Thank you for all the supportive purrs for Dora and her “girl cat operation”. Everything went smoothly and the v-e-t’s assistant phoned me at work to let me know when she had come round from the anaesthetic. We went to collect her at about 6 p.m. and the v-e-t’s assistant was raving about the cuteness of Dora and her tufty ears.
Dora was also micro-chipped while she was at the v-e-t’s this time. The v-e-t gave her five days’ supply of anti-inflammatory medications (which are liquid and have to be dripped on to her food) and also gave her a few days’ supply of “recovery diet” – sachets of special food (which she seems very keen on). She has to go back in five days so that he can just check the wound is healing OK, and in ten days to have her stitches removed. She only has two stitches. We were given a cone to put on her if she tried to chew her stitches but so far, although she has been licking herself all over to get rid of the v-e-t smell, she has refrained from trying to chew the stitches so she hasn’t had to have the cone on.
Some time during last night, she managed to gain access to my mobile phone charger, which was hidden away from her, and chewed the wire clean through! Then she came and got into bed and cuddled up under the duvet and purred like an innocent kitty, until her crime was discovered this morning. I had to go out and spend £20 on a new charger today…grrr! Bad kitty! She is now running round the living room at 100 miles per hour knocking objects off tables and shelves, so she seems to be recovering from her surgical trauma just fine… Will take some “shaved belly” pics this weekend…thanks again for the purrs of support!