Sunday Selections was originally brought to us by Kim, of Frogpondsrock, as an ongoing meme where participants could post previously unused photos languishing in their files.
Huge thanks to Cie who gave me this wonderful Sunday Selections image.
The meme was then continued by River at Drifting through life. Sadly she has now stepped aside (though she will join us some weeks), and I have accepted the mantle.
The rules are so simple as to be almost non-existent. Post some photos under the title Sunday Selections and link back to me. Clicking on any of the photos will make them embiggen.
I usually run with a theme. This week I am starting with the issue which has been our focus for most of the week. Jazz had a spectacular vomiting episode. After it (most unusually for a food oriented cat) he stopped eating. And drinking. So we went to the vet. She gave him an anti-nausea shot and we brought him home. He ate a little - then stopped again. Naturally after the vet closed for the weekend.
So we went back on Monday. He didn't have a temperature, but flatly refused food or water, and was obviously miserable. Some of the possible reasons were incredibly nasty. Many, many tests followed. All inconclusive. He was dehydrated and spent the night on a drip. He was given an appetite stimulant and started to eat again - so we were able to bring the punk pussy home.
This was taken before his vet odyssey.
And these after. He is now eating, purring and much more his usual self, but the follow-up visit to the vet yesterday indicates he probably has feline pancreatitus. A further visit next week. Poor Jazz.
Now to (mostly) less stressful images. Spring is nearly here.
I am pleased to see the crocus in bloom.
I really liked this anemone. I was lucky to photograph it because less than half an hour later the vandal birds had beheaded (and shredded) it. As they have done to dozens of other anemones, daffodils, the iris in the photo above, jonquils, violets, geraniums, lavender, ixia, the camellia bushes...
The bees and less destructive birds are enjoying the grevillea.
And the wattle (the emblem of our land) is starting to come out, and blazing in the sun.
Finishing with some of our less destructive avian visitors.
Male King Parrot.
We can now hand feed at least one of the crimson rosellas.
A female King Parrot.
And a corella for Susan Kane, who often asks for them.
I hope your week(s) are blooming lovely.