Ladies in waiting

I’m not sure if I said, that Eloise cat’s knee is no better and the suspicion that it’s the cruciate ligaments has been deemed to be correct. An x-ray would confirm, but there’s no real point. Sebastian the vet and Tim and I all agree from experience. His is the greater and backed up by training, of course, but we had it happen last year. So he contacted the specialist vet, we had a phone call back and Eloise is booked in for Thursday of next week. In the meantime, she’s mostly caged but we let her out several times a day, either indoors or out. If she’s out, one of us follows her. She isn’t thrilled about that, but remains polite because she’s a sweet-natured cat.

It has been exhaustingly humid today, but we still got things done. Tim made a fabulous roasted tomato and butternut squash soup for dinner, I did some gardening and some paperwork and C and I spent another couple of hours painting the fence. We’re about a third of the way along now, maybe a little more. I’m tired out by the time we’ve finished but I think it’s the heat rather than the work.

Lovely fruit from Simon Greengrocer today, including nectarines, cherries, apricots and strawberries. This is a wonderful time of the year for fresh food, isn’t it?

Still no sign of chicks from Scrabble. I don’t know when she started sitting because I didn’t make a note of it, so I am not sure if she’s got much hope.

3 comments on “Ladies in waiting

  1. Z Post author

    I never thought, after all the dogs I’d had, that a cat would be most expensive! In fact, my mother’s dog Khan was, because he broke his leg badly, but he was insured so it didn’t cost much. She should be fine, we trust the vet and will be very careful about her recovery.


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