Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Dear Cat, we would like to advise you....

That your vet quota for the [insert period we haven't decided on] has been reached. Further veterinary visits may involve serious discussions about your future as a pet in this household. Also, you are now suspected of being the Backpack Bandit. You should probably consider not scratching either Human 1 or Human 2 they make you swallow tablets twice a day for the next few days as Human 2 is not particularly impressed with you right now. Human 1 still loves you.

Yours sincerely,
Human 1 and Human 2
After a scare that had me in tears intermittently for about 36 hours, it turns out that Matilda is fine. The blood test results I mentioned came out with a higher level of creatine than normal and the vet wanted to do a urine test. So of course jenu being jenu stressed out completely and stupidly googled creatine in cats. I should have known better because googling medical related things never ever ends well. Ever.

For 36 hours I thought her kidneys were failing and we'd have to put her down. I may have overreacted slightly.

But when you look into a face like this......

Note the shaved part of her neck. The man (Human 2) has taken to calling her Shavox. She's now sporting a cute bandage on her paw too so she looks pretty tough.
So this morning I had to take her to the vet for the teeth cleaning and urine sample. The vet told me to put her in her cage first thing so she couldn't go to the toilet. Not cool. Of course as soon as I put her in the cage she peed in it which meant handing over a urine soaked cat at the vets. I kind of think if there is $780 involved the vet can't get upset about a stinky cat (smelly cat!). The urine had a very familiar smell about it too. But to be fair to Matilda I'm not about to compare their urine to find out who the Backpack Bandit is. So far our investigations into the matter have been fruitless.

Anyway all is well now and I think it best that we avoid the vet until after our overseas trip.

- Jen

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Okay, so you had the prime opportunity to call this blog "Smelly Cat, Smelly Cat, it's not your fault..." But you made reference to it, so I guess that makes it okay...