He is doing a little better but it will be slow going. My concern is in the litter-box. Not enough going on there. We are to exercise him so today we stood him up and put a scarf around his middle to hold him up. He started to take some steps. Whew! We took him out to the yard and with the scarf holding up his middle we walked him around the yard. He moves his injured back leg but when the scarf is removed he can't hold himself up and collapses. It brings me to tears. The vet wants us to exercise him many times throughout the day and we will. I have the determination to help him recover. I just hope he does, too. He could use your prayers.
I was off to the vet after cat-sitting this morning. I took Nigel up to be micro-chipped as he has been adopted. Audrey still waits for her forever home.
The shelter was so full there were even kittens in the office. Gorgeous kittens ready to be adopted.
While I was there for half an hour the phone rang probably 30 times, the vet came in armed with medications and looking to be directed to the needy animals, a fellow stood there patiently waiting to have a dog that he had picked up running loose checked for a micro-chip. Someone ran by with a mop announcing the drain where the dog runs are was plugged and another person came in loaded down with donations of dog biscuits and towels. With all this commotion, Nigel just sat there looking around and quiet as a mouse. He is such a darling. He got his chip put in (ouch) but never made a peep.
If you get a chance to help out your local animal shelter this Christmas, please do. I don't know what we would do without this building, the tire-less staff and all the wonderful volunteers that do what they do because they really care about these homeless animals. Please donate.