Saturday, 25 October 2008

Who needs 4 legs

Further update on Muggle (I will post things on this blog eventually that are non Muggle related),  final check up at the vets last night and Muggle has been discharged from their care - unless of course there are any further problems. Claire the Vet was really happy with his progress and said the wound and the leg muscle are looking great, seems she was concerned as the muscle showed signs of infection during the surgery but a course of domestos strength anti-biotics seems to have done the trick.
So my boy is coming home today. My mum is threatening a custody battle but she wouldn't win. So I am a happy bunny, still feel massively guilty when I look at him but he's alive and will soon be back in the 'nest'.

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Muggle update

Well its been a week and a day since Muggle had his surgery and a week since he came home. Well I say home, home for Mugsy at the moment is his Grandma and Grandpa's house until he has his last check up at the vets on Friday and then he's coming home home. 
He is doing really well and is jumping up on the work surfaces, the table, computer desk and has been seen hopping along the fence. He's had a few little falls, and we shouldn't laugh, but he seems to be adjusting really well to only having 3 legs. His wound is fantastic, what a neat job Clare the vet did and not a sign of any infection. Shame about all the bald bits.
Will take some photos this weekend, now he's less depressed. Yes apparently cats get depressed and not surprising with all he's been through.

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Bad day to say the least

Hi again.
It's been sometime since I posted, not because I didn't want to but the post I was going to put up needed photos to go with it (this may take a while so if you want to stop now, go get a drink or go to the little boys/girls room then feel free).
The problem with the photos is that at home we (DH - darling husband and I) have an IMac, chosen by DH when our computer passed away recently. IMac uses Iphoto and non of the blogs seem to like Iphoto and you need to use Picassa or such. But Picassa isn't compatable with IMac (see where I am going here) so it's been a nightmare and one even DH couldn't fix.
So no photos no blog.
What has been happening since my last post and the reason to upload photos (which I will using photobucket - if IMac allows) was the purchase in Augus by DH of a beautiful Tiger 900 (motorbike for the uninitiated like me). So DH dutifully posed whilst I took lots of photos and off he went on several rideouts (boys days out on bikes!!) whilst I went to crops.
End of August saw us go off to Thailand for a 3 week holiday (that will be another retrospective entry) and on our return DH went off for a rideout only to loose control of the Tiger on a patch of diesel someone kindly deposited on a bend and Tiger slid across the road leaving DH behind.
Tiger is still in the garage being fixed and we hope to have it home this weekend (photos will be uploaded).

So to get back to why it's been a bad day. This morning on my way to work my beautiful Maine Coon Muggle (being chased by parents neighbours dogs) ran under the wheel of my car. Poor Muggle is now in the vets, being stablised with fluids and antibiotics and tomorrow will under go x-rays and a probable amputation of his front leg.
I am distraught, I love all my boys and to injure one of them (even by accident) is my worst nightmare. So please if you are reading this say a big prayer for Muggle and his impending surgery.
Everyone keeps telling me cats do fine with just 3 legs and I am sure they do, but he's my baby. Of all my cats he is the most gentle and easy going and whilst I know he will take it in his stride, it will break my heart everytime I look at him.
Tearfully Julie