The days are a bit calmer now after such a busy Christmas and my plan was to relax between houses and rest. Now, however, I have a concern about our cat, Lily. She was off her food for 24 hours, looking very lethargic but drinking water. After an unsuccessful go at getting her to eat this morning, I quickly wrapped her up and took her in to the vet clinic as it was open for only 3 hours. After a short discussion, it was decided to give her a Vitamin B shot and get her started on warm beef baby food to stimulate her appetite. We brought her home and within an hour she was eating a bit, washing up and starting to perk up nicely. Thank goodness. Lily has a heart condition and can go flat very quickly. Now we are to keep close watch over her and feed her every few hours a tablespoon of baby food and a special food the vet gave us called AD Critical care. This food is loaded with liver; pork liver, chicken liver. It is high in Vitamin B. I just hope I can get it into her.
Photo taken this morning. She has more energy now and is eating a little.
Ed knows that Lily is not at her best right now. Before I scooped her up and went off to the vet I noticed he was staying close and draped his tail over her back. Animals sense when another is ill. This is quite frightening for them and Ed turning his face away from her is very natural. They have a very close relationship and if cats feel and give 'love', they really do depend on and love each other. We love her, too. Please keep her in your thoughts. She's 17 now and feeling her age.