can celebrate the New Year.

m.q said...

purrs hard to both Kenggy and Pebbles

The Meow Meow Family

meowmeowmans said...

Oh no! Poor Kenggy. We hope she will be okay, and send our heartfelt purrs and prayers!

We are glad to hear Pebble is doing so much better.

Ellen Whyte said...

Ouch! That looks nasty. We're hoping you have a better Year of the Horse. Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Anonymous said...

Good news that sweet Pebble is doing better. That had to be so scary when you saw the blood on sweet Kenggy. We hope it did not hurt when that happened and it does not happen again. Sending up prayers still. Hugs and nose kisses