Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Savannah Came Home!

On Saturday, amidst preparations for the party and people coming that night (see here for why) we went to see Savannah at the vet's for our daily visit. She walked right out of her cage, over to my wife (who was crouched down so that she could see her) and jumped right up into her lap. This absolutely melted the wife, who had this silly/cute look on her face for the rest of the visit.

As we were getting ready to leave, Kim (one of the staff there) came back to where we were holding Savannah and asked if we wanted to take her home for the weekend. Well, YEAH! So they sent us home with supplies and instructions on how to feed her through the tube. We had to take her home in a box because she was a bit nervous about the car ride (and we didn't have a carrier, of course, since we didn't expect this) and the vet recommended that we didn't just carry her. She did NOT like the box, but was fairly calm.

When we arrived at home, we took her upstairs and let her out of the box in our bedroom, after closing the doors to the hallway. She was as animated as I've ever seen her, poking around under the bed and in the closet and basically familiarizing herself with the room. She decided she liked the bed, and slept on it for most of the rest of the weekend.

While the original idea was to have her sleep in the bathroom, Heather insisted that we try letting her have free run of both bathroom and bedroom, which meant that she ended up sleeping with us for most of the night. I was a little bit nervous, since I tend to move around a lot in my sleep, but it worked out okay.

She is a sweetheart! Feeding time was a little rough at first, as we tried to hold her while we did it. She didn't like that, and tended to squirm. Once we figured out, though, that letting her get comfortable and then petting her worked, it was much smoother. She's still not eating solid food, though, and since she needs to be fed every two hours and we both work day jobs, she had to go back to the vet. Very neat to have her at home, though!


Blogger Elayne said...

Rob and I are very happy for you, Mike!

November 08, 2005 11:11 AM

Blogger Fogger said...

Thanks, you two!

November 08, 2005 11:15 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is such a wonderful thing you are doing! Bless you!

November 08, 2005 11:17 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found out about your sweet Savannah at Catster....Bless your hearts and Savannah's!! WE hope & pray she continues to recover and heal perfectly! We fell in love with her instantly and have been keeping up on her! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOO!!! LOve & purrs & headbutts & kitty huggs! FRom 3 felines who care!!

November 08, 2005 5:14 PM

Anonymous Biscuit said...

Fantastic news. So glad she's bouncing back so well, and that she took so easily to the hand-feeding!

November 09, 2005 5:51 PM


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