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The poor babies survived their annual check up.|
I took today off and enlisted my mom's help to corral my two felines. Or, more specifically, Grady, since he's the major scaredy cat. I picked him up and acted all casual but when I first tried to put him in the cat carrier he managed to bolt from it and go underneath my bed. My mom used a feather duster that he's afraid of to coax him out from underneath. As she was holding him on the bed, I brought the cat carrier in and she put him inside. This time he put up less of a fight. Then his brother Justin willingly climbed in after him. Justin usually sees such opportunities as a chance to do something fun and interesting. I put them in the same carrier so that Justin can keep his little brother company and comfort him.
They are both in perfect health. I didn't have to pay for any shots this time since they are indoor cats and vets realize now that they don't have to give some shots every year because cats keep their immunity. Sometimes giving too many shots of a certain kind can end up in cancerous tumors, so they don't want that to happen. All I have to do is to collect a stool sample and drop it by so they can analyze it.
Justin was walking all over the place as usual. The nurse helped me get Grady out of the carrier and he stayed on the scale for almost the whole visit. However, Grady wasn't visibly trembling as he did last time, which made me feel good. Actually, Justin got rather scared at one point when two dogs began barking at each other out in the lobby. It sounded almost like a dog fight.
I had my mom stop by my bank so I could deposit me check. My mom then remembered after we got there that it was MLK Day and, sure enough, it was closed. I had her take me to the grocery store where I bought a Starbucks. I also saw a Guitar World with Pete Townsend on the cover and noticed it contained a transcription of Behind Blue Eyes, so I bought it. I had been wanting to learn how to play that song recently. But Jesus Christ! GW's cost eight bucks an issue now! Jeez!
at least they didn't jump into the garbage can at the vet's. glad they're both hardy!
The vet said that some cats do that! Justin just ambled around, getting into every nook and cranny. I forgot to mention that Grady actually got into their sink at the end of the visit. I think he felt secure hiding in there. At least he wasn't trembling the whole visit like last time, the poor little baby.
yeah, miss kitty is one of those cats. almost every time - right into the garbage and has from her first visit after her adoption six years ago. so silly. she also likes to lay on the computer keyboard - something she never does at home.
That's cute! My cats usually are never in the sinks at home, but they do so at the vet. I think Grady got in theirs because it helped him hide a little. I think poor Justin would have been a lot less anxious if that dog fight hadn't broke out in the lobby!
Yay for healthy vet visits!
Yes! It helps that they give each other lots of exercise. I think one reason why Smokey lived so long was because she got such good medical care; you have to take care of the pets you're lucky to have.