And I, like Cyrilla's father, have fallen into the trap and become thoroughly domesticated!
Cat lovers will understand
Posted 21 February 2019 - 17:00
How do they know??? Grey Puss disappeared Tuesday. Wednesday was the day he was booked in to the vets for further treatment for ear nits and to have his operation. He did not put in an appearance. Today he arrived back today at one o' clock. I assume he thought it was too late to be taken to the vet but early enough for lunch. He was supposed to go to the vet fasting but I wasn't quick enough to move the other cats' biscuits. I rushed round closing all windows, doors and shutters and he roamed around yowling loudly. The vet opens at two so I didn't have to put up with that for very long and he walked into the basket by himself
(definitely a mistake!) I shut it at once and drove off. The vet said he would do the operation later this afternoon to give him time to digest and i have to collect him tomorrow morning. I daresay it will take a bit of time for his hormone level to sink but things should eventually be a bit more peaceful.
Posted 21 February 2019 - 21:13
We used to have two cats, both moggies. One was a big strong ginger tom who was very handsome but very dim. To get him to the vet I just laid a trail of munchies round a corner and into the basket - he fell for it every time. The other, a little tabby, was only fooled once, but fortunately she could be stuffed in without much difficulty despite of her protests.
Posted 21 February 2019 - 22:29
Ha! Cats are from Another Place and have MORE than six senses.
I've got to get my two to the V-E-T soon for their annual booster and they are *grrrrrrrrrrrr* at being caught. Last time we managed to get one stuffed into the basket and then trapped the other in a room and my wonderful cleaning lady managed to grab him and manhandle him, fighting for all he was worth, into his carrier.
He's only JUST forgiven her recently - and now I fear she may have to do it again...
Posted 22 February 2019 - 03:35
The trick that worked for me was to place the carrier balanced in a corner vertically, so that the door was at the top. Then I would grab the cat and stuff her in hind feet first. She could never jump out fast enough before I closed the door on her. Though she has gone to the big cat basket in the sky now, I will be visiting my local shelter soon to find a successor.
Posted 06 March 2019 - 07:25
Posted 06 March 2019 - 13:17
Ditto Maizie's post!! I hope the new cat settles in quickly and brings you a lot of pleasure!
Posted 07 March 2019 - 00:00
Excellent news, corenfa .
Hope you find the 'right' name for him/her.
My totes adorbs student does his lesson (a skype one) with his totes adorbs cat Pishi sleeping on the bed behind him . I really want a cat called Pishi!!!
I had the trauma today of getting my two into baskets for their annual trip to the V-E-T. Been stressed about it for a week. But my lovely cleaning lady was AMAZING and managed to do it single-handedly and without any stress. I owe her BIG time!!!
Posted 01 July 2019 - 14:10
Just got back from the vet with our eight year old half Siamese, "Brynner". He has been having respiratory problems for a while and the last time I took him the vet said he couldn't see any problem and it was probably an allergy. Recently the problem has worsened and he has also lost weight. Then last week he became very tired and stayed at home whereas he is usually out and about hunting.
The verdict is not too good. The respiratory problems have nothing to do with his respiratory apparatus as such. X-rays showed that the problem is in the abdomen where a large swelling is now putting pressure on his lungs. The vet was unable to tell me what this swelling was but said it could be liquid. He gave him an injection to reduce any inflammation and booked him in for an operation Thursday. He said he could not say more until he had opened the abdomen and seen what was going on. However, he was not very hopeful about the prognosis. I told him that I would like him to do everything possible to save Brynner but that if the situation was impossible he should not wake him up. I don't want to lose him but I don't want him to be gasping for breath and finally dying a drawn out death by pneumonia. Fingers very tightly crossed.