Hello everyone, Rainbow reporting!
Yes, I have had a problem and I have to admit that, as Mummy has pointed out, it is partly my own fault that it has gone on for so long.
A few days after my last post, Mummy went out for a long leisurely lunch with some friends ... and returned to find me with my left flank covered in blood. She made two quick telephone calls and then I was placed gently into my PTU (I was very good and did not try to escape!) for a visit to the dreaded V-E-T.
It was not clear what the problem was so the V-E-T shaved a large patch. The skin was very inflamed where I had chewed until I drew blood but for no obvious reason so, after antibiotic and anti-inflammatory jabs, I returned home with a bald patch, some pills and one of those horrid stiff collars.
I was making steady progress and feeling much better - the bald area was still irritating but nothing that a good chew would not sort out ... Yes, you've guessed ... I decided to remove my collar ...I went to show Mummy how clever I had been, but for some reason she was NOT impressed! My other two attempts to "self-medicate" were rather more discreet but, of course, all this slowed down my recovery.
Finally, the wounds have healed; the V-E-T is pleased (so is Mummy!). Best of all, the patch is not so bald!!
A few days ago, I received this card.
I think it was a gentle reminder that I have been neglecting my blog!
It is good to be back - I have missed you all, especially my very special friend, Harry.
Belated Happy Thanksgiving.
Purrs ... Rainbow.