Today, we wanted to take Lippe to the art gallery, so the three of us got in the car.
Lippe offered to drive, but his feet didn’t reach the pedals, so he had to be content riding in my purse.
When we got to the gallery, it was closed. The gallery used to be open on Tuesdays, with free admission all afternoon. When did the hours change?
Disappointed, we went home again, and ate lunch. Andy tutors at an elementary school on Tuesday afternoons, so I had Lippe to myself for a couple of hours. I took him with me to run errands.
We went to the bank, where Lippe flirted with the teller, taking off his hoodie to show off his muscles. She was impressed, but warned him that it was winter, and he might catch a cold!
Macho Lippe, of course, refused to put his hoodie back on again.
After stopping for gas, I noticed that Lippe was shivering and sneezing. The teller was right—Lippe was coming down with a cold!
Fortunately, our vet’s office is right down the road, and one of the techs was available for an emergency appointment.
The vet tech was very firm with Lippe. She told him he was lucky it was only a cold, since he could have picked up a secondary pneumonia infection. She gave him strict instructions to:
- wear a shirt even indoors
- bundle up in a hoodie whenever he went outdoors
- eat healthy food
- take his vitamins (she gave him a packet)
- get lots of sleep
We went straight home from the vet’s office, postponing the rest of our errands.
Lippe spent the rest of the day bundled up in his new bathrobe, sipping tea in front of the fire. (Did you notice how the bathrobe matches his eyes?)
No more adventures for Lippe until he recovers!
Lippe was introduced in yesterday’s post.