Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Hob.

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This is Hob (short for Hobgoblin). She was offered to us on Thursday after her owner had been evicted from her house, and the RSPCA had refused to take her. She's an absolute darling, friendly and sociable and affectionate, but she has head tilt, meaning that her head is almost permanently on one side, she has a tendency to circle, and sometimes to roll, and a lack of balance.

I took her to the vet yesterday, and he thinks it's most likely to be an infection or inflammation of the brain (her mania could be a sign of this too) and he is concerned about her size and weight. So he gave me a broad-spectrum antibiotic to give her twice a day, and he's told me to feed her up. There is a possibility that she may have to be put down if her quality of life gets worse, but we're crossing our fingers that it won't come to that.

Here's Hob hanging out on the back of my neck.
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And Matt and Hob napping.
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4 Comments:

At 11:41 pm, Blogger thunderstruck said...

Aww, Hob looks sweet! Hope she gets on with your other pets ;)

That tail looks pretty scary though...

 
At 12:13 am, Blogger Mouse said...

'Rodentstravaganza'!

 
At 9:43 am, Anonymous smerk said...

Awwww...Hob is cute. I hope that the antibiotics work!

 
At 10:09 am, Blogger ScarletManuka said...

Awww, what a cutie! And the rat's pretty cute too ;-)

I hope she improves darl.

 

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