Roscoe is poorly and Neville is see-through!

Hello, Biggles here.

I’m not sure what to say now I’m in charge of the blog, but Mummy just said: do what you usually do. Tell people what’s happened since last week. And maybe start thinking about doing interviews.

Well, that sounded fun. I’d like to interview everyone here, and we’ll get some funny answers, I bet. I know it’s been done before, but would you like to ask some more questions? Put them in the comments and I’ll ask them and post the answers some time.

Roscoe’s been poorly since Monday evening. I don’t know whether it was retiring from blog, or maybe he was feeling funny when he decided to give it up. It was very hot in the garden, but we were in shade. Roscoe still went all wobbly. Mummy isn’t sure whether he had heat stroke or a different sort of stroke, but he’s been wobbling about all uncoordinated all week. Mummy’s been feeding him water and Emeraid (separately) and sometimes he’ll eat herbs and cucumber. When he’s in the run he’ll sit in one of his cosies most of the time, but he swaps over every now and then, checking in for some water, too. Mummy says she thinks he’s improved a bit this weekend, because he’s keener on food than he was. She was ever so worried about him early in the week. She even got up in the middle of the night to check on him. But yesterday he was out in the run drinking from his waterbottle which he hasn’t been doing, so that’s a good sign.

These pictures were taken on Wednesday night, the last of the hot days. It rained like mad on Thursday and Friday.

Roscoe didn’t go with Neville to see Dr Rebekah on Thursday, because he wasn’t well enough. Neville was very brave and went on his own. Dr Rebekah says his heart is fine, but his teeth roots are growing into his jaw, which needs watching, and he’s got some bladder stones just starting to form. If you’re very clever you can see them on this see-through picture of his insides, called an xray.

Neville’s right side. The lines going up his face are his teeth roots. The pale while spots in the angle of his hip and back are the stones, we think.

Another brave person is Ludo, who came over to take the carrot piece from Mummy’s hand yesterday! I think sometimes he forgets to be scared, you know. But he was very naughty the other day, when Mummy hadn’t put us in our runs in the right order, and Locksley was still out on the floor when Ludo walked in from the corridor. Well! Instant mayhem! Mummy got in quick to make sure no damage was done. She put Locksley in his run and muttered “I guess that’s a no, then.” I think she’s been wondering if they’d get on again now Locksley’s grown up. I think he’s growing into a very fine young man. Still irritating at times, but he’s doing his best.

Ludo simply doesn’t like us.

I won’t say we don’t like him, because he doesn’t let us get to know him. I’m sure he’d be okay if he wanted to be.

Anyway, that’s it from me today. Please remember to add some questions you want in the interviews. It’ll be fun!


Biggles xxx

3 thoughts on “Roscoe is poorly and Neville is see-through!

  1. I am so sorry to hear about Roscoe! He is a real trouper, though – and maybe it was the heat. Heat is very hard on older animals and people. I do hope Neville will be OK for now. You have to be an expert to see anything in that X-ray! Stay healthy, Biggles. Roscoe and your Mam need you! It does sound like Ludo would be happier in a one guinea pig household!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Victoria Zigler

    Sorry Roscoe isn’t well. Hope – whether it was the heat or something else – he continues improving. Poor Roscoe. Poor Neville too.

    Shame about Ludo and Locksley still not getting on. That’s great about Ludo taking some food from your Mummy though.

    Questions… Hmmm… Let me see…

    1. Are you scared of storms, or do you just ignore them and pretend they don’t exist?
    2. Which do you enjoy best, cuddle time with Mummy, time out on the grass in the run, or floor time?

    Squeak soon,

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Auntie Dawn

    Forgetting to be scared when there’s food around is a good first step. When Lynley reached this stage, I knew he was becoming more comfortable with me.

    I’ve been a bit worried about Gussie lately, as he’s been leaving some of his veggies. I don’t think he appreciates my hovering over him, but that’s just too bad! I think he’s fine, just fussy. Sigh.

    Sending extra smooches to Roscoe and Neville!

    Liked by 2 people

Comments are closed.