Thursday, 8 March 2018
Well, no worse is the short explanation. Tess is still feeling sorry for herself and really wandering about moping. But she doesn't appear to be in such pain - hopefully she won't be after a large injection of antibiotics and painkillers. Today she had eaten absolutely nothing at all. Suddenly, at tea time, I had a brain wave. If there is one thing she absolutely cannot resist it is tinned tuna.
I put down a plateful (about half a tin) and she perked up immediately, walked over and had about three mouthfuls, then retreated to her bed again. However I went in the other room and ate my tea and when I returned she had eaten the lot.
But the worrying thing is that she has still not had a drink and must by this time be very dehydrated.
There is water down for her, there is skimmed milk down for her - but she has not touched either.
Still, tomorrow we should know. I have to have her there early so I am going to ask the vet to look at her teeth and if they really are decayed then to take them out and put her out of her misery.
There is still snow lying on the tops here and also along the hedge backs, so that each field has a white margin round it. When we were kids we used to say that if the snow was left lying like that it was waiting for more to come. But the forecast is for warmer weather for the weekend. The first taste of Spring - when all of us keen on our gardens begin to get itchy fingers.
Another progress report on Tess tomorrow.