As usual, it has been forever. :/ I hate it when I wait so long to post because I tend to forget so much and get everything in the wrong order. So excuse me if this is all over the place.
Not long after my last post we had a bit of an issue with Pinky. One Sunday he spent most of the day outside lying in the flower bed. It’s not entirely unusual but when he did not come in near feeding time we knew something was up. Willie went out to fetch him and the minute he held him he start screaming. It is also not unusual for him to squeal when he is picked up but not the whole time. W put him down at his bowl and he jumped off immediately. So we knew something was up. He walked to the door and just lay there. I took his food to him and I noticed that he was lying with his bum in the air a bit. He wouldn’t eat his food. I tried to feel if there was something caught in his hair or anything but he didn’t want me to touch him. I suspected that he was constipated. (persians seem to be partial to constipation and urinary tract infections – mostly because of the hair) After about an hour or so Willie decided that we need to take Pinky to the vet. He seemed to be very uncomfortable and W didn’t want to risk it. I was busy with something so he ended up taking Pinky through. Lucky for us our normal vet was on duty at the emergency vet. Pinky wouldn’t let anyone touch him so they suggested we leave him so that they can sedate him and then have a look. They would phone us when they’ve had a look at him. Willie had just gotten home when he got a call from the vet. It was much worse than we thought and we had to come back so that we could say bye to him. Turns out that he had necrosis in the rectum and (obviously) complete nerve damage. There is also no way to fix it. Pinky was still sedated when we got there so we said our good byes. Of course I sobbed like a baby. I felt guilty and sad. I felt like I should’ve done something sooner or that he was in pain for a long time. The vet says it might’ve been coming for a while but there was no way of knowing. He wouldn’t have been in pain till the end. There was nothing we could do.
The house is so much quieter without him here. He was a handful and had to be watched all the time so it feels a little strange not having him around. When we adopted him from the SPCA he was sick, he’d had a stroke. They didn’t think he was going to live for long at all. So Pinky made it much longer than anyone thought he would. He had improved over the years and had a really good life. He was special and loved. He is missed.
On a happier note. After what seemed like forever Willie decided to trade in his car and get another one. About 5 years ago we went to test drive a Honda Jazz. I fell in love with it! It’s always been my dream car. You know those conversations you have about what you would do if you win the lotto. What car you would buy when money isn’t a concern. Well, mine has always been a Jazz. So when hubby was looking around he sent me a few links with different cars that he was interested in. I opened them all and one of them was a Jazz! I almost died. We phoned the dealer and they ended up having one that had not even 52000 km’s on the clock. It was basically brand new!!! So needless to say hubby is now driving around in a gorgeous, practically brand new Honda Jazz. It is gorgeous! I am not going to lie I am super jealous of him but I am SO happy that he has it. He is loving it too of course 😉
Ok I think that is enough for now. This post is already much longer than it should’ve been and it is only half the news. Next time….