Lovely lovely posts. I love people who love animals!
We have five abandoned cats. One is still terribly timid, but he had an awful life before we got him. He was carrying an old injury or being hit by a car. His jaw was smashed to bits. He couldn’t eat, drink without crying pitifully, hence being very thin. Ony a young cat. He had lost most of his fur, his eyes were pouring puss and he was almost blind. Oh and his tail…
Anyway got him to the vet and after four months and many probs he was fine. The vet said he wasn’t sure he would survive the op, only another couple of hours and he would have died.
You should see him now, what a corker! Still very timid, even with me. He still swipes at you if he is unsure. But then he realises it is us and he licks where he has just tried to scratch! So Dickie will get there.
We called ours Scrappie (he was such a scrap of nothing when we found him). He is now so loyal. Wherever I go, he goes, doesn’t wander far. Walks alongside us. When he was first with us he could not roll over at all, let alone onto his back. Now he does it whenever he can. Just him saying “Look Mum, I am so happy I can do this I am going to show you all the time!”
Don’t know if anyone read my blog about 0300?! Couldn’t sleep if there was anyone else out there having trouble? An update if you did read it.
Was stung yesterday three times by a horsefly. This happened two years ago too and I had a very bad reaction. Ended up in hospital on steroids. Guess what? Had to go to hospital this a.m. and now having steroids. The bites are close by on the same leg, so walking is very difficult. Just measured them and the inflammations are 15 cms across and 16 cms long. The other one is even bigger, but on my bottom so difficult to measure on my own!
Had to measure them to keep an eye on them. If they don’t go down soon back to doctor.
Anyone else had this problem and if so, what can I do? I have steroid cream to take down the itch but it doesn’t really do much. Oral steroids for a couple of days. Two big black bruises and bruising all in the area. Lovely sight. Dr. (not mine, hosp) didn’t think it was a serious reaction but he is not an MS bod, didn’t know much about it all.
Any ideas would be great, cos this is truly sore and stopping me from moving around.