Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Boyz Are No Longer Banditos

Sometimes my schedule and my paychecks just don't align with annual rabies shot day. And so, after three post cards from my so super fantastic awesome vet - Chad Reynolds and Central Vet Clinic in Summerville, SC (go there!!!) - I managed to find a day for the wonderful event known as stuffing the cats into their carriers and driving them 20 miles each way for their check ups.

Oy. Now, Loki gave me some serious trouble a few vet visits ago. Actually, he ended up staying home and I went to the human doc to have my wounds cleaned and one butterflied (doc thought about a couple of stitches, but didn't want to close off a cat inflicted wound, so if you see me, ask me to show you the scar).

So, next visit super awesome vet called in a sedative to a closer vet so I wouldn't have to drive to his office to pick it up. It worked a bit, but I still had to crawl under the bed, drag out a hissing and growling Loki-fur and stuff him in a carrier.

This time, I managed to completely fool Loki. Huh, what, wait! I'm in a carrier, how'd that happen?

It was Thor who gave me the trouble. No blood this time, so minor trouble. I'd forgotten, but he hadn't - his last vet trips involved enemas and fluids and pooping in front of dogs. So I had to lure him with some catnip and wrap him up in a towel to stuff him in the carrier. Ever try to do that? Not a easy as it sounds as cats can magically have no bones in their bodies at will.

As I said, no blood shed, so it was a successful trip. Loki has lost weight like he was supposed to, down to 12 pounds from 13+. His giant fangs are not causing any problems, his giant nipple is still a "normal abnormality".

Thor has gained a bit of weight. He is also 12 pounds, but he'd lost over a pound with the blocked intestine thing, so he is back at his normal weight. And Chad can't hear his heart murmur anymore either, so we are considering him grown out of it.

And they both got rabies shots so they are no longer outlaw banditos, although I think Thor liked being a rebel.

Next trip will be in February for teeth cleaning. Volunteers?

Loki sez: That was not an enjoyable experience.

Thor sez: Eh, better than my last trip.


Josie said...

I know what you mean about a trip to the vets, when we have to take ours, they suddenly find every hiding place in the house!
Josie x

Anonymous said...

This has nothing to do with today's post BUT I have been meaning to tell you that I forwarded your post a few months ago about the plan that partners nurses with new moms etc. To a friend of mine that works for the Indiana Dept of Health.And they are trying to find a way to fund it .
Thanks for the info.....God Bless, Pam, South Bend

JanetLee said...

Pam! I was just wondering about you the other day. Good to "see" you. Thank you so much for sending the info on. It is an awesome program with proven results.

JanetLee said...

Josie - I swear they just "know" that something is going to happen, don't they?

Sharon said...

Oh, they absolutely do know. Spike manages to grow 18 legs when I try to lower him into the carrier (it's actually easier this way than trying to shove him in sideways. The last time, there were three of us and it still took 10 minutes to get him in there.

Fortunately, I have a platform bed, so there's no hiding place there. If he ever decides to get under the old clawfoot tub, though, I'll have to cancel the vet appointment.