Thank you for your kind thoughts everyone. They are much appreciated.
Bezukhov was a bit confused this evening. He didn't want to go to bed in the manor but dozed on the perch on the outside of the ferplast, where Phineas was already in bed on his swing. The ferplast doors were open if Bezukhov wanted to join Phineas but this did not seem to be an option for him. He seemed a bit lost. Anyway, with a bit of encouragement I got him into the Manor, hand fed him some millet & now he is sleeping.
Post by budgiefriend on Sept 24, 2015 10:09:05 GMT
Rest in Peace, sweet handsome Cagney. Keep his cute face and happy song close to your heart, and he will be with you forever. Cagney and Attila are together again, sharing stories about the good times they had with you, Sweetpea. Heaven got another beautiful angel when Cagney arrived, but we lost a very special friend. I am so sorry.
Jan 21, 2014 17:06:12 GMTjellybean
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Things here are a bit odd. We are still working out how to function without Cagney. Phineas, it must be said, has not lost a beat with his regurgitating & jiggying. Bezukhov has a harder road to travel & at times it shows. During the day he attempts to engage with Phineas (not always successfully). Twice today he has sat on my finger & preened - it's not something he'd normally do. Despite B's best efforts, he & P still operate separately. For example, they eat together but one in the manor & one in the ferplast!
Yesterday evening, B seriously considered staying overnight in P's. In the end, it didn't happen but I sense he'd prefer to sleep next to someone (even P) rather than alone in the manor.
It was a bit of a catch-22 situation. She anaesthetised him for a blood sample (suspected anaemia) but he didn't come round. The sample however, showed significant fat in the blood. Had she known, she would not have put him under. But how do you know otherwise? And even if we did know, there is no cure. So, his days were numbered, but we did not know.
Also, the causes of lipaemia (fat in blood) are many, so we will never know the instigating factor for Cagney.
Well Bezukhov didn't get out of Phinny's way fast enough & was pushed to the floor of the ferplast. Being a sensible lad he decided quite quickly that sleeping overnight with Phinny was NOT an option... so he's now safely tucked into the manor...