Monthly Wrap-Up, August 2022

It’s almost September! Time flies, doesn’t it?

Our cat, Peter (female), gave birth to six kittens at the end of July. The kittens were very tiny and until two weeks later, we did not realize they were born premature. After the first ten days, one kitten died. Then another… and another. By the end of August second week, we lost three kittens. Then, Peter had a gum infection. She stopped eating and after a day or two, stopped feeding the kittens too. The remaining three were howling the whole time, calling their mumma to feed them.

We tried to feed them but saw they had a bad eye and mouth infection. By then, Peter fell so sick that she had to be taken to the vet hospital. The vet said the kittens will not survive for long but they will do their best to save Peter and we brought her at the right time. Any delay and her recovery would have been so-so. The kittens were alive for 4-6 days without a drop of water or milk. We couldn’t feed them with a dropper and it was so sad to see them die. The strongest in the lot survived for six days without food or water.

Peter spent almost a week in the hospital and had two weeks of antibiotics. She still has a bit of gum pain but she’s feeling much better. It was touch and go – we did not know if she will survive but she did. Turns out, our Peter is a strong girl. 🙂 She was a stray until this January – that is when she came to our place. We will get her spayed once she recovers completely.

I took a ten day break from blogging. The first few days I spent fussing on Peter. I also did a bit of craft work and added finishing touches to an oil painting I started months ago. I haven’t done crafts before and it was quite an interesting experience. I have some craft ideas in mind for this month. After all, we have a couple of festivals coming up. Time to get creative. 🙂

Reading wise, this has been a slow month. I have a lot of ARC backlogs and I hope to read them as soon as possible. I don’t like to keep them pending for a long time.

Reviews on the blog this month:

Murder in Fulbridge Village by Jay Gill

Slain at the Sea by Cindy Bell

A Forgotten Shadow by H. L. Marsay

An Inconspicuous Murder by Norah Winter

Murder at the Convent by Tanya R. Taylor

A Murder of Crows by Sarah Yarwood-Lovett

Murder by Mudpack by Jean G. Goodhind

A Killing in Costumes by Zac Bissonnette

The Green Rush by Libby Howard

Blue Murder by Cath Staincliffe

Hit and Run by Cath Staincliffe

One Greek Summer by Kate Frost

A Cornish Recipe for Murder by Fiona Leitch

Bidding for Revenge by Victoria Tait

Till Daph Do Us Part by Phillipa Nefri Clark

In Too Steep by Kate Kingsbury

Bookish Posts:

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday, 2 August 2022

Top Ten Tuesday, 9 August 2022

It’s Monday! What are you reading?

It’s Monday! What are you Reading?

Weekly Wrap-up

Weekly Wrap-Up, 1-7 August 2022

Weekly Wrap-Up, 8 – 14 August 2022

Cover Reveal: Under the Cloud by B.R. Erlank

See ya in September!

Follow The Book Decoder on:

8 thoughts on “Monthly Wrap-Up, August 2022

    1. Thanks, Laurie.
      Peter had an appointment with the vet yesterday. She’s 70% recovered (as per the vet). Ten more days of antibiotics and she might be completely fine.

    1. Too much going on around so had to take a short break.
      I still have a lot of books pending to be read. 🙈

Comments are closed.