Hi Percy here.
Midge and I went to see Shirley and Barry, the tooth specialists, last week. I objected strongly to having my teeth examined, but Auntie Shirley held me by my shoulders and tummy , and Mummy held my back feet, which was surprisingly reassuring, and I let Uncle Barry look at my teeth and file one corner of one which had grown a bit. They all agreed that my lump does not intrude on my mouth, and that it does make me wear my incisors slightly unevenly. I don’t mind Mummy rasping my top incisors, but I object to the bottom ones being down. Shirley did my bottom ones 😦
Midge seems to have worn down his top teeth, which might be one of the reasons he had a sudden loss of weight, but there was nothing to cause him pain. He had some of his lower molars filed but nothing clipped off. His incisors are very big, but have ‘perfect occlusion’. While they were looking at them, Shirley noticed his tongue. Mummy said that the other day it looked a bit sore, although it didn’t the day we went to see Shirley and Barry.
You know how your tongue is attached to the base of your mouth with a sort of membrane? Ours attaches more to the sides. Mine is about halfway along my tongue, behind my cheek folds. Midge’s is far further forward, almost level with the corners of his lips! So he probably has trouble using his tongue. Mummy wondered if it stopped him clearing his mouth properly, and that was why it was always stuffed with food? I think you’re being over-generous there, Mummy. Midge’s mouth is always stuffed with food because he’s worried he might go hungry.
Mummy didn’t get a photo to show you, but here are some photos of Midge, me and the others taken eating the lovely parsley Auntie Shirley gave us from her garden.
So you see, some good comes from our trip to the dentist.
P.S. The lab report came back. I have a sarcoma. It might spread, or it might not. Dougall had a sarcoma but they took his out, because it was on his hip. Mummy’s stopped giving me medicine unless she thinks I need something. I’m very happy with all of that. Now perhaps I can have some peace and quiet.