The whole time I have known Uncas, neither of us has had to make an emergency trip to the doctor or hospital (knock on wood!). Yesterday, however, I ended up taking Sammy to the vet unexpectedly.
I came home as usual over lunch to let him out. We played outside for awhile and he was pretty energetic. I went inside to put my lunch plate away and get a treat ready for when I put him back in his kennel, when suddenly I heard this loud crying. Thinking that it couldn't be Sammy and ran to the backyard and found him laying in the middle of the yard, not moving and crying. I ran over, picked him up and brought him into the house. Gone was his energetic self and instead he was crying, barely moving, with his ears pulled back. He seriously looked distressed. I called Uncas to consult with him and and after waiting a few minutes, I called the vet and they had me bring him in.
Fortunately we live about 5 minutes away and they were able to examine him right away. I was sure he ate something that he shouldn't have (a screw?), but after the exam, they thought perhaps he was bit or stung by something. They offered to keep him for the rest of the afternoon to monitor him. I gladly took the offer because I needed to get back to work, at the very least to pick up Uncas! So, with a quick pat, he was off to stay in the back room.
Uncas and I picked him up after work and apparently he was just fine. He never did swell up or anything (thank goodness) and while his demeanor was slightly subdued last night, there appear to be no lasting effects. Who knows what happened to him and he's not talking!
Here are some pictures we took of Sammy this week - they are of him sleeping/laying on the couch:
He looks happy here, cause he is in one of his favorite spots - laying next to daddy's computer that shoots out plenty of warm air on him! See his smile?
I was goofing around with the camera and thought I would take a close up picture!
I wasn't feeling well on Sunday and he seemed to know it, so he just stayed with me on the couch and cuddled for most of the. What a good pal!