Wednesday morning, I was supposed to go to Pilates, but Charley sat shivering in our bed. He hadn’t eaten supper last night and on Friday night when I was gone to the church women’s retreat, he hadn’t eaten then either. The only breakfast Wednesday morning was a tiny bit of canned food.
I’d already decided to take in a stool sample to the vet, but then when Bob petted Charley while they were cuddled on the hearth, Charley yelped. We discovered a large swelling on his left hip. Well, that meant a trip to the vet, for sure.
Now by the time, we saw the vet, the swelling was down and mostly the shivering had stopped. The vet felt Charley all over and found no tender spots. We’re guessing it was a spider bite. I did find a small one on the bed this morning. Charley is a small pup, so it wouldn’t need to be a large spider to do him some damage.We’ve had extremely cold temps and Charley burrows.
Charley was excited to get out of the vet; his tail was up as usual, and I felt relieved to bring him home. He did leap out of my chair to bark at the folks checking the propane tanks and he barked at our wonderful handyman, but mostly he just wants to sit on my lap. Two sweaters and a jacket, but enjoying sniffing every scent he can find.
How many of you have typed with a pet on your lap? It is something of a challenge. But typing with him on my lap is easier than making soup while holding him. I need to make the soup soon to take to the Ash Wednesday service at church tonight.
Cuddled next to Bob, trying to stay warm.
I’m going to give Charley soft food for supper tonight and fingers crossed, he’ll eat.
Do you have a dog? A cat? A bird? My caps are stuck on!!! (So they are not here. So glad!)