Couple (sorry EEMOM) A couple of pet stories. First, I had to take Rosie to the vet again today because she has just not been herself. She has a hard time with stairs and can’t jump onto the bed anymore (I ordered these pet stairs so that will not be an issue anymore), but she has just seemed gimpy, off her feed, and in pain. Some nights she lies on her blankets (with her new pillow) and just sort of whines.
At any rate, they checked her out, found nothing obvious (her anal glands were overloaded again though), gave her a pain shot and some antibiotics because she had an elevated temp, and some prednisone and something to ease her stomache. If she is not back to normal, I will taker her in again next week.
Second, Steve made another attempt on my life tonight. I was on the toilet and he came in to do his usual head-butting, bitching, and biting my feet, and I finished my business and tried to stand up but Steve had latched on to the draw cord of my pajama bottoms and I almost tripped and brained myself in the tub, but regained my balance somehow. I did bring down the shower curtain onto my head.
Finally, just did my brushing, and started with Steve. I finished him, and he walked two feet away and flopped over as I called for Lily. Got Lily done, tricked Rosie into thinking this was something she wanted to do and brushed her, and she got up and walked away. As I was starting to stand up, Steve ran over, jumped between my legs, and demanded I brush him again. Apparently he likes it when someone else does his grooming.
As an aside, there is always something nice and soothing about the nightly brushings of the piglets for me, too. It’s just relaxing.
*** Update ***
As of 12:30 am, a mere 8 hours and 75 dollars after getting her shot and having her anal glands expressed, Rosie is back in top form, jumping off the couch every time I walk into the kitchen or near a door or where the treats are.
I really hope it was something as simple as her anal glands (or maybe she just feels good because of the painkiller), but I just had those expressed on her at the end of August when she had a hot spot near her tail. Could this be diet related? Rosie and Lily have eaten the same thing for years, this dry food and every now and then I mix in a can of this as a treat, but this is a recent occurrence, so I don’t know.