Isn't it strange how luck, good or bad, seems to come in a run of events. Despite trying to remain upbeat this year (and I am really trying) things have not really been that great.
To update you with Gizmo, he has two nasty infected abscess's caused by a cat bite in the fight he had two weeks ago. These bites were not discovered by the vet when he was initially checked over. During the last couple of days I noticed that Gizmo was giving off a really nasty smell and looked unkempt around his lower neck area and on the back of his neck. This morning I attempted to put him in the bath and gently wash those areas that had become matted. He did not let me do this willingly and I was shocked when I discovered why. As his fur parted under his neck I noticed a gaping wound.
To cut a long and laborious story short, he has to go under general anaesthetic and the operation is tricky because the wound is near a jugular vein.
I had to sit down when the vet estimated that the bill will be around £700. It is at times like this that I wish I'd had him insured.