Hi, and happy Saturday!
I mentioned yesterday that Bucky and Cocoa had a little bit of a rough week, and I promised more details-- so here's what happened.
Bucky and Cocoa are best friends. They snuggle together, they get into mischief together-- they're rarely apart. Cocoa had a little tummy issue last Sunday, so we took him to an emergency vet clinic because we were worried he would get dehydrated. (I'll tell you the end of the story right now so you don't have to worry: Cocoa is totally healthy, no problems at all. Yay!) Cocoa's physical was fine, but they wanted to keep him overnight to make sure he was hydrated and to run a few more tests. It was so upsetting to have to leave him at the vet, but since it was for his own health, I did it as calmly as I could. Which, to be honest, wasn't very calmly.
Bucky wasn't pleased with the situation either. Cocoa is like his teddy bear, and he kept turning around trying to get comfortable without his cuddly little pal. After a little while, I settled an Alf stuffed animal in with him, and he snuggled up with it for the night.
When we went to get Cocoa the next day, we discovered that the tip of his ear had been accidentally cut off, apparently when they were cutting off his temporary paper collar. Thankfully, we noticed before leaving the vet's office. And that is all I can say about that, because it's too infuriating to even think about. Bucky didn't react well to all the vet-smells on Cocoa when he got home. Bucky hissed and growled whenever Cocoa got near him, and Cocoa couldn't figure out why his buddy suddenly wouldn't have anything to do with him. I was a nervous wreck-- even though I had read that this is totally normal behavior after one pet has an unfamiliar scent, I was worried that my little guys wouldn't be able to patch things up. But they did, of course, and now they're back to curling up together on my bed, snoozing, and grooming each other. Thank goodness.
I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!