Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ehhhh, Not So Much...

"First of all, me-om still won't let me outside.  She's even closed the window during the day and keeps me locked up in her room at night!!  I am soooooo mad. She put a warm wrung-out washcloth on my spots where the vet cut my fur off and that felt okay yesterday.  But then she wanted to do it again!!  Neeee-oooooowwwwwwww!!!!!  This is an affront to the dignity of cats everywhere."

Riiiiiiight.  Hate to tell you kidoski but you will be getting heat of some kind (if I can just figure out how!) until that pus softens up!  I would have recognized the big one as a bite if it hadn't been so hard and come up so fast.  I've run across bites before and had to do the "Bad cat! What have you been doing?!"  And taking care since cats heal from the outside in.  He's had one antibiotic already and that seems to make him think he's all fine now.  Silly kitty!  Now that the internet is up again though I'm sure that he'll be helping with the Winter Holiday section.  We don't have the cards in yet and I'll probably wait on those unless someone needs them sooner than I get them up.  I'm still peering at Cafepress waiting for the 2011 calendars to be ready because I've got two calendars to go up.  One of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde & one of my drawings.  I should be hearing from disability soon (first time around is usually 80% no) and I'm still knocking wood that my ex will find a new job soon.  Whew!!  Life has been interesting around here!  Especially with the Pernicious Fleas showing back up!

Star - "blech!  I hate Pernicious Fleas!"
Mr. Kitten - "I hates them more."
Star - "Heh, but at least I'm svelte & can scratch faster."
Mr. Kitten - "Get back here!!!"
Star - "Look!  Mom got the Mistletoe Cat up!"

Thomas - "I like this one too."

PS We want to thank our wonderful vet again.  They called us up this morning to check on Star, see how he was doing, remind us to bring him back in a week if he wasn't all better, and to feel free to call anytime we had any questions or concerns about him or the other kitties.  [I don't think it's just because they're prejudiced... every time we bring Da Boys in everyone on the staff comes out to squeeeeee over them... but after all, they are handsome boys!!]

Me-om!! You Can't Put Up THOSE Pictures!!

"Mean ole' mommy took me to the VET today!!  She put on my pretty black harness but i snucked it off in the car.  Hahahahaha!  But she just put my leash on my collar.  Mean old mommy.  The vet took me back to weigh me and take my temperature (blech!) and then they shaved my beautiful fur!!!  Mommy had looked to bite wounds when first noticed the bump, since that's a common reason for cat bumps but she didn't find any.  But boy did that vet!!  He said the pus was hard too!  Icky icky poo poo is what I say.  (Although I do like this vet office better than the other ones)"

"Me-ooooom!!  Did you have to put up this picture too???  I'll be taking antibiotics for the next 7 days.  The vet said he could give me a shot but it was more 'spensive".    Momma smiled and said pills are fine, I've been pilling cats for almost all my life.  [Zaphy's eyes widen, "Did you know mom's gonna be 50 next year??" "Stop interrupting me, I'm on a roll here."]  So I have to have a pill every day and something called heat packs.  bleck!  I bet mom won't let me outside either!!  And what's more, if I'm not better in a week, I have to go back!!  They didn't even have greenies for mommy to get for me.  Or pernicious flea stuff.  ::sigh::  Silly ole vet."

This is in the shop but I do need some advice from other Cat Moms & Dads.  The vet recommended head packs.  Has anyone actually had luck with this?  And if so, how?!  I've taken care of over 100 rescued cats in my life and never had to deal with this!!  (yeah, I'm pretty amazed as well!) 

So sorry this wasn't up yesterday!!  We're having internet problems!!