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Fourth times a charm!

We did it, we did it, we did it!

On Saturday, Shadow went to the vet for his second kitty shot.!

After the last three failed attempts, the vet office was nice enough to give me an “open” appointment and just said to bring him in if/when I could get him into his carrier. 

I awoke Saturday morning and went about my day as I would on any other Saturday.  At one point, I’d come in from an errand and Shadow was sitting in the bay window.  I proceeded to the back room and set the carrier up on end.  I then went to the window, patted him and scooped him up quick and calm!  Got him into the carrier and yelled to hubby (he was downstairs) “I’ve got him – quick – let us out the front door!”

Considering the struggle it’s been to get him there, he was actually quite well behaved for the vet so I figure those folks must think I’m completely off my rocker. 

Little man (we won’t be calling him that much longer!) weighed in at a whopping 9 lbs 2 ounces.  We calculate his age to be approximately 6 months.  They say the average cat weighs between 7 and 12 pounds and gains most of their weight in the first year.  Do the math here.  We were either given an inaccurate birthday window or we’re going to have one very large man on our hands!

The next visit will be his final kitty shot as well as the snipping.  “Have him here at 8 a.m. on Monday, December 4th”, they said.



Published in:CurtinCallStories |on November 7th, 2006 |3 Comments »

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3 Responses to “Fourth times a charm!”

  1. Molly Says:

    Go Mary!!!
    When I was a kid, the family cats did this before car trips. We always went to the grandparents for a long summer visit, and the cats would get wind of it and would hide in the most ingenious places. We would have the car all packed up, everyone ready to go, and then we’d have to spend hours hunting for the cats. They hated the long ride and the crates that they had to go into. I remember my father dashing madly after a cat that had escaped his grip.

  2. Ben Says:

    For years we used a travelling vet who did house calls just to avoid the trips to the vet. We stopped that when we moved (it was a little more expensive) but sometimes, it just seems worht a little extra!

  3. Cat Water Fountain Says:

    Thank goodness you got him to the vet – it is very important!

    I have 3 cats and lets just say… carriers work quite well. Each has had to go for various reasons throughout their life (one instance life threatening) and without a carrier we would have been in trouble.

    I wish all cats enjoyed going to the vet : P