|Danny the dog|
|Danny obviously in pain|
I mentioned in my previous posts that there are many cats in the house. They arent my cats because I recently just moved back home to take care of my sick Dad. The cats were already here when I came home. I brought 3 cats from Singapore. The cats in the house are not vaccinated and apparently emaciated. My Dad passed away 2 months ago and he is the only one who seem to care about the animals here. He is retired and does not get much from his pension but I remember that he would still allot a portion of his money for cat and dogtreats. When I came back from Singapore, I took on that responsibility. I bought cat food and dog food until my funds ran low. I also bought my dad's medicine and at that time I thought my savings would stretch out for a few months. Unfortunately I failed in my forecast. I was broke on my 3rd month in the country. I looked for a job but it was just too exhausting to shuttle to and from work. Plus the work schedule was crazy. So now Im tending a store and the overhead cost is ok and the sale I make is just enough to get me by. Also, I can afford to buy the cats their food. But 11 cats is just too much. I have to really feed them rice mixed with some wet food to ensure all of them have a meal that will appease them for the entire day. Now, the cats seem to have gotten some flu because they sneeze all the time. One of the kittens, Boomer,developed a severe eye infection that I could no longer ignore. Money is tight but I had to break the bank.
|Boomer last November|
|Boomer a few days ago|
|Boomer and her mom Pretty|
|Boomer this morning|
|inside the bag, on the way to the clinic|
|Boomer wondering where she is|
I wolfed down my burger and followed Elijah. He picked up the bag with Boomer in it and held it with both hands to ensure that she wont jump out. I was really moved at how concerned he was. I was surprised to find out that the doctor there was the vet we used to bring our cats and dogs too. He has a clinic named Good Sheperd somewhere in the town proper also. He checked boomer's eyes and recommended an eye drop called Maxitrol. He prescribed 2 drops per eye twice a day.
|Elijah with Boomer|
|Free spay poster|
|Boomer asleep while I was at the bank|
|Boomer still sleeping while I was still waiting at the bank 15 mins have elapsed|
|Boomer behaved while I was in the tricycle|
|Boomer passed out on my lap while Im writing this entry|
It was a very interesting day and Im glad I had some important things out of the way now and I can relax. Also I feel happy that Boomer will probably get well soon..
However, Im still upset over our neigbor for ignoring their dog. These are the same people who refused to bring my Dad to the hospital when he had a heart attack. According to my brother, the neighbor made a face when my brother asked for his help because at that time there was no car in the house to take my dad to the hospital. The guy said, he was going somewhere. I was shocked to find this out when I got home. My Dad was in a coma for 3 days before he woke up and was bedridden from then on until he passed away a month later.
So Im not really surprised they wont bring their dog to the vet. They would rather him die. Its sad. They brag about having a kid who is a doctor, having two houses, having a nice car. But they cant even bring their dog, who probably is dying in pain right now, to the damn vet.
I am not saying Im a good person for caring for the animals. I just believe that we have a responsibility to look after those who cant take care of themselves. Animals that are hurt,especially our pets, deserve to be treated like how we treat a sick human being. Dont own an animal if you balk at the idea of caring for them when they get sick or suddenly become handicapped.
To my neighbor, I wish you well. I hope you can sleep at night thinking of your beautiful house and how amazed people are to know you have a nice car and a daughter who is a doctor. I hope the Lord is pleased at how good you are..BAstard.