This time it's a front paw. Luckily the vet couldn't find anything sinister but he had to have an anti-inflammatory injection which made him squeal . He's back on his anti-inflammatory meds which he loved last time. He's just wondering if any of the SFA pigs would like to send him some get well soon parsley parcels to speed his recovery .
He keeps giving me the mournful 'I'm ill and only something from the fridge can help' eyes.
If he's fallen out with the Vet Nurse for the "chubby ist " comment then his Judgey Pants will be hoiked right up his bum cheeks for the Vet who gave him an injection. Did they check his temperature? That would send his right over the edge.
Hi Fernie, hope Smooth has improved and you are happy he is recovering? Hope he has got you running around back and forth to the magic fridge?
<wonders if it was vet nurse who used to tend to my guineas? They used to run and hide when she came round, petrrrrrrrrrrrrrifed of her! - there really is no such thing as a chubby guinea, surely!>
Its not much longer to go before he can be out and abour again, to take his mind off things, - try and keep him fed and entertained, and cossetted, much like we have to do for our menfolk who don't seem to be able to cope with illness <with the cold I have had all week>.
Thanks guineapiglet - Smooth read the label on his meds and it says to give with food. He is taking this very seriously and has a substantial meal before and after. Scruffy joins in with the meal as a selfless act of solidarity.
Good Boy Scruffy, he's putting a brave face on for the sake of his ailing cagemate "Well I don't eat enough to keep a bird alive but I'll force down this cucumber.........<<sigh>> "
Our lawn looks like a Capybara Habitat, the boys were very chattery and judgey when I carried their transport box (over the tree that fell down this week) . They scolded me for allowing a cold draught in through the door but got over themselves sufficiently to quaff down a plate of fresh cut grass.
Am slightly worried that Smooth likes his meds a little too much. I don't need to hold him at all and he licks his lips when he sees the syringe. He laps it up eagerly and looks for more. Should I be looking into rehab?
On the plus side his leg seems much better. I'm starting to suspect his limp was fake.
I'm starting to suspect his limp was fake D'you credit guinea-pigs with that much intelligence? He's getting better because of all the love and attention he's had , bless him. The medication is just an aside (and the of an injection. He's probably thinking he might get another one if he doesn;t look lively)
He sounds like my DC with the purple Calpol (the one for infants). Outside Boots I was syringing "Baby Drugs" into my 14 yo DS when he had his dental brace fitted.And he was gratefully guzzling it.
70 if I was competent with technology I would send you the photo I have on my notice board it is an all American family of four each with own pet guineapig in their arms. In front of them, on his/her own mat is their massive pet capybara who is basically a gigantic (!) guineapug with spotty neck chief round his neck. He is adorable but makes pet guineas look tiny!!
I love the photo taken from an article about unusual pets. Apparently he is very friendly, comes into the house, is a veggie so very cheap to feed and they have a wonderful rose garden thanks to his mega poops..... Can't see one of those in P@H somehow.......! Xx
Love the whole idea of a guineapug. Presume it would eat meat and veggies an probably the Yorkshire puds as well. I would also love a capybara although my absolute fave animal is a quokka - always smiling and very cute.
I've decided to embrace Smooth's addiction to his meds so now I just wave the syringe in his general direction and he comes running. Scruffy gets a bit jealous.