Late Thankful Thursday…
HIYA!! SAVANNAH HERE AT LAST!!!
I am late, late, late…but for a very good reason…heh…heh…
I always have lots to be thankful for and of course my garden is one of the things I am always thankful I have. Without my garden I would not have such wonderful bird, squirrel, butterfly, hummer, bee, etc. TV!
Last week I did not submit my garden report to Jonesie…hope she will forgive me…there was a lot of stuff to share about foster brofur Leo and whatnot. So here it is for this week Jonesie…
My garden is in a state of constant blooming…but right now things have sort of slowed down so not too much new to show you…
Did someone say something as they were reading my post??…What??…Oh…why I was late…and for a good reason…yeah, yeah…I’ll get to that in just a sec’…’kay?
Next I join Pepi Smart Dog in his wonderful Thankful Thursday Blog Hop…click here to read like a gazillion other great blog post for this special day
Of course I am always thankful to have things to be thankful for…and having my life in my furrever home is a pretty big “thankful” and one I will never stop feeling…and Mom and Dad feel that same…they saved me and I saved them (
from each other from boredom)…snorkle, snicker…
Anywho…remember these photos of my foster brofur Leo when he first came to us and then when he had his first feeding tube inserted…???
And then we finally got him to my personal and pawsome vet, Dr. Melanie Ellis, from Civic Feline Clinic, who took such very good care of him and who finally got the proper size feeding tube inserted after Leo pulled the first one out…
Well, Leo had to go back to see Dr. Ellis Tuesday night…do you see anything different in his photos from today, Thursday…(he spent two nights with Dr. Ellis …)…do any of you SEE ANYTHING DIFFERENT…in these photos from today????
Mom and Dad had reached a plateau in the progress they were making with Leo…he would only eat less than a 1/4 C of hard kibble in 24 hours; not drinking on his own either. So they took him back to Dr. Ellis…they all agreed…Leo needed more motivation…and so Dr. Ellis removed his feeding tube. She asked if Mom and Dad wanted to leave the room…they said “nope”…we are in this together.
Dr. Ellis removed his feeding tube, you can see in the photos above how long it was hanging out…there was just as much INSIDE LEO!!…He was so relieved to get it out…but then he ran to the door and asked Mom and Dad nicely…”Can we go home now purrlease?”
To which they had to say “no”…Leo needed to stay in hospital for a couple of nights to make sure the teeny infection he had at the entry point of the tube healed (it is almost completely closed today!!). And to make sure he would do what everyone thought…be so relieved to get that tube out of his throat he would chow down.
He did not eat a bit over night, so Dr. Ellis gave him an appetite stimulant and in an hour or so he was chowing down on anything they put in his enclosure…and yes…he was drinking that H2O like crazy!!
PURRlease enjoy both videos of Leo, back home with me, Mom and Dad…and yes, he has already had a bite to eat and Dad saw him drink what Dad called “the longest drink of water I ever saw a cat take in!!”
…this is a bit longer video…the first one did not record as planned…but I luvluvluvd them both…so you can watch either or both…
Now that is one great Thankful Thursday accompanied by a very bootiful Garden Report to Jonesie.
FROM SAVANNAH, MOM LINDA, DAD PETER TO EFURRYONE WHO READS THIS POST
We could never ever have pulled Leo from the brink of a certain death if we did not have your help, support, guidance, input and all those precious and healing purrrs, woos, woofs,whiffles, neighs and purrayers. We know Leo still needs another 10 days or so to really make sure he is OVER THE CURVE…but we are so incredibly hopeful.
We will make sure to PAY FORWARD all that you, our anipal/paw blog/FB furriends have given us…RESCUE AND FOSTER ROCKS!
Paw Pats, Savannah and Foster Brofur Leo
peeEss I hope many of you have started to see me show up in your comment queues. I am really really trying to get round to everyone and still stay involved in some auctions, and events going on. If you have not heard from me in a while, PURRLEASE let me know because I don’t want anyone to think I don’t read or care…I have just lost track of who I have caught up with who I need to get back to, etc. Paw hugs, Savvy and Mom Linda