Sandy's Ramblings

Monday, September 11, 2006


We picked up a cat the other day, but still haven't decided on a name. Toying between three options at the moment - Mao / 猫 (Chinese for cat, nice pun too - the 'Mao' from 'Mao Tse Tung' or 'Mao Zedong' is 毛 which means 'hair' but is pronounced the same as the 'mao' for cat), Tueto (Spanish for 'blind in one eye') and Buyo (Inuyasha). Any suggestions?

Clearly his right eye is not in great shape - I'm still not certain whether there is a white thing over his eye or a white substance inside his eye. We took him to a vet the other day and he got well tanked up on medication... dewormer pills, anti-anaemia (due to the worms apparently) pills, and an injection every day for a week (which I have to give him myself) to combat the infection in his eye. All of that medication plus a good hour at the vet came to a whopping 80 Kuai (about R75).

I think he's about 4 to 5 weeks old - I read somewhere online that a cat starts growing teeth at 4 weeks and he's got 4 small ones, and they are bastardly sharp. When I leave here, which is getting fairly soon, then Gabi'll take him over.

We're now 3 days into his injections and his eye is already improving somewhat. The whiteness around the outsides is not so opaque, and according to the vet it might go away altogether (his words were 'it might fall off spontaneously' - hope he didn't mean the eye itself).


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