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Oliver’s Update

Hi evfurrybody it’s Oliver here! I had my wisdom teef owt yesterday. Thanks to yoo all for yoor well wishes, I am feeling much better.

I don’t remember much abowt the opperayshun or last night but Ruby says I was a bit owt of it when Scott brought me home.

The V-E-T said I should be on soft food for a few days but I stole some of Rose’s crunchies this morning – I just can’t resist them – tee hee!

Sadly, now that I have had my wisdom teef owt, this means I will nevver be able to spell properly. It’s true. I will remain a fur-nettic speller for the rest of my life. Oh well! I’m not too worried as Ruby and Rose can spell much better than me so I will make sure they proofread any offishal documents I need to write.

 

PS Ruby says that should be “phonetic speller”.

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Oliver’s Back!

Hi everyone it’s Ruby here!

Well, Oliver is back with us and his operation was a complete success! He had two teeth removed (I had five out). He will be right as rain soon.

Amusingly he is still high as a kite on ketamine, one of his anaesthetics. His pupils are dilated so we all have to wander around in dim lighting this evening as bright light would be too much for him! He’s a bit wobbly on his paws and at one point decided to take a quick snooze halfway up the stairs. Mainly though, he is happy just lying around.

I have a strong connection with my brother so as soon as he came home I wanted to be in the same room and start giving him some sisterly attention. Lots of head licks. Rose, however, is convinced that Scott has brought home an imposter so she is on her guard and is doing a bit of growling at him. It doesn’t seem to worry him though.

This has been a month of operations – first Rose’s spaying, then my teeth and now Oliver’s! Let’s hope December is a bit more relaxed!

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Purrs Needed for Oliver

Hi everyone it’s Ruby here with a picture of Oliver.

Oliver is a very caring brother and so I am a little worried that he’s having to have an operation tomorrow. He has a similar problem to me in that some of his teeth aren’t quite straight and they’re causing him some ulcers so they have to come out. It was mainly because the V-E-T saw that my teeth were worse than first thought that they now want to tackle Oliver’s so quickly. Did you know that one of my teeth was cutting a hole into the roof of my mouth? Yep – it was pretty painful but I never let on – that’s what we cats do best, isn’t it?

Let’s hope that Oliver comes through safely and feels better soon!

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Ruby’s Report

Hi everyone it’s Ruby! Thank you to everyone who sent me well-wishes – I am very touched!

As Oliver told you I had some problems with my teeth but all the hurting ones have gone! Not only do I feel better but I think the lack of teeth at the back of my jaw accentuates my cheekbones. I had five teeth out in total – two on either side at the back of the top jaw and one from below. All of them were in slightly the wrong place so they were cutting into my cheeks and the roof of my mouth causing painful ulcers. Scott was very sad that I had to have so many otherwise healthy teeth extracted but he hopes I will be happier now.

I am still on the soft food while my gingiva (that’s gums) heal and harden. Scott keeps emptying little capsules of powder and stirring them into my food but I eat it anyway. I go back to the V-E-T on Monday for a check up.

While I was gone, Oliver got a bit worried and was very clingy with Scott. On my return Oliver gave me a lot of sniffs and licks to make sure it was really me. Rose hissed at me a few times and then kept her distance. The evening I returned home I think I was still a bit woozy from all the painkillers – I had great big dilated pupils and the world was an amazing kaleidoscope of colours! It was, like, wow!

 

 

 

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Update on Ruby

Hi evfurrybody it’s Oliver.

Ruby came owt of her opperayshun fine and is starting her recovery. It was worse than Auntie Sara the V-E-T thought so Ruby had to have an even bigger opperayshun than we expected but she came through it well. I have given her lots of big sniffs and can confirm that it is indeed Ruby who returned from the V-E-T and not a funny smelling imposter. Rose is not quite convinced yet though.

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Purrs Needed for Ruby

Hi evfurrybody it’s Oliver.

Please send purrs for my sisfur Ruby (pittchured above) ‘cos she has to have an opperayshun on Wednesday.

Yoo see, she has to have her wisdom teef* owt ‘cos they are hurting her gums when she’s eating and they’re causing ulcers. This is why she likes to eat the soft food rather than the crunchies. It’s also why I’m 1 kilogram heavier than she is (I don’t want to see food go to waste – tee hee!).

We went to the V-E-T today and had our stabby fings and that’s when Uncle Philip noticed Ruby’s sore mouth. I have problems wif my wisdom teef too but it’s not as bad as Ruby. Plus she’s smart enuff to lose her wisdom teef anyway – imagine my spelling if I had mine owt! So Uncle Philip says we just have to watch what happens wif mine but Ruby’s have to go!

Anyway. I will let yoo know how fings go.

 

 

PS from Scott: Cat’s don’t really have Wisdom teeth but that’s how I explained it to them. She is having her two rear upper molars removed because she has developed an undershot jaw and these teeth are cutting into her gums.

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Miss Rose Reports

Well hello there! This is Rose. Don’t be fooled by my angelic face – Scott says there’s a little demon inside me!

This morning Scott picked me up and tried to put me in the travel cage but I wasn’t going to have it! I did my best mad scramble – you know the one where all of a sudden it looks like you have twenty legs flailing wildly in all directions? I managed to break the expensive glass bowl on the dining table and almost knocked Scott’s MacBook Pro laptop on the floor. Not to mention the five deep cuts I inflicted on Scott’s hands!

Now, I know Scott’s an experienced cat handler but I just don’t think he was ready for my sudden violent outburst. I ran into the kitchen and managed to squirm out of Scott’s grip two more times! Hah!

He tried everything to get me in the cage – the red dot, my favourite bell toy, the feather on a stick – nothing was going to get me near that box again.

He then left me alone for a while and called the vet to say we might be a little late to have my stitches out.

A few minutes later Scott came slowly up to me. He was wearing thick rubber gloves and he held me very tightly as he shoved me in the cage and shut the door. I then hissed and growled like I had the devil inside me and slammed back and forth against the bars like those Velociraptors in Jurassic Park. Oliver and Ruby ran away from me when we came out of the kitchen.

I calmed down in the car and then when we were at the vet I put on my sweet face and all the nurses were going gaga over my gorgeousness. The vet then gently lifted me out of the cage and snipped off the two stitches on my tummy. The vet said I was the prettiest cat she had seen all day! Then I just casually walked back into the cage when it was all done.

I am keeping a wide berth from Scott today – I just don’t think he can be trusted!

I can’t wait to see what Oliver and Ruby do on Monday when they go to have their annual vaccination booster!

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