It's been a bit tense here lately
as we have noticed Jewel becoming unwell.
It's difficult with animals,
they can't come and tell you that they have a pain
that won't go away.
You have to notice the signs.
What you first thought was a bit of stiffness
due to age,
a reluctance to go down stairs
or a reluctance to eat,
(she's often indifferent with food),
becomes more apparent
when instead of improving,
it gets worse.
Then you begin to fear the worst.
we took Jewel to the vet.
A thorough examination
in which the vet
manipulated Jewel's limbs and joints
in what I think must at best have been uncomfortable for her,
(and yet she didn't protest),
and X rays
So now we are hoping that the anti inflammatories
that the vet prescribed for Jewel
give her some relief
and that she is soon back to her little minxy self.