Well that hitch I mentioned yesterday was that Simon and Schuster are heading to the vet today. And no, not for that all important next step visit, but because we have some minor health concerns going on. Both Simon and Schu have been coughing lately. Nothing major, it hasn't slowed them down in the least but it is a little disconcerting considering there was a stool sample with lung worm in it. They were panacured (aka dewormed with the dewormer that kills everything) for almost two weeks (it was recommended for seven days but their stools were still a little loose so I kept going for a few more days)
So I had been watching that and late Friday Simon had something goopy on his left ear. Considering the state of Schu, I just assumed it was food or something else, but when I actually was mentally paying attention (and not just absently minded picking at his ear) I noticed it was dried up stuff that came OUT of his ear.. Turns out he has something causing some sort of pussy discharge. It doesn't smell hardly at all. I cleaned it out and flushed it out and Saturday night it was back. Sunday night it was back again.. it was there in the AM as well, just not all that much, apparently it takes a while to build up and out of the ear. So they are at the vet today for a good once over to make sure they are going to be healthy enough things to come. If not they'll probably be here a while.
I'm OK with that. New guidelines are to neuter and adopt at two pounds. Used to be 2.5. I think some important socialization is done during that half pound (not that Simon isn't already almost three) I know they are so much 'kittenier" at two pounds and thus more likely to be adopted because they are cute and small.. but again, I'm OK with someone wanting them because they are awesome, not because they are 'baby kittens', especially since "kitten" fades..
but we'll see. The vet might find something in Simon's ear and pull it right out (I wouldn't be surprised if there was a mouse tail in there) and all is right with the world. Aggie is barreling in on 2lbs and is probably there now.. Decisions will be made once my "book ends" are home..
|Schu, whatcha doin?? ~Simon|
|Washing my foot..|
|Did I do a good job getting clean?|
|and if not, does this window make me look cleaner??|
(Schu is about to be photobombed by Simon)
|I think purple makes me look good.. |
(I love his little crossed paws)