Cobbles before her eye infection - she shows up and hisses at me
When I wasn't able to trap her last week and she left, I could only hope that she would come by again. Saturday she surprised both me and Nik by surfacing while we were in the front garden with Morris and Mandy planning our next chore. We dropped everything and got the trap ready, and with much patience we were able to trap her, and get her to our emergency vet about an hour and a half later.
|At the vet with a trapped Cobbles, waiting for Dr. George|
|Cobbles stays at the vets to be spayed|
So this saddened us greatly, as there is nothing we can do to help her, and she could, like Jazzy, lose her eye completely. As if things aren't tough enough for her out there on the streets already. But we left her there anyway to be spayed today, and she will be picked up tomorrow if, pray God, all goes well for her. It occurred to me that being in a cage for a few days, stressful though it is, may offer her body and immune system some time to go to work for her. There are stresses on the streets, too, and in my opinion they are much worse: the threat of other terretorial cats, the stress of finding food, the speeding cars, etc. The doctor warned me not to be too optimistic, and while I understand, from my experience with sick animals, you just never know what is going to happen. You really don't. So there is always hope.
|Cobbles hisses at us|
|She'll be eating well for a few days, and safe from harm at least|