Not Feeling 100%

Recently I haven’t been feeling 100%. So yesterday, I skipped breakfast.

This seemed to catch dad’s attention. It wasn’t so bad, I just took the day off to rest up a bit, and dad left me alone (mostly), but last night, after not eating dinner, things got much, much worse.

First, dad and mum picked me up and tried to give me a tummy rub. I tolerated this for a while, but really, who likes being picked up and their tummy touched? (It tickles.)

Then later on dad picked me up again and… (wait for it)… syringe fed me some gloopy stuff he called “critical care.”

Ugh I hate having things stuck in my mouth! The stuff wasn’t so bad (I did eat it), but I really did not want to be fed like this. So after a while I tried my best to wriggle out of dad’s grip, and he finally got the hint.

As a bonus, he cleaned my litterbox for me – score!

Anyway, I still kind of don’t feel like breakfast today, and both he and mum are up kind of early this morning and… wait, did I just hear the word “vet” mentioned?

I think I need to go hide!



  1. Gus, I hope you feel better soon. Make them give you the apple/banana flavored critical care. It’s not too bad. Just don’t let on that you like it.

  2. Aww poor Gus! Do you have baby simethicone gas drops at home? That could help the tummy massage be more effective. Also good to have that at home. I hope he recovers quickly.

  3. Poor Gus. Sorry to hear you’re not feeling well. It sounds like you may need to go to the Vet. It won’t be fun but I’ll bet you feel a whole lot better after. Biffy had his first stasis this October. A couple hours after he didn’t eat his breakfast, I panicked, and took him to the vet. They gave him an IV of fluid and a GI motility drug Reglan, and he was eating dinner already that night. He was not as good as you about syringe feeding though.

  4. Gus, if you don’t eat your regular food, you won’t get any treats either. Now that you have scored a clean litter box, give in and do what the humans want you to do. They have your best interests at heart. And when you get back from the vet they’ll owe you big time. Feel better!

  5. Oh no, Gus! Not the v-word!! Maybe you could try eating something so your dad and mum don’t have to worry so much.

    I really hope you feel better soon.

  6. The last time I felt bad, my dad caught me every morning for three days to feed me some critical care. I tolerated it the first two days, but the third day, I knew exactly what he was going to try to do, so when he caught me, I buried my nose in his elbow.

    Don’t forget to give yourself a nice cleaning when you get back from the vet. The first time I got left there overnight, I only felt better after I cleaned up for at least half an hour. I made sure Mom and Dad were watching to see how uncomfortable I was.

    Get well soon!

  7. Oh Gussy boy, please feel better soon, Hagrid and Lilly want you to get better, and so does their mommy and daddy

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