Oscar De La Kitty is nocturnal, as most cats are. He is always there to greet me when I get home at 1am. In fact one night I was in the car listening to the radio. He decided I was not exiting the vehicle fast enough and jumped on the hood and peered in the window to see what the hold up was.
He comes in long enough to snatch a quick bite and then yowls to go back outside. I know better than to go to bed before he goes out. I have tried and he always wakes me up.
Last night was no different but this morning he did not come in with the dogs which is unusual.
About an hour later I saw him out front and noticed right away that something was wrong.
He had been bit or stung by something. Looks like it could be right on his eye lid. But also there is something hard and dried on his forehead. He was happy to be held and even purred as I tried to wash his head.
I seemed to recall that in situations like this you can give Benadryl. I researched on line and confirmed the memory, So I went and got a bottle of the children's liquid and administered a very small pint with one of my curved tip syringes. (Those things are the handiest investment I have ever made)
He did not enjoy taking the medicine and actually started drooling and foaming at the mouth.
Yes at that point I freaked out.
Of course he also scratched the heck out of me and left town. I finally caught up to him wiped his mouth off and just held him for a bit.
The drooling stopped and he started purring again- crisis over I let him go and he went for a nap in my bed room.
Simon is home with him and keeping me updated. If he is not improved by morning we will take him to the vet.
Poor poor kitty.
Shae is coming out to ride again tomorrow and our goal is to get all the horses ridden once the sun goes down.
I have informed TC that the very next project needs to me my covered tack area put back together...with lights. I tried to ride last weekend at night but it was awfully hard to tack up in the dark.