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A Trip to the Vet

Cairo had to go on for his Senior Checkup today.

We gave him the pills to "calm him down," the half-dose recommended, two hours before going. Then, since it really wasn't showing any signs of working, I gave him the other half pill (as the bottle said could be done).

Then we went to put him in the carrier.

This is the towel we tried to wrap him in:

Oh, HE'S okay. That's all our blood. I forgot to trim his needle-sharp claws before we started this. Oops. And once we were there, he came out wobbly (thanks, sedative) and covered in his own mess (poor baby gets SO worked up), so he and the carrier had to be cleaned before he could be checked over... but fortunately, he's very healthy for his age (needs his teeth cleaned again, but that can wait). We got more sedatives for next time, and... well, we'll see. Now he's VERY wobbly and wandering around aimlessly, his eyes all big and dilated.

And I am exhausted.

I keep forgetting to record S.H.I.E.L.D.

And just 'cause I'm looking at pictures, here's Barb and me at Yosemite in, I think, around 1996 or so:

When I scan old pictures, I do see the difference film makes...

The chances of rain are greater tomorrow. It certainly didn't rain today.


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Oct. 10th, 2013 03:16 am (UTC)
Oh wow... that is NOT a small amount of blood. Cairo was pretty serious about not going to the vet! Glad he's checked out okay and hopefully you aren't too badly wounded.

I keep forgetting to record S.H.I.E.L.D.

Darn! We just deleted the first two episodes off our DVR last night! I think it might be available online, though, as most things are these days. As you saw over on my LJ, I'm enjoying it, but I'm not wowed by it.
Oct. 10th, 2013 03:21 am (UTC)
Yeah, the wound that bled the most for me is a little swollen pinprick; the scratches that didn't bleed actually hurt more... :)

I figure we'll see it online or in reruns; we saw the first episode since they re-broadcast it and it was okay, but missed it since.
Oct. 10th, 2013 03:17 am (UTC)
Great Jeebus! Clean those battle wounds!

Glad the CAT is okay, at least!
Oct. 10th, 2013 03:23 am (UTC)
We did all the proper cleaning of wounds!

Yes, he is. Sleepy, though! :)
Oct. 10th, 2013 03:29 am (UTC)
I see Neosporin in someone's future. That's a lot of blood.

I'm glad Cairo is fine, probably pissed as hell but fine.

I keep forgetting to go look at Shield on line...
Oct. 10th, 2013 10:47 pm (UTC)
He hit the joint on my thumb, and I swear, despite looking like a pin-prick NOW (albeit swollen and bruised), it bled like crazy.

He's the only cat we've ever had who actually hisses at the cat carrier when he sees it.
Oct. 11th, 2013 01:34 am (UTC)
oh my. poor thumb

snort. Kanda hears it and he immediate goes under something (couch/bed/whatever his fat buttocks can fit under)
Oct. 10th, 2013 04:14 am (UTC)
And then Kathy and Barb went to the ER and had their wounds, honorably earned on the field of feline battle, stitched up so they could live to fight another day.

Oct. 10th, 2013 06:47 am (UTC)
Gods, Cairo really is like my siamese cat Toby was, your doppelganger cat brings back some ER memories of having to take him and Clep to the vet. The ER trip was for my mom after Cleo bit her trying to free her from the the bed rungs that Cleo had gotten caught in. My mother was made to go the ER by our vet and my mom didn't want to because she was afraid they would want to put our 13 year old cat Cleo down. Cleo was a mean b_tch of a cat but she loved my mother and had never bit her. And when the animal control offical called her, my mother started crying and the offical had to calm her down and just tell her that Cleo had to remain in the house for quartine for three weeks. Well all our cats are indoor only, so that was no problem.
But Toby too was a a$$hole to take the vet and he hated it their, one time he got out of his cage with a new intern and chased her around the room. They had to bring out the leather gloves and sedatives for Toby when we went to the vet.
But at home he was absolute angel, even for givging his insulin shots, my mother would call him he would jump up on the desk and would sit without anyone holding him and he would just allow us to give him the shot twice a day, even when we had a babysitter doing it for us. Acourse no one believed it, but Toby I think was smart enough to realize that those shots made him feet better and we wer trying to help him. I don't think your Sam ever even figured that out.
Oct. 10th, 2013 12:46 pm (UTC)
Oh dear, hope you guys are okay post-Cairo-vet-visit.

And look at you two adventurers! :))

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