The last few days have been pretty unpleasant. One evening, I noticed blood stains on my brand new carpetting. The blood of course, turned out to be Mounir’s. So I called up the vet and we landed at his surgery. Mounir, who is normally the sweetest cat turns into a wild beast when taken to the vet. He was faithful to tradition and had to be anaesthetized. It turned out that he had a badly infected abscess of the the anal gland. When we got back home, he was still asleep and didn’t leave his travel box for a while, still in the clouds of the anaesthetic. When he got out of the box, he was still very wobbly and his pupils were dilated and I guess he was still in pain. Every time I got in the same room as him, he’d hiss, growl and was pretty aggressive.
Meanwhile, one of my friends came to visit and the next day, we were having dinner on my balcony, when Mounir arrived and literally chased us out of the balcony with his hissing.
I was really worried as it had been over 24 hours since he had been anaesthetized, it felt like he’d never get back to normal and I couldn’t face the idea of living with a tiger. The next day was better, although he didn’t move much. I was also worried because I was supposed to take him back to the vet for an antibiotic shot and couldn’t imagine how I would put him into his travel box, but all was well that ended well. While I am writing this, he is having a go at his dry food.