Boy, it's been a tough week.
Molly still isn't healing from her spay operation. She stayed overnight at the vet on Monday, so that on Tuesday morning they could open up her wound, flush it out and stitch it up better. That went fine and it was looking much better at first, but now it's coming apart again and is looking a bit gross. The vets are concerned and don't understand why it's not healing - spaying is a routine procedure and it's very rare to have any complications from it.
That in itself is worrying, but on top of that it means she has to continue wearing the cone collar and is further delaying her and Soldier being properly introduced. I was hoping to have them settled and friendly before I go to America, but now it's less than two weeks away and so that idea is out of the question. Plus I am worried sick about leaving them both, even before all these problems on top! Aaaarrrgh, stress.
Yesterday was a really horrible day - two young girls knocked on my door in the morning and asked if I'd lost a cat, because there was one dead just up the road a little way. Soldier came strolling up to the door as I opened it, so I knew it wasn't him, but they said it was black and white, so I was immediately terrified it was Soldier's friend, Troubadour. It wasn't, thank goodness. To cut a traumatic story short, there was no way I could leave him there, so I wrapped the poor kitty up in a towel and took him to the vet, so they could scan him for a microchip - he had one, so they contacted the owner to give them the sad news. I was so upset and couldn't stop crying all day. I cannot believe that someone could run over a pet and just leave it there. It does not compute. The one small mercy is that the owner was really grateful that I'd taken him in to the vet. It would've been awful for her to be left wondering what had happened to her cat, or to find him dead herself. The whole thing was heartbreaking and now I'm even more terrified of Soldier going outside and going near the road.
All this stress hasn't left room for much else, but there are still sweet moments to be thankful for, like this crazy face.
And this pastel-perfect street. My city is so pretty.
Delicious autumn porridge (shared the recipe earlier in the week!).
My new ipad case with keyboard is so fun! It's like having a tiny, cute computer. I bought it so I can (hopefully) keep up with blogging when I'm in the States.
Sweet, sweet and spooky Soldier.
Oh, more stress - my car failed its MOT! So I treated myself to pancakes, obviously.
De-stressing with some crafting. I made an engagement card for a lovely friend. I'll be posting a DIY after I've given it to her.
Finally, I was chuckling over this cartoon for about three days.
I am so glad it's Friday. I feel rather deflated and anxious, so I'm going to spend this evening and tomorrow resting and taking it easy. I'm going to London on Sunday, then have a really full-on week next week, so recuperation is definitely needed.
Take care, lovelies.
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