No, I said, that’s a cold. Odd that she had it now because she almost always gets a cold for like two days when we turn on the air conditioners for the summer, and again in the fall when we turn on the heat. I think she doesn’t handle the change in temperature and it takes a few days to adjust.
But this was not a cold. When she came down and I looked, her eye was doing more than tearing, it was soaked. And the area around it was puffy and swollen. She wasn’t opening it all the way. It was late at night, after 11, when we discovered this. It came on suddenly. I had noticed a little drippy eye the other day, but it seemed to go away right away. I debated rushing her to an emergency animal clinic, I really did. But if it was just a cold, even a bad one, that would be overreacting. But I didn’t want to under-react too. I called the emergency clinic, and they were no help. Typical.. All they can tell you is to come in and they’ll tell you if it’s an emergency. And charge you a premium regardless of if it was an actual emergency.
We decided to wait til morning. And I worried all night. Especially when I heard her seeming to wheeze, but it wasn’t wheezing.. It was snoring. She snores, I hear it all the time, but in my worried state, I wanted to make it something more than it was. Yes, I’m a panic-er!
This morning, the vet saw her right away. And he said it’s an upper respiratory infection.. But her lungs are clear. Has anyone ever heard of a respiratory infection where it’s all in the eye?? Because it seems crazy to me.. But he gave her an antibiotic and a cream for the eye. So we’ll see how she does on it. She goes back on Monday, hopefully she’s all better by then!
Ok, now onto the post I wrote yesterday:
Our vacation has been busy with so many little things, that I haven’t had time to blog or even visit around the blogs I usually read (even if I am bad at making comments often!) So I was so distressed to see what Chrystal has been going through over on Daily Dose of Dogs. Please send her love and prayers at the losses she’s suffered this week. And while you visit her blog, look at the kitties up for adoption and seriously think about taking one into your home!!
One of the little things that we’ve been busy with is installing a new door. I’m sure you noticed in a few pictures that ours was... well a mess! The bottom had been kicked out, bent back, then because it didn’t sit right in it’s slot, it would catch the backs of shoes and get bent all out of shape again.. So we got a new storm door! OH it’s a beauty! Thick and heavy, not likely to need replacing any time soon at all! And, best of all, it has glass ALL the way to the bottom!
I really really wanted that. For the kitties of course! Those doors tend to be expensive, especially the ones that self store the screens, which I also really wanted. Those ones really were out of our price range, so we settled for having to replace the glass/screen at the change of seasons. Can’t have everything I suppose.
It’s still a great door. But don’t take my word for it! Leo and Star loved it, even before we put the screen in!
First, Leo wanted to help with the installation.
I guard the tools!
It was night by the time it was finished. It came with the glass in, and it was too late, and a little cool, so we left it that way overnight.
Oh lookie! A bug walking past!
I just realized.. This door goes all the way to the bottom..
Buggy can’t come in.. No snack for me tonight :(
Then Star got a turn to look out.
Oh I like this. Definitely like this.
Today we put the screen in. Lots to sniff at this big door!
Birdie! Squirrel! Bug! Oooo I like..
He does not notice Star watching out the door behind him.
Now he does!
Oh.. Hi... Looking for something?
(ignore the crack in the foundation.. we do..)
(don't mind the dirt either.. tracked in while working. I'll get to it, eventually lol)
Then Star got a turn to sniff and look.
Marvelous. I approve.
And Leo got another turn.
This my new spot..
Yup, I might give up the Kingdom of the Footstool for this spot..
My mother came over earlier in the week to pick up her Mother’s Day present. I brought it in so she wouldn’t see it until she came inside. Leo thought that was pretty nifty.. He kept sniffing the dirt, then he saw the leaves..
Hibiscus hmm? Smells tasty...
*whap whap.. Whappity whap!* Punching bag!
Oh, and that yellow feather from a previous post? Gone.. Don’t know where.. Just gone.
Oh purple feather, you is my new bestest toy..
Have fun Leo, but please stop trying to get all the feathers from the bag at once.. I think it would send you into such a state of hyper-excitement that we would never calm you down again!