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11 January 2015 @ 12:19 am
Mall Day!  
Shopping today! Local department store always has good sales in January and today they were offering 30% off the already-marked-down price of their sale items, and either 30% or 40% off the original price of everything else. The one thing I really needed was summer blouses for work and I managed to pick up five today, marked down from $70 to $40 and then 30% off - brilliant! Also jeans, a weekend tshirt and a cute little pale green cardi. Fun!

It was a bit of an expensive day though. Before the shopping began (and after being woken again by the heavy machinery outside - I hate them. I hate their children, I hate their unborn children) I had a trip to the vet as Bodie was refusing to put any weight on one back leg this morning. Poor little guy, he didn't enjoy the trip in the car and was practically doing somersaults in his cage, trying to get out. Vet couldn't find anything drastically wrong other than a little puncture mark on his hip (thanks Ziggy) so on the assumption that he's developing a cat bite abscess he's been loaded up with antibiotics (a two-week injection - how cool is that!) and pain relief. He dozed quite happily on the trip home! And he's walking much better tonight, too, I was pleased to see.
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mrua7: pic#124448158mrua7 on January 10th, 2015 03:33 pm (UTC)
Poor Bodie, the trauma of the dreaded vet! Glad he's on the mend already. Ugh, the dreaded cat bite abcess. Many years ago I discovered an abcess on one of my cats that had already gotten quite nasty. You would never know anything was wrong with her.

Yep, antibiotics...but back in the day before they didn't have 2 week shots. The wound had to be lanced and drained, and I had to flush with saline every day. Ick.

The vet said that at least it was on Cookie's hip, which meant she was running retreating and not fighting....yes that was my Cookie. And I knew exactly which cat did it, grouchy "Buster.' Alas they're both long gone. Buster lived to 15, Cookie to the ripe old age of 22!

Now as to shopping? Good for you. I remember those days of shopping in the mall for bargains. Nowadays I only need Tee-shirts and jeans...have plenty of those.

Edited at 2015-01-10 06:49 pm (UTC)
miwahni: Cats Zig and Bodie fullmiwahni on January 11th, 2015 09:31 am (UTC)
Your Cookie sounds like my Bodie, not an ounce of aggression in her. And 2-week antibiotic shots are quite new to me - last time I had a cat needing antibiotics was only a year ago and at that time I was given tablets and not offered a long-lasting shot. It's wonderful to see the advances being made in pet care.

I have, in the past, gone through the "ick" stage of abscesses with draining and flushing. It's really not pleasant, I know. I've been lucky that the last few times someone has developed an abscess I've usually found the 'hot spot' before it's had a chance to get really nasty, and antibiotics has been enough to do the trick.
mrua7: pic#124448158mrua7 on January 11th, 2015 01:44 pm (UTC)
Same with me on the antibiotics, only pill form. That incident with Cookie and the hot spot/abscess was the only time I had to deal with such a thing, thank goodness.

Bodie sounds like such a lovely cat!

Edited at 2015-01-11 01:44 pm (UTC)
miwahni: Cats Zig and Bodie fullmiwahni on January 13th, 2015 10:29 am (UTC)
He's a sweetheart. He looks like a big bruiser - and weighs in at nearly seven kilos - but he's a really gentle boy.
mrua7mrua7 on January 13th, 2015 10:37 am (UTC)
7 kilos! Wow my Bowie was that big. Same thing, looked like a big bruiser but was very sweet and gentle. It'll be a year on the 16th that he's gone. Still miss him terribly.
miwahni: Cats Snookymiwahni on January 13th, 2015 10:50 am (UTC)
It takes a long while, doesn't it. It's the worst part about letting animals into our lives - theirs are so short in comparison and it inevitably ends in heartbreak.
mrua7: blinky black catmrua7 on January 13th, 2015 10:54 am (UTC)
So true! I was spoiled by previous cats who lived for 22-23 years. I only had Bowie for roughly 5 years as he was an adult rescue. He was around 8 years old. Yep, (sigh) they're part of our family.

My Minnie and Luna are wonderful...but they're not Bowie.

Edited at 2015-01-13 10:55 am (UTC)
miwahni: Cats Snookymiwahni on January 13th, 2015 12:04 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean - some cats just grab you by the heartstrings and don't let go.
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on January 10th, 2015 05:25 pm (UTC)

While I don't like to shop I do like a good sale so congrats on your haul. *g*

I'm sorry about Bodie's misadventure but at least it sounds like it was easily sorted. I've heard horror stories about those abscesses.

miwahni: Cats Zig and Bodie headsmiwahni on January 11th, 2015 09:34 am (UTC)
Thank you - I did think, at one point yesterday, that what was such good fun to me was exquisite torture to you. It WAS rewarding, though, and I shouldn't need any new work clothes for the rest of the year now.

Bodie was lucky that it wasn't any worse - a fully developed abscess is not a pretty thing. He seems no worse for wear today; the pain meds have worn off but he's walking with only the slightest hesitation.
ali15son: pic#122252711ali15son on January 12th, 2015 01:53 pm (UTC)
i love a shopping spree but if you can purchase your items with money off the sale price then that's even better.

poor bodie .....hope he is better soon and a cool name too ...we have two fish called bodie and doyle but bodie is always bullying doyle i wonder if that is true to form x

Edited at 2015-01-12 01:55 pm (UTC)
miwahni: Cats Zig and Bodie headsmiwahni on January 13th, 2015 10:31 am (UTC)
Bodie's much better now, thanks, limp has completely gone and no swelling etc. It IS a cool name, yeah? *g* Love your fish's names too - I once had two fish named Crockett and Tubbs; both goldfish by breed but Tubbs was black *g*.