Kitty Kapers


Remember all the stress I was talking about? Well, it just increased two-fold. One of the things I can’t talk about on the blog currently but maybe in a week or two I’ll be able to mention it. The other has to do with Pebbles.

I woke up this morning to find her with a red ear. It looked a bit like dried blood or at the very least, bruised to me. My assumption was that Buttons might have bitten her while they were wrestling and play-fighting around yesterday. But I couldn’t remember any yelps or anything from Pebbles. Anyway, 7 am I call the vet and manage to get an appointment for 8. I call in work to say I’m running late. Go to the vet with Pebbles complaining all the way through. Which by the way, always breaks my heart! The vet took a look and then said that it could be a bite but he also wanted to check for a possible fungal infection using this ultra-violet rays device. And guess what? After using it, we found that in fact, it was a fungal infection! Ringworm. So now Pebbles has to be on medication twice a day for the next 3-4 weeks. And what sucks is that in that time, there is a week when I won’t be around as I’m travelling with the family. So my friend N who has kindly agreed to pet-sit will have to do this instead. Pebbles has undergone a lot of stress in the past couple of months so I’m not surprised she caught the infection.

And now I have to also watch Buttons as ringworm is contagious. And myself. Because apparently, this is one infection that can pass on from animals to humans. The joys! I looked it up on the university of google upon getting to work and turns out even if I do catch it, it’s just tinia. On the other hand, if Buttons catches it, it’s another $100! Yes, vet bills are bloody expensive. Maybe I should consider hooking up with a vet. Would save a lot of money! 😉

So how has your Monday morning been?

Until next time,


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  • R's Mom
    16 April 2012 at 5:00 am

    Awwww! hugs darling…just a bad phase just a bad phase just a bad phase..will pass away soon okie?

    Take care of the kittens and yourself too

    • Psych Babbler™
      16 April 2012 at 10:04 am

      Thanks RM…I’m hoping it’s a phase…but geez…I can’t wait for it to end! 😐 I realised the other day that’s it’s only April. April and I feel like I’ve dealt with stuff I normally deal with in a year!

  • wordsndreamz
    16 April 2012 at 6:33 am

    Oh dear, you do seem to have a lit in your plate.. Here’s hoping that Pebbles recovers quickly. And neither you nor Buttons gets it.

    • Psych Babbler™
      16 April 2012 at 10:06 am

      Yeah Smitha…something in the stars! :S Thanks…really hoping Buttons doesn’t get it and Pebbly recovers…

  • Nikita Banerjee Bhagat
    16 April 2012 at 10:26 am

    My first visit to your blog and I cannot stop reading! 🙂 Hope pebbles gets cured real soon.

    • Psych Babbler™
      16 April 2012 at 11:07 am

      Welcome here Nikita! Thanks for the best wishes for Pebbles and the comment about the blog! 🙂

  • Magali
    16 April 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Sorry about the PB. Hope you & Pebbles feel better soon. 🙂

    • Psych Babbler™
      18 April 2012 at 9:29 am

      Thanks Mags…I hope so too! Fingers are constantly crossed these days! 😛

  • Nilu
    16 April 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Oh no…too bad. Hope Pebbles gets better soon.

    But I am laughing at your last sentence….LOL!

    • Psych Babbler™
      18 April 2012 at 9:30 am

      Thanks Nilu, I hope she does! Hehe…I’m glad my sense of humour hasn’t completely deserted me! 😀

  • Aathira Nair
    17 April 2012 at 4:42 am

    Hooking up with the vet huh? Is he a good looking vet ??? 😉

    • Psych Babbler™
      18 April 2012 at 9:32 am

      Hehe Aathira…well, the vet hosp where I take the kitties has lovely vets, both male and female but I doubt any of the males are available! 😛 I guess I was just thinking of a vet in general! 🙂

  • Reema
    17 April 2012 at 7:41 pm

    ohhh! take care! hope Pebbles gets better soon!

  • My Era
    18 April 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Take care PB…hope things and Pebbles get better soon 🙂