So much for not spending money this month. When I got up this morning I was greeted by the cat who was looking much the worse for wear and whose usually white neck fur was covered in blood. Needless to say, a trip to the vets followed shortly afterwards.
It seems poor puss had probably lost a fight with another cat, been bitten and had incurred an abscess which had now burst. The good news (according to the vet) is that because it had burst, he was well on the way to healing himself. Cats are good at that, apparently. Thankfully, all he needed was an antibiotic injection and that was the best news of all as I'd been dreading having to try and get tablets down him. He's not the friendliest of cats and is as liable to bite if he's touched.
What wasn't such good news was the bill. An expense I could have done without, but thankfully I had some money put by for emergencies and this was definitely one of those.
Money spent on anything else so far this month = £0
Until next time. x