Happy Hump Day (no pun intented) everyone!!! I really didn't intent to post a similar post as Deborah but it's going on in my world right now--cats.
Let me start by telling you about my weekend. I spend Friday night at the animal hospital in Montgomery with my sick little girl, Buffy. I need to warn everyone with cats or know anyone with cats to have their animals checked for heartworms. Buffy had all types of tests run on her and everything came back normal. She was sent home with medicine for flu. She got worse over the weekend and was diagnosed with heartworms on Monday. Both of my cats are indoor cats.
I didn't realize cats could get heartworms but they can, even indoor cats. With dogs, there are treatments, but with cats, unless it's caught early, there's less then a 50% change of survival. The cat can be infected for months but when the worms hit, they hit hard and fast.
Unfortunately, Buffy passed away Monday night due to complications. I now have a little angel.
My other cat, Pooh Bear, will be tested next week then will start taking Prevention (rather he likes it or not). For the past couple of days, we both have been laying around the house in a daze. Pooh and Buffy were attached at the hip for four years. This morning I woke up and knew I needed to get another cat, for both of us to heal faster. I went to one of the vets in Montgomery and they had two kittens (sisters) waiting for a good home. Of course I had to take both of them. :-) One is a calico (Callie) and the other is black and white (Bella). They are 8 weeks old so it's like having two toddlers running around the house!!
Now, here's my problem. Pooh is five years old and weighs 15 lbs. I know eventually they will become buddies but in the meantime, I have to play referee. So far so good but tomorrow will be the test. I have to work all day (but will check on them at lunch) so hopefully the house will be standing when I come home. Does anyone have animal stories they would like to share? Did any new additions to the family cause headaches, remodeling or fire??
Also, if you've lost a pet, how did you get back into writing? I haven't be able to form a sentence since this weekend. How did you get through it?