In bed going to sleep and all I can hear is ‘MEOW MEOW MEOW’ over and over again as the bathroom window is open. I can tell it is one of my cats, so I turn the lights on, go downstairs and open the front door. Bluey comes running into the house so I figured she was hungry and gave her a few treats. I let her back out and she started sniffing the floor so I step out to have a look. Turned out she’d killed a bird and had been crying at the door for me to go and see my present!
I originally wasn’t going to get a pet cat at all. I was in fact going to foster cats. I applied to the RSPCA and they did a home visit, but our home was not good enough. Animals are meant to go to homes to experience what it’s like to live with a family, yet we were rejected for the fact we didn’t have a spare room, such as a spare bedroom! Surely to teach an animal what it’s like to live with a family, they aren’t going to be locked in a room alone.
We changed tactics and were going to get a kitten from them instead, so once again another home check. We were told we could have an older cat but not a kitten as we live ‘near a main road,’ when most houses are near a main road!
Needless to say, we now have Bluey and Bo from private sellers.
Bo was asleep at the end of my bed and started to shake with her eyes completely shut. She couldn’t open her eyes at all and stood up. She tried to walk but fell back down.
I rang the vets and they said that it sounded like she was in the drunk stage of anti-freeze poisoning and we should get her to the vets ASAP. I rang my mum and she came and picked us both up. There was so much traffic, that the drive to the vets was a long one.
When we got there, Bo was seen to straight away. She had usual tests and also extraction of urine from her bladder. There was no anti-freeze poisoning – in fact it turned out that Bo had just been over-reacting to something in her eye!
We left the vets with a lovely bill and a healthy cat who only had to have an eye drop.