We have had a bit of a blip this weekend. Having travelled to Essex to celebrate Mother's Day, or as my Mother insists, Mothering Sunday, we had to find a vet yesterday, urgently. Fletcher had been stung, or as it turns out, bitten by a viper on Saturday afternoon. By Sunday he was a very unhappy boy and obviously needed medical attention so we found a Vet providing out of hours services and drove into Southend with him. He was kept in the animal hospital overnight, having had his blood tested to determine if there was any damage to his internal organs he was then put on a drip, given strong pain killers, anti- histamine and anti-biotic. We will know at lunchtime today whether we rescue him and bring him home or whether he needs to stay in hospital another night. Fingers crossed he is well enough today to rejoin his 'pack' today.