Sunday, 10 January 2010

One of us




Has been in the wars. We are not exactly sure what sort of war, if it was a catty virus or a bad bird eaten but he was very poorly indeed. For the first time in living memory Magnus went off his food. Emergency enough coming from a cat so greedy he has been known to eat slices of bread left out for the birds, but coupled with a general malaise, floppiness and look of utter misery, we were worried enough to take him to visit David the vet.

Lots of tests were done, blood was drawn on both sides and Magnus was left overnight with a drip to restore his fluids, if not his temper. The boy is now officially the most aggressive cat the surgery has ever known but thankfully the results of the tests indicate that nothing awful is amiss.

We took him home the next day, stinking and grumpy ( he wouldn't let them clean him up ) so our home currently smells of wee and disinfectant. He is feeling much better, eating like a cat possessed and within minutes of arriving home was on the kitchen worktop licking the breadboard. He was shaved in three places for the drip and for some x-rays so he looks for all the world like a bridegroom after a particularly raucous Stag Night.

In the meantime I'm knitting socks, making jam, and hoping that the smell will go soon.

18 comments:

soxchik said...

Definitely not a cat to mess with!

Lyn said...

Poor Magnus! Lets hope he is back to normal agsin soon!
Love
Lyn
xxx

wordtapestry said...

Poor Magnus. Hope he (and the vet) feel better soon.

Cindy G said...

Aw, I'm glad the boy is doing better. Hope he's back to 100% soon.

As always, love the photos. Are those flower petals in the snow? And isn't it nice to have warm, colorful socks on cold winter days.

And what is the spread under the blue cheese? It's making me hungry just looking at it.

Orinda5 said...

So glad to hear Magnus is on the mend!

Beatriz said...

Oh, poor Magnus! I'm certainly glad he's recovering. Give him my best.

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Pikku- Kettu said...

Poor kitty! I'm glad he's on the mend!

inkberryblue said...

I'm glad he's better. This post made me laugh...slightly hysterically ~ Molly is a marginally less fierce version of Magnus.
Oh dear.
Beautiful photos as always too.

Ivywindow said...

Jam and stilton on crackers? Genius!

Here is to a speedy recovery to MM as well.

Jacqui said...

oh no! so sorry to hear Mag was under the weather. Elise can relate. so glad he is on the mend. give him some scratchies for me.

casey said...

It seems to be going around! We had a similar alarm at the beginning of last week, when our new boy, Mr. H, suddenly took to... upchucking. A lot. But really, it was the staggering around weakly that scared me, so I did something I never do: I shuttled a feline off to the vet's for what was apparently a stomach bug.

One anti-nausea shot and 50ccs of fluid later, he was chowing down his kibble AND fighting off the girl-cats for their shares, so I guess he's on the mend.

I hope Magnus makes a complete and rapid recovery!

wooly daisy said...

poor boo boo cakes! i love the colors of the photos!!! great pics!

lizzcorner said...

Oh no, it is never nice when the furry kids are not doing well. Going through my own pet crisis too; my cat Simba (he lived with my parents) just had to be put down, he was not in good shape anymore and was 16 years old. We got him when I was 9. Very glad Magnus seems to be his self again.

TD wool design said...

glad he is feeling better poor cat.
jam and socks sound awfully good!

Julia said...

Oh poor old Magnus! So glad he's on the mend!

Karin said...

Oh Magnus, I am so sorry! I hope that whatever it was that ailed you will never come back.

Emma Kate said...

Awww poor moggy lovely that he is all better, your images are beautiful, really brought a smile to my face :)