Haven’t been around Blogland much. I’ve said before, I don’t like November and tend to retreat a bit during this month.
On 14th November it was two years since Tilly died and on the 18th it was 38 years since my dad died. Apart from those two anniversaries, November often seems to bring bad news and sadness.
Indy has slowed down a lot – unless food is involved, then he can move faster than a speeding bullet. Well almost.
He’s got a cough and as well as all his usual lumps and bumps and skin tags, another spot appeared on his head. I looked it up online and scared myself.
So we took him back for his three month check up a few weeks early. I was concerned that the cough might be a heart problem, but the good news is that his heart is fine and his lungs are clear.
But his windpipe is inflamed. He’s on antibiotics and if they don’t bring about an improvement, Tom is going to try him with a bronchodilator.
And the spot. Nothing to worry about. Phew.
Last Sunday Indy asked to go out at 5.30 am and Fizz nipped out with him, then didn’t want to come in, so I left her outside and went back to bed. Just after 6 I was woken by that awful cat fight screeching noise. We ran downstairs – I slipped and went the last few on my behind - dashed outside and there was no sign of her.
After wandering round the neighbourhood in the freezing cold, we went in to get dressed (in proper clothes I mean rather than what we woke up in) and she appeared from nowhere, shaken but not stirred. She had breakfast then insisted on going out again and actually spent more time outside than she normally does. So I wonder if maybe she wasn’t beaten up, but had scared an intruder cat off. She's still small, but I wouldn't want to be on the wrong side of her!
One of their favourite places is under my desk with all the wires. Fizz is like Indy's shadow. She adores him and he enjoys being adored!
Round at my daughter's the other day waiting for a delivery, I took my notebook thinking I'd make good use of the peace and quiet. Her young and extremely affectionate cat, Tiger, had other ideas! So we had a cuddle instead.
A few months ago, I mentioned a project I was very excited to be part of. News coming soon of that! It’s a new charity anthology. Anyway, more about that next time.
Also, we are getting another kitten. More about that later too!