What can I say? I have not posted on Blogger for two months and man, do I miss it and all my Blogger friends?
As always, I have been busy, but I intend to blog more regularly this year.
I had a WONDERFUL holiday season with my accommodation during November and December and guess what, it's not letting up for January through March either.
I am going great guns at Parkrun with five to go to reach my 100th milestone.
Meanwhile we have had a severe heatwave in South Africa and my poor Skabby is suffering. Athough he was shaved and groomed at the beginning of December, a week before Chrisstmas he developed a hotspot the about 5cm in diameter. No matter what I applied, the hotspot got bigger.
I took him to the vet and then the injections, medicines, cortisone started. I applied pharmacy bought mercurochrome spray and gentian violet to the raw areas. The vet ordered Sulphur powder (priced like gold dust!) and this started to help. But Skabby kept licking and scratching the wounds.
The vets would phone me before the weekend to ask how Skabby was getting on. I know I was, by now, a welcome cash cow to the veterinary business, but I found it touching that they actually cared...
My answer was always the same: it seems a little better, but he is licking and scratching the areas.
Finally, last Tuesday I took him to the vet while I was running my Weigh-Less groups in Winterton. He injected Skabby with a "hotspot" injection, prescribed an antibiotic specifically meant for skin irritations and fitted the doggie with a cone.
All the older cats scattered as they saw this strange apparition.