On Friday morning, I arrived at the Vet before 9:50am and waited in the car for the vet to open. I spent the 10 minutes talking to both of them, assuring that everything will be fine and I will be picking them up in the evening. Also told them that there will be a lot of treats waiting for them at home.
Pepper, rubbing her head against the carrier door.... and Ginger, with her not-so-happy look.
After work, I rushed to the vet and arrived 5 minutes just before they close at 7:25pm. The lady at the counter told me that Pepper was still not awake and that maybe I can pick her up the next day. I told her that Pepper HATES staying in a cage alone and I prefer to bring her home. After checking with the vet, she agreed and advised me that no water and food for both of them for the next 3 hours.
When I got home, I carefully carried both of them upstairs to the Spare room. Garlic and Sesame was delighted to see them again but I told them that both Pepper and Ginger needed rest and they can only visit tomorrow. They weren’t very happy with the arrangement but sulkily agreed.
Ginger seems to agree with my decision.
I checked on Pepper and Ginger frequently throughout the night. At approximately 11:00pm, I gave them some water and food but they were just too exhausted. Pepper slept most of the time but Ginger, who was fully awake, was extremely angry and gave me A LOT of scolding. I have not heard so much angry 'MEOW' in my whole life.
I AM NOT TALKING TO MOMMY! Except when I am scolding her for bringing me to the vet!
The next morning, I gave Ginger her favorite Whiskas pouch and Pepper favorite RC Sensitive Skin dry food. To my relief, they ate with a big appetite. Pepper was back to her usual self, staying close to me all the time and rubbing her body against my legs and arms (such a loving, forgiving gem!). Ginger was still angry, she sat at the corner of the room most of the time. I skipped gym to stay with them at home.
Pepper, enjoying the Saturday afternoon taking a nap on her favorite mat.
Ginger, also taking a nap, with her usually un-princesslike sleeping posture. You can actually still see the plaster on her wound, which was removed on Saturday night with my trembling hands.
Pepper is delighted when Sesame is allowed to visit, although it is only for a brief amount of time.
On Sunday, they were both feeling very much better and were much livelier. At night, I brought both Ginger and Pepper into my room. Pepper, who was not very used to my room, was very restless and could not sit still. Probably not used to the air-con, she started sneezing and I had to bring her back to the spare room. Ginger, who just loves the air-con, spent the night with me on my bed. She woke up a few times in the middle of the night, demanding for a cuddle, then went back to sleep (Yippie! No more scolding!).
So far, everything looks good and both of them are on the road to recovery.