I'm taking him to the vet this morning so that he can have his ( hopefully last) check up. I say hopefully last, as we paid his vet bill the other day. For all that he had it was actually incredibly reasonable and I don't grudge a cent of it - but don't really want a repeat! ( interestingly it was lab tests that are the most expensive, not the love and care he got from Matt and Anne, somehow I feel it should be the other way around, really.)
He is so well already.
This is what he spent yesterday doing, and yes, that is OUR bed.
Have to thank the lovely vets again, they never gave up on him and they have called so many times since he came home just to see how he's doing. Anne, the nurse, said that they have so many sad stories it's ones like Banana that make their day.
He got the All clear! He's put on 0.8kg. Still about another 1kg to go and he'll be back to normal. But no more lab tests were recommended. Obviously this has been a huge ordeal for him, but he's made the best recovery.
We let him out for the first time today and what did he do? Go straight over to Franks! Frank called us to say he had just seen him and couldn't believe how good he was looking. He also had to clean lots of spiders webs off him - Banana has various routes he takes under Frank and Juen's house but because he hasn't been there for a couple of months, the spiders webs hadn't been getting cleaned off by him - Frank said he was almost invisible under them all! He goes to the vet tomorrow for a final check up, but I am sure he'll get the all clear. Banana really is our miracle cat!
And, Stella. Poor wee thing was born into the worst three days of weather we've had for months. We've had about 100mm of rain in the last 2 days - it's been raining constantly but last night there were some amazing rainfalls. Poor wee thing. There is a lot of shelter in the paddock, but they're not always sensible enough to go under the trees - if they did they would be dry! Her wee coat is wet, but I think it's really kept her warm, and she's drinking brilliantly now. She's as tall as Herbie but he is twice as wide!! She's an incredibly dainty looking alpaca, whereas Herbie is a bruiser!