We’re quiet, but busy

Sorry we’ve been so quiet lately both on our blog and visiting all our anipal friends.

The good news is that I’m doing well. Despite my recent haircut I produced a hairball this morning, but it’s been 7 days since my last one, so that’s an improvement.  My mouth is healing nicely from having my teeth pulled three weeks ago and mom might try to start brushing my teeth….yeah, we’ll see how that goes!

Unfortunately there’s some not-so-good things going on here. Mom is doing “hamster hospice” with Nutmeg. He’s an old hammy and he’s begun his journey to Spirit World. Mom was looking through her records to figure out how old he is, but she seems to have mixed up Portland and Nutmeg, so she’s not sure. Nutmeg has lived with us for quite a while so this is not an unexpected decline in his health. But it’s still a bit hard to watch one of the furries at the end of their life. We just keep him comfortable and know that he’s calm and safe and loved.

Squatty the Stray is also sick. He has a large swelling on his face and mom suspects an abscess in his upper jaw. The vet said they’ll try to do what they can if mom can bring him in, but mom hasn’t had any luck trapping him. Unfortunately, she’s afraid Squatty just isn’t healthy enough for the vet to have many options and since he’s semi-feral, there’s no way to do any post-treatment care even if they can fix whatever is wrong with his mouth. But she keeps trying to lure him into the carrier with roast chicken (his favorite) or get close enough that she might be able to grab him….and that will be an adventure I’m sure! Even though mom & dad have never petted Squatty, they love him and just want to do what’s best for him.

We just wanted to let you know what’s going on here and that we’re trying to visit everyone and keep up well-wishes, Gotcha days, and all the other events in your lives.

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19 Responses to We’re quiet, but busy

  1. I am so sorry to hear such unfair news…purrs.

  2. Summer says:

    I’m so sorry that Nutmeg is starting to fade. 🙁 Paws crossed that your humans can help Squatty. It’s so hard when ferals have something that needs to be looked at.

  3. McGuffy Ann says:

    My heart goes out to you. I am sorry you are nursing some oldies there. Bless your heart.
    I have been running to the vet a lot. Chloe Jo has been sick, and Maggie, too. Different issues, but scary. Waiting for tests. Hugs.

  4. Purrs for Nutmeg and Squatty.

  5. Gattina says:

    It’s always sad when pets get sick ! At least you are doing better !

  6. Annie says:

    Aw, I’m sorry to hear about Nutmeg and Squatty. I know it’s very sad. I sure hope your mom and dad can help Squatty. Hugs to you all as Nutmeg makes his journey.

    It is very good news that you’re doing so well, Raven.

  7. Annabelle says:

    We are so sorry to hear both about Nutmeg and Squatty. We hope your Mom can give Squatty the relief he needs and send big purrs for Nutmeg. We are glad things are improving with you Raven. ((pawhugs))

  8. Brian Frum says:

    We sure are sorry to hear about cute little Nutmeg. Purrs and hugs from all of us. We hope something can be done do help dear Squatty.s

  9. You sure have had lots going on! We will be purring and praying for Nutmeg and your family. It’s never easy when a beloved pet is sick. And we will be purring and praying for Squatty too! Hopefully he will let your mom take him to the vet. That’s so wonderful of her to be willing to care for Squatty the way she does.

  10. Marie Symeou says:

    Sorry to hear about Nutmeg. Sending purrs and healing thoughts xx

    Athena and Marie

  11. Toby & Leia says:

    We are very sorry to hear of your recent troubles. We hope you can find a way to help Squatty get to the Stabby Place. Perhaps there is a local cat rescue who might be able to assist you ?

  12. DezizWorld says:

    So glad to hear dat yous duin’ better Raven. And weez sorry to hear of da twubbles yous furmily be havin’. Dat’s very nice of yous pawents to do what they can fur Squatty. Weez’ll be purrayin’ fur him and Nutmeg and you and yous pawents. Hope yous hav a good weekend and good luck wiff Squatty.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  13. LP says:

    We know you will keep Nutmeg comfortable and send him on his journey surrounded by your love for him. That is such a wonderful gift you are giving him. We hope you can capture Squatty, if only to assuage any pain he may be in. That is always a concern . Thanks for watching out for him.

    Lots of love being sent your way.

    the critters in the cottage xo

  14. Oh, I wish I could teleport my drop trap to you…I hope you manage to get Squatty soon! Maybe throw a blanket over him, and scoop him up FAST! Wear gloves and a coat! Good for you to make Nutmeg comfortable.

  15. pilch92 says:

    I am glad you are recovering. I am sorry about Nutmeg and Squatty. Hamsters have such short lives. I pray your Mom can catch Squatty to get hom some help- he must really be hurting.

  16. Jan K says:

    I’m sorry to read about Nutmeg as well. I’m glad you are at least doing better, Raven. I’m sure your parents need your comfort during these tough times!

  17. Clooney says:

    Raven, we are glad to hear you are feeling better and doing better, that is great. Purrs to your Mom for Nutmeg. (We read your last post about Squatty, so sad.)

  18. We’re glad you’re feeling better, Raven, but we’re sorry for your little brofur Nutmeg. We’re late in commenting, and just hear now about Squatty. We send you comforting purrs and gentle headbonks. Purrs

  19. we are so sorry to hear the sad news and send love and prayers

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