What a day yesterday!
I had booked a vet appointment for Jonesy. Poor guy has to go to the vet about four times a year to “get his butt squeezed”. More precisely, have his anal glands expressed. Ewww. This isn’t very common in cats. In fact, when I first suggested to my vet that he needed it, she was doubtful. A quick check confirmed — “Oh, yes, he’s quite full.” Years ago, one of my cats needed this treatment — but I think only once. At that time someone told me, “You can save money and learn how to do that yourself, you know.” Let me put this clearly. I don’t care what it costs. I am happy to pay the vet to do this! Especially since on one occasion the vet managed to spray the contents of Jonesy’s anal glands all over the walls of the exam room!! And I got to just walk away.
Then, poor Storm hadn’t pooped in more than 48 hours.
So I loaded both up and took a cab to Storm’s vet, dropped her off, jumped on the TTC and headed to Jonesy’s vet. Then back to pick up Storm and get everyone home in time to go out for lunch!
Jonesy is fine. Not his worst visit. Storm, on the other hand, had yet another “plug”. The vet cleared that — unfortunately while I was there and could hear — and decided we should try “Restoralax”, a human laxative. Partly because she thinks it will help with her colon muscles, but also (and here’s another awesome thing about Dr. Amanda) because if this is a chronic condition, it’s a much easier, less expensive way to help her, thus making it easier for potential adopters. Again, both Dr. Amanda and Nicole, her assistant, talked about how lovely and sweet Storm is. Right now, she’s on my desk, purring up a storm (ha!) and rubbing against me, making typing difficult and making it nearly impossible to use the mouse. Oh, I wish this lovely girl could get her own home.
Bonus cute kitten photos (from the Author kittens’ photo shoot) to balance out the unpleasantness: