It's just past 4 in the morning.
I've been up since one-ish. Georgia's been really restless.
After more than a week of grey skies and rain, it was suddenly very hot and muggy yesterday. We had to turn on the air conditioning to cool the house down and to keep the mosquitoes away. They're swarming despite the bug spray, mosquito coils and citronella we've been burning.
I think there's something wrong with Georgia. I thought it might be the air conditioning in the bedroom. She's not great with cold. She's been walking in and out of the bedroom, going down stairs and back up again. I checked out back, to see if maybe she had a bad tummy, but couldn't see or smell anything.
I decided she was just probably feeling the effects of yesterday's heat or not liking the air conditioning. Then, at 3 something, she started crying.
I found her at the top of the stairs.
Her tail was hanging down and looking really limp, almost between her legs. She let me palpate it. It's definitely sensitive around the base. I've run my hands all over her body, looked into her ears and spread her toes to check for ticks. In this heat, that's always a possibility. Maybe she ate something bad. She picked up some buns in the bushes at Elkington the day before yesterday. I hope it wasn't baited food.
All sorts of bad thoughts are going through my head at the moment.
I was sitting in the guest room with her when I started writing this, but I'm downstairs now because she's moving about again and occasionally whining.
It's almost 5 now. I've been googling pain at base of tail, limp tail, problems in the anal or rump area.
I can't wait for the vet to open at 8.
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