One Sick Kitty

As I’m writing this, we’re just crossing the North Carolina / Virginia border, heading north. The fall foliage here is breathtaking! Wish I could stop and take some photos, but we’re on our way back to Maine because Ali’s cat, Blotch, is ill. It should take us about 22-24 hours of driving time, which means we’ll have to stop and take a break at a hotel tonight. Ali’s doing pretty good and feels bad that our trip was cut short. But, I know she and Blotch will want to be together during this time.

UPDATE: Blotch is on antibiotics so he’ll probably be okay, but he sure is one sick kitty. Ali’s very happy to be with him. We’re going to get a pill gun from the vet in the morning because Blotch will not take pills. He’s too smart to eat them if you mix them with tuna, and he’ll take your finger off if you try to force one down his throat. I tried to give Blotch a pill this evening, forgetting about all the scars he’s given me over the years. He bit me, hacked up the pill (ewwwww!) and is now hiding from us.

Blotch – 1
Angela – 0

We’ll see how it goes tomorrow with the pill gun.

NEW UPDATE 10/27/04: They had to admit Blotch to the kitty hospital this morning (Wednesday) for an IV. He won’t eat, drink or take his medicine at all. He has his blanky and his stuffed giraffe and we can visit him at anytime. We’re hoping he’ll be home by the weekend. 🙁

Hugs to all!

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