This evening Moo was put to sleep by the vet. Claire noticed Moo sitting atop her frame late this afternoon, and when picking her up she wibbled and wobbled and clung onto Claire’s hands. Acording to the vet, Moo had either a brain tumor or small stroke and as such was suffering from extreme hamster motion sickness. To stop her suffering we made the decision to let her go.
Moo lived a fun and friendly life. Stashing food in her wheel, running around with an egg biscuit and snuggling in Moo Mountain with her Moo Blanket. All these traits Moo continued right to the very end. She will be missed by us all.
Moo clearly wasn’t feeling that great today. Being woken up an hour earlier than usual for her weekend clean out did not put her in a good mood. In fact we were actually rather concerned, as far from her normal bubbly, excitable self, Moo was really quite docile. A docile Moo is in complete contrast to her normal behaviour. Instead of climbing all over me, the sofa and up the wall, Moo was just sitting squat in my hand, with her little Moo behind doing that twitchy thing that it does.
Moo’s treat of an egg biscuit didn’t even wake her up. With her ears flat and her eyes squinting, she jostled around with the overside biscuit for only a few seconds, before reversing back into Moo Mountain leaving the biscuit only partially nibbled to the side. Normal Moo behaviour would be to hurl the biscuit around the cage, running about with it between her teeth like a crazy dog with a bone.
Thankfully though, by the time night came, Moo was a little more her usual self. Seeking out her overflowing bowl and ramming her face right in the middle of the pile of food:
It’s been a while since we’ve posted. We have been a bit busy and poor little Moo has been a bit sidelined, as she carries on pottering about her cage.
Last night though she got very annoyed with us, to the extent of flinging her metal food bowl around her cage and chucking it from her top level down to the cage floor. I believe this is a sign that Moo is not happy she is only getting what is left of her bag of food poured into her cage. The scrappy cornflake and seed shards are clearly not pleasing her.
So, to make up for her lack of interesting food I have prepared a small selection comprising chopped grape and some choccy drops from Moo’s advent calendar (yes, the number of chocs in her advent calendar will actually last her most of the year).
It’s been a while since we’ve had a MooCam, though this one is particularly worth uploading. Moo was let out for a run around tonight whilst I was sitting on the sofa. Moo was clearly in the mood for a new Moo-blanket and she took a fancy to my tshirt.
Give a cat a box with string dangling through the holes and she will be muchly amused. Shine a bright light in her face and she’ll get laser beam eyes too. Listen carefully and you will hear Claire melting as Maowsy uses her laser beams.