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Mom let me out after supper tonight and I thought she was being so nice.  However, she started following me around.  I walked on the deck and she followed me.  I jumped down in the grass and she followed me.  What was she doing???  Next thing I knew, she had picked me up and was carrying me to the gate.  Now, she’ll tell you that’s not an easy thing for her to do.  I’m not exactly made of marshmallows.  Anyway, suddenly I was in the car and she was starting it!  What’s happening?

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Oh, this was not cool.  She took me to the doctor lady’s house!!!  Did I say I wanted to go there?  Why, Mom???  I don’t think I’ll speak to you for a few minutes.

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As usual, I had to try and get all my floofiness into that little basket.  I even had to get my tail in there!

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Mom, it’s sooooooooo humiliating!!!  Why don’t you get in this box and see how you feel?  Then the doctor lady told you that I weigh just a little under 22 pounds.  I didn’t want her to tell you!  Now I’m not speaking to her, either.

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What are you doing, doctor lady?  I told you I’m not speaking to you.  Do you want me to tell everyone how much you weigh?

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Mom, please don’t let her take me!  I heard her say something about shots.  I also heard you tell her that I should have a “manny” “petty”.  I don’t know what that is.  I know I’m a man cat and I’m you’re pet so I’m hoping it’s something good.  (Readers…….don’t let those humans fool you.  I had my claws all nice and sharp for wrestling with Steinbeck and now they’re gone.  I found out a “manny” “petty” means “goodbye claws”.

I finally got home safe and sound and took a nap.  I heard Mom talking about me having to go back in June for some dental work.  I didn’t like hearing that!  I hope they all forget!

From the Mom:  Hemingway was so good at the vet’s.  He is the most mellow cat around and the doctor said she wishes all her patients were like that.  We will have to have a tooth worked on and possibly extracted.  I’ll take him in early in the morning and then bring him home at night.  It’s the first time he’s had any surgery and of course Mom is worried.  For now, we’re just going to have cuddle time.

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I should have known I was in for trouble when Mom got home and put my blanket in my carrier.  Yes, it was my turn to go the doctor lady’s house.  The first thing they did after they let me out of my carrier was weigh me.  I now weigh four pounds and four ounces so I’m still growing.  Everything checked out just fine and I got the last of my kitten shots.  YIPPEEE!!!!  Oh, and Mom had them put something called a chip in me.  I asked her if it was a pita chip ‘cuz I really love those.  I thought if it was a pita chip, they should put it in my mouth ‘cuz that’s the best way to get it in me.  She said she would explain later when I wasn’t so wound up.  Do I have a key on my back???  It was good to get back home and to know that I don’t have to go back there for a long time now.  I’m sure they’re going to miss me!  Oh, and while I was in back with the doctor lady, Mom was out front holding the Clinic Kitty whose name is Puff.  They said I look just like Puff did when he was a baby.

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Believe me………I DIDN’T!!!!!!!!!!

Hey Shakespeare, I think this is for you!

Hey Shakespeare, I think this is for you!

Are there treats inside?

Are there treats inside?

Mom!!!  You brought me to the doctor lady's house, didn't you?  Whatever you do, DON'T open that door.

Mom!!! You brought me to the doctor lady’s house, didn’t you? Whatever you do, DON’T open that door.

Mom!  You're letting the lady doctor do something to me!

Mom! You’re letting the lady doctor do something to me!

Are you sure this scale isn't rigged?

Are you sure this scale isn’t rigged?

Oh no....don't tell Mom how much I weigh.  She'll cut out my treats.

Oh no….don’t tell Mom how much I weigh. She’ll cut out my treats.

I can't believe Mom let them give me a mani pedi!  I'm so humiliated.

I can’t believe Mom let them give me a mani pedi! I’m so humiliated.

I will continue to sing the song of my people long into the night.  Mom is not going to forget what trauma and drama went on tonight.  Yeoooooooooooow

I will continue to sing the song of my people long into the night. Mom is not going to forget what trauma and drama went on tonight. Yeoooooooooooow

From the Mom…..There’s no way I will quickly forget tonight.  Shakespeare is not a happy camper when he has to leave the house.  I almost fainted when the doctor lady told me I have to bring him back in three weeks for a booster shot!!!!  I may need to be hospitalized!  However, the good news is that both boys are healthy…a little too healthy.  Hemingway is 20 pounds and Shakespeare is 16 pounds.  They both need to lose a little but as the doctor lady said, “They are very big boys!”  She was amazed at the size of Shakespeare’s feet and his fluffy tail.

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Copy of P1030558This can’t be good.  Mom has the moving box thing out.  I know Hemingway never gets to go for rides in this, but I do.  I don’t think I want to go for a ride today.

Copy of P1030564I knew it!!!!  That moving box thing brought me over to the doctor man’s house.  Mr. Jeff……..I don’t want to be weighed.  I don’t care if you have a nice watch on, get your hands off me!

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 Now that you’re done humiliating me, I’ll just calmly walk off this stupid contraption and forget it ever happened!

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Yes, I see that treat you tried to bribe me with, but I’m not interested.  I am not speaking to that treat!  It’s not working.  You took my temperature in a really embarrassing way and then you gave me two shots.  I don’t want that stupid treat.

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 Dr. Kris……….what part of “I don’t want to be held” don’t you understand???  Just put me down so I can go see Mom.

From the Mom:

It’s always an adventure taking Shakespeare to see the Doctor Man.  He really didn’t want Jeff to weigh him ‘cuz he was afraid he would be told he had to stop eating so much.  Well, he weighs a little over 15 pounds which is exactly the same as last year so he’s doing great.  He had an excellent report and was told that he’s very healthy.  He wasn’t excited about getting his nails trimmed and told everyone in the clinic about it.  To make matters worse, when we went to the doctor’s house it was raining and he didn’t like to hear the rain hitting his carrier.  He didn’t seem to care that the rain was drenching me.  When we got home, he gave a big sigh of relief and shortly after this is where I found him:

I'm just going to take a quick nap, Mom.

I’m just going to take a quick nap, Mom.

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I’ve been reading about my other fur people friends who have had to make trips to the doctor people.  Even Hemingway had to go see our doctor man, but I thought I was safe ‘cuz Mom didn’t mention anything and there wasn’t any scribbling on that calendar thing on the wall.

The other night she brought up my “carry me out of the house” holder.  I was skeptical at first but she just put it down and walked away.  When she didn’t do anything more about it, I figured she brought it up so I could sleep in it without Hemingway bothering me.

I sure hope they have room service at this hotel.

I sure hope they have room service at this hotel.

Today Mom got home early from work and first thing I knew, she put me in the “carry me out of the house” holder and took me out to her car.  Hemingway stayed in the house and I swear I heard him laughing.  We went for a short ride but I let Mom know I was not happy at all with this adventure.  Then when we got to the VCA Bloomington Animal Hospital (http://www.vcahospitals.com/bloomington/home) I announced my arrival loudly and firmly!  I’m not sure why the humans in there were laughing at me.  Even Mom was giggling!  I was trying to sound very ferocious!

Now, take a look at this:

Copy of P1020827See that hand?  That hand belongs to Jeff and I just know he made the scale say I weigh lots more than I do.  He claims I weigh a little over 15 pounds.  Well, if you take your hand away, Jeff, you might discover I’m actually a lean 11 pounds.  Hemingway…..you better check and see if Jeff did the same thing to you.  I think Jeff just wants our doctor man to tell us to go on diets!

I heard a noise in the hall.  I think we better get out of here!

I heard a noise in the hall. I think we better get out of here!

I'm showing all my readers where the doctor man gave me a shot!  He did it without my permission.

I’m showing all my readers where the doctor man gave me a shot! He did it without my permission.

I’m also not speaking to Mom right now.  She told the doctor man to give me a manicure and a pedicure.  I thought that meant I was going to get some neat fish or something.  When I found out he was going to take me out of the room so I couldn’t see Mom, I knew I was in trouble.  So I yelled.  And I yelled.  And I yelled.

Mom tried to take a picture of me when the doctor man came back with me but she said she was laughing so hard that she couldn’t hold the camera still.  She said she heard me throughout the building.  She says to apologize for the poor quality of this picture, but I say she shouldn’t have taken it anyway so it serves her right!

I was really a hand full for the doctor man.

I was really a hand full for the doctor man.

So, that’s how my Thursday went.  How was yours?  By the way, the doctor man said I was very healthy and that I didn’t have any problems…..other than not liking to come visit him!

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Shakespeare here and I’m going to tell all our readers about my trip tonight.  Mom tried to make it sound exciting, but you know where she took me?  She took me to see the doctor man!!!  When Mom got home from work I just wanted to go outside and play.  I figured it was going to be a normal night ‘cuz Mom let us out when she got home.  However, I should have known something was up ‘cuz she gave us treats early.  She tried putting me in the carrier and I told her in no uncertain terms that I was not getting into it.  I thought I’d won that battle but next thing I knew she had me wrapped in a towel and was carrying me out to the car.  I was NOT happy!

On the way over to the doctor man’s house, I voiced my thoughts loud and clear.  Mom was really surprised at how loud I could meow.  I showed her!  Mom kept petting me and told me everything was going to be fine.  I was the one who had to see the doctor man…..not her.  Mom had some music that she was playing in the car and she said it was kitty music.  I started listening to it and I could hear birds and other kitties and calming music.  I thought it was nice and I did relax.

Here’s the doctor man greeting me and trying to check to make sure I didn’t have any lumps.  Since Mom was right there I didn’t mind too much.

This was soooooo embarrassing!!!  The doctor man made me get on this thing that tells him how much I weigh.  Stupid Mom took a picture of me on that thing.  I didn’t think that was nice at all.  However, the doctor man told me I was a big kitty but I am not overweight.  I was happy ‘cuz he told Hemingway that he was chunky!

After that I tried hiding behind Mom’s purse so nobody could see me.  I had no idea what was next!

I didn’t know what the doctor man was looking for but I figured if I stayed real still he would quit looking.

Why did you bring me here, Mom?  I just wanted to play outside.  Did you notice I was the ONLY kitty in the waiting room?  Why did I have to be here with all those dogs?  To make matters worse, I had to go into a room where dogs get their exams and shots.  I wanted to be in one of the kitty rooms.

Please God, if I promise to be extra good will you tell Mom to bring Hemingway to see the doctor man in my place next time?

Don’t I look adorable?  I got a new carrier and I really like it.  Maybe going to see the doctor man wasn’t all that bad after all.  I know he told me I got a shot but I sure didn’t feel it.  He’s a good doctor!  I think I was a good kitty at the doctor’s house and Mom agrees.  Besides, some people there told me I was very handsome and I love hearing that!

So, that’s my excitement for the evening.  I think I’m going to go to bed early tonight…..if Hemingway will leave me alone!  If I learned anything from this, I learned that I shouldn’t be afraid of the doctor man.  He’s just making sure I’m healthy and I know if I’m healthy then Mom’s happy.  To my fur people readers, be sure to have your humans take you for regular visits to the doctor’s house so you don’t get sick.

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