Saturday, 2 January 2016
Not A Great Start To My New Year- A Post By Ted
Hello Friends Around The World. I am not feeling too chipper today. On Wednesday, I had a Funny Turn at Granny's and when Mum checked me over she found a small cut on the back of my neck. It was washed and dressed with honey and beeswax (these are Mum's cures for everything) and we all thought that was that.
Only then it started itching.
So I scratched it.
And then it Got Worse.
Mum trimmed the fur, washed it again with salt water and dressed it again with her special homemade beeswax salve, and - how embarrassing is this - last night I had my back paw wrapped up in a sock and taped to my leg to stop me scratching it! I whimpered all last night, I can tell you (mainly because it was itching and I felt uncomfortable, but also because Mum and Dad's bedroom is right above ours).
This morning, I have been to the V.E.T.
I can hardly believe it. It's only the second day of the year for heaven's sake and already I've had to see the V.E.T. And it was an emergency appointment. She was very nice though, and told Mum I've got Wet Eczema (luckily Mum knew how to spell that without looking it up because she's had patients with it before) and it has to be dressed with honey and a bandage twice a day and I've got some antibiotics because it really isn't very nice and I don't fell well. So now I've got this stupid blue bandage wrapped round my neck and I am feeling very sorry for myself indeed.
The only good thing about all of this is that I get to have some cheese with my medicine. Poppy is also allowed some cheese (for looking after me), which I don't mind but I think she should probably get a smaller piece as her neck is fine.
Hopefully I'll be better in a day or two, but in the mean time not even Pigeon Watching is helping.