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A Suitable Case For Treatment
by admin - 15:04 on 27 May 2013
The Fearless Ones are a bottomless pit of energy (until they switch themselves off) so even an untrained eye can identify a poorly kitten.
On Saturday, Pandora bounded around as usual and enjoyed a walk in the woods with the rest of The Pride and its human attendants. Yesterday morning, she was lethargic, uninterested in food and drink and looked distinctly sorry for herself; all she wanted to do was sleep.
There was no improvement after twenty-four hours; sixty minutes later she was in the care of Dr Very Young Vet who subjected the groggy moggy to blood, temperature and fluid tests and presumably checked her for any sign of injury.
The verdict was minor infection and consequent slight dehydration. The cause is a mystery. Maybe she ate an ailing bird.
By the time the patient was picked up she'd drunk some water (with the aid of a syringe), eaten three teaspoons of high-energy food and received antibiotic and vitamin injections. Back at The Rural Retreat, she sipped some diluted cat milk but refused food. Sleep and time should sort her out.
I should now post the latest snaps of Pandora, but you saw them yesterday, so here are two new ones of Willow, performing her meerkat impression and standing guard over Agent Cooper.
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