It’s been a mixed week, with my son’s birthday followed by the sad departure of a beloved furry friend.
Here’s our week in pictures…
Day 293 – Sunday 20th October – my son’s 16th birthday! He had a pretty low key day as he doesn’t like a fuss for his birthday. He played football and I’m pleased to say that they won 4-1 and he scored a goal.
Day 294 – a busy day of work. Yesterday, when my family came round for birthday cake, my husband put some drinks in the freezer to cool. Nobody wanted them and we forgot about them. I discovered a burst can of Coke and two burst bottles of J20 today!
Day 295 – Tuesday 22nd October – another busy day of work. I took this photo in the afternoon and it hardly looks like autumn at all! It definitely feels like it, though.
Day 296 – Wednesday 23rd October – I’ve been working on this article on and off for a few days. The client has agreed it needs to be split into three articles!
I started to get worried about Wilfred the guinea pig in the evening. I went to get him out of the hutch and he looked sad and didn’t seem interested in his food. When I weighed him (which I do fairly regularly, after not realising how much weight Eric had lost before he died), I found he’d lost 200g – about 20% of his body weight. I now have an anxious wait until he can get to the vet tomorrow.
Day 297 – Thursday 24th October – took Wilfred to the vet and she was confident she could save him. He stayed in all day for treatment and was hydrated and warmed up. He seemed livelier when he came home, but still wouldn’t eat or drink.
Day 298 – Friday 25th October – I woke up to a very sad, but not unexpected sight. Poor Wilfred hadn’t made it through the night. We are heartbroken and poor Cedric is very lonely.
Day 299 – Saturday 26th October – I volunteered at parkrun as tail walker because it’s Stroud half marathon tomorrow. The rain was torrential and I got drenched (this is the ‘before’ photo!).