Thursday, December 15th, 2016 08:26 pm
Baggins is home! Well, sort of.



He was so traumatised at the vets - ripped out four IV lines and refused to eat - that they sent him home with us. They need him to eat so that they can see if he vomits. He was also trying not to use the litter box, which is obviously not good for stressed kidneys.

So far he has eaten:

1. small serve of chicken
2. larger serve of chicken
3. half a tin of tuna
4. a bit more of that tuna

He has not thrown up, and is currently fast asleep in his own bed, curled up with Chewie. Chewie hasn't quite got to washing Baggins yet, but there has been a lot of puzzled sniffing and no fighting. He has been to the litter box twice and used it with no problems. His poor legs are very sore where he ripped out the IV catheters though.

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A sad kitty with shaven legs sitting in his bed.

We have to take him back tomorrow morning for a blood urea test to see how his kidneys are going, and he'll probably have to have more fluids unless it's an astonishingly great result. But having him home is so great, and he's so, so happy to be here.

We still couldn't get any official snake guys, so we got an unofficial one and he's had a good look but can't find anything. He thinks it was probably a tiger snake given the timing and nature of Baggins' reaction, because they let down venom from the gums rather than inject it through hollow fangs, so furry pets get less of it because some goes on the fur instead of into the body. The good thing about that possibility is that tiger snakes don't stay in houses very long and will go back the way it came. The bad thing is that if it hasn't gone, it's more likely to attack than other kinds of snake. We are sleeping very lightly, let me tell you.
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Thursday, December 15th, 2016 09:57 am (UTC)
He smells like plastic! He has pantaloons! I am so happy he's home.
Thursday, December 15th, 2016 11:05 am (UTC)
AUGH.

Poor kitty, though.
Thursday, December 15th, 2016 12:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, yay, I am SO GLAD that Baggins is home, and that he is eating, and I send love.
Thursday, December 15th, 2016 12:34 pm (UTC)
Yikes, I missed your post yesterday and just caught up. Double yikes. I'm so glad Baggins is going to be okay...

Holy serpents, Batman. What a scare - and you must still be feeling very odd indeed. Hopefully the official snake guy will at least find out how the snake got in the house, when he finally gets back to you.
Saturday, December 17th, 2016 09:38 pm (UTC)
Hooray for DEFINITELY NO SNAKE! I hope that poor darn tiger snake goes and finds a place where it will never bother or be bothered by human or felinekind again. And that your unneighborly neighbors get some appropriate karma in the form of wildlife.
Thursday, December 15th, 2016 01:31 pm (UTC)
Eep. I just read your previous post too. I'm glad Baggins is feeling better and I hope any lingering problems slither off swiftly.

I've probably told you this before but I have an arachnophobic Aussie friend who lives on the edge of an urban area next to bush and she found an extremely dangerous spider in her kitchen so she opened a window, left the room, taped around the closed door into the remainder of the house and didn't go back into her kitchen for several days. o_O
Thursday, December 15th, 2016 01:42 pm (UTC)
*cheers the Baggins on*

Hopefully what happened was that the snake woke up to its house being mown down, went AAAAAAAH and ran (slithered) into your house, saw the cats, went AAAAAAAH and ran (slithered) away again, biting Baggins on the way out, and has decided to retire somewhere quieter and never bother you again.
Friday, December 16th, 2016 10:36 am (UTC)
Oh thank goodness for being definitely snake free. That must be such a relief. And having both cats with you on the weekend.
Thursday, December 15th, 2016 05:35 pm (UTC)
Phew!
Thursday, December 15th, 2016 05:46 pm (UTC)
Aw, kitty. :(
Friday, December 16th, 2016 03:18 pm (UTC)
Yay kitty!!
Thursday, December 15th, 2016 08:06 pm (UTC)
Poor cat! Poor snake! Poor you! Ahhh!!!
Saturday, December 17th, 2016 07:15 am (UTC)
Yay!
Thursday, December 15th, 2016 10:55 pm (UTC)
Poor kitty! Poor sweet kitty! AAAAGH random bitey snakes nooooo... I hope Baggins continues to feel better.
Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 04:32 am (UTC)
Awwww. I get to SEE MY KITTIES and PET MY KITTIES because I am home visiting my parents for about a week. Jem and Scout say "Mrrrrt?" and "Mih" respectively, I think that means they wish Baggins a speedy recovery. *smiles*
Friday, December 16th, 2016 04:19 am (UTC)
Veryvery glad Baggins is home! I hope the tests tomorrow (today? Ah, time zones) give good results.
Friday, December 16th, 2016 03:14 pm (UTC)
So much yay! *^^*