Having a pet is a lot more of an commitment then it sounds. You have to make sure they have food, a quiet place to sleep and loads of attention. I knew about all this before getting Phoebe and it’s no problem.
Last night Phoebe was ill. She’s been behaving oddly for a few hours, she seemed in a lot of pain and meowed oddly. Cue one of the most restless nights of my life.
She didn’t do anything really, nothing interested her, she didn’t want food or water, she just lay there. I remembered that she hadn’t been eating all day and got worried. Ended up calling up several 24h vets at about 9pm who all said that it sounded alarming and they suggested that I should go and see them. Problem is the consultation fee after hours is £100 and that is excluding any medication or procedures. All it includes infact is for us to drive there and let the vet take a look at her.
It got later in the evening and I decided to let her outside. She came back about 20 mins later, after just lying in the garden. I gave clear instructions to my housemate who was not to let her outside again. But what does he do? He let’s her outside. Thanks, Adam.
And that was the beginning of a long night. I was waiting for her to come back all night, went out looking for her at 4am and she was nowhere. She came back at 7am, bleeding on the side and completely tired.
After sleeping all day, she is now doing better. She is walking around again, she had a lot of food and it all seems to have gone past. All I needed was a good sleep which I also got all day long and I am about to go back to bed.
Sorry, for the rather random post, but I am (still) tired.