Bert has been hanging out in my garage and doing amazing! He no longer swats at me or tries to bite, he’s super friendly and very lovey. He adores affection.
I’ve been letting him wander around the garage when I’m out there with him, he’s very easy going about everything.
I tried playing with him with a wand toy and it took him a little bit to remember how to play, but he finally did and now he loves it!
And of course he still loves having his belly rubbed!
Bert is very personable, very fun.
He’s had some odd medical issues that I’ve wanted to get checked out, so today he went to see the rescue’s vet. She thinks he’s about 5-7 years old and looks generally good. The odd soft lump on his belly is an umbilical hernia, not really a big deal. But the part that was most concerning is that his tummy feels hard, kind of solid, even when he hasn’t eaten. The vet thinks it’s a solid mass, most likely a tumor about the size of a golf ball, or bigger. She thinks it’s in his intestinal tract which might account for the diarrhea. She recommended exploratory surgery.
Now comes some tough decisions. What to do, what to do…