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The present will not long endure

March 1st...not only does this date mark Manasse's 15th birthday, but also the beginning of my 6th month of unemployment. I had hoped to have found work by now, but must conclude I have not done enough to achieve or secure it. Of course, the whole double lung embolism-thing hasn't helped...

As to the birthday boy, his health has also been cause for concern lately, in that he has been losing weight steadily since Christmas, and over-grooming to such an extent that his abdomen, back legs and 'armpits' show raw, red, bald patches. I took him into the vets' on Monday who, going on the assumption that he's developed an allergy to house dust, has given him a long-lasting steroids injection. I must admit, I was sceptical at first; but I have noticed that since then, he's left his poor belly alone for most of the day.



Anyway, enough of this! I'm feeling a lot better now than I did 7 weeks ago, and so I will redouble my efforts as from today!

Comments

curiouswombat
Mar. 2nd, 2019 08:57 am (UTC)
I am not surprised you have not felt up to hectic job hunting, but it is surely a sign of the current economy that all you have been able to get for so long are short term contracts.

I'm glad the vet has figured out what Manasse's problem is - and that the treatment is working.

Here's a virtual birthday cake for him!
gamiila
May. 24th, 2019 08:37 am (UTC)
A belated thank you for Manasse's virtual birthday cake -- unfortunately, as far as his over-grooming is concerned, he seems to have regressed a bit; and we're trying other remedies.