Monday, 23 January 2017

The Wonky Rat: An Update

When I introduced Dodger last week I was a little worried that he wouldn't be with us for much longer. An ear infection can be serious business, especially in a little ratty like Dodger. I'd planned to have a little photoshoot with all the boys to get some proper introduction photos but I felt like I needed to get him introduced as soon as possible so I made do with some I'd already gotten on my phone.

Today we returned to the vet for a check up and another dose of antibiotics. I'd been really nervous about him on Friday, slightly less anxious on Saturday and slightly more anxious on Sunday.

Since Friday Dodger's been a lot less wobbly and his head tilt has decreased from what it was. When he's standing still he barely has a tilt, it's when he's moving that it really comes out. The wobble is more pronounced when he's just woken up.

He's back to popcorning. He's flipping his brothers (even though they're significantly bigger than he is). He's eating. He's drinking.

And as of tonight, he's out of the baby cage and into the big one. They all look so tiny in there.

I feel like I should also add in a note that Dodger's right ear has now cost over twice what we paid for him.

And I would do it again if I had to (though I'm hoping against all hopes that we don't).

And when I look at this sweet little face, I'm reminded just why he's worth it!


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    1. Thank you. It's so good to see him back to his old self again. :-D

  2. So glad to hear that he's feeling better. He does have a sweet little face.

    1. Thank you. :-) I'm kind of smitten by those big eyes and giant ears.


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