Saturday, 14 August 2010

He's back

Oscar came home this morning. A little thinner and dirtier, but with no apparent injuries. After giving him a welcome feed, we took him down to the vet, who thinks he may be partly blind. This would explain the wobbliness and vacant expression we noticed before he went missing. In all likelihood, he just got lost and couldn't find his way home.

The vet also thinks he may have a thyroid problem, which would explain his recent weight loss despite his almost insatiable appetite. If the results of a blood test confirm this, he'll have to go on some medication. He may not live much longer (he's well over 80 in human years), but we're determined to make his remaining time on this planet as comfortable as possible.

Oh, and he bit the vet.

Distance walked since last post: 6km
Total distance walked since Koshu Kaido training began: 188.3km
Days left until departure: 32


Mark T said...

Cat spectacles?

Mark T said...

I was deeply saddened to hear that Oscar has returned from the dead. Don the cat proof leggings again and restock the cat food. And relearn how to watch the cricket either side of Oscar's tail. Rest in piece...s.

Walking fool said...

Rumours of his demise were greatly exaggerated, apparently.

Anonymous said...

Good to hear the news of Oscars' demise were premature.