30 June 2017

Feline Friday: A Trip to the Vet

 Lily had to go to the vet this week for a quick check-up and vaccines. It was really hard to get out the carrier, because the last time I used it was the final time I had to take Tinsel to the vet. :(  We miss our sissy terribly!

Unlike Tinsel, Lily walks right into the carrier and makes herself comfortable. She's even very sweet on the drive across town. I caught some pictures of her at a stop light.
 

She shoved her nose through the door and wrapped her gum casually around the bar!

 

 She didn't really make a peep until we arrived at the vet. You can see by the look on her face that she suddenly realized we were not going out to dinner!
 
 Lily was quiet as could be while we were in the waiting room. Dogs, cats, and even a ferret came through and she didn't react at all. In fact, I thought she was going to take a nap. I HAD A BRIEF, PROUD MOMENT! What a good girl!

 But once we entered the exam room, she turned into a MONSTER. I'm not exaggerating. 

As usual, she became a hissing, snarling ball of claws! We had to dismantle the carrier and wrap her in a towel to extract her safely. 

THERE ARE NO PICTURES OF THIS PART OF OUR VISIT. 
She looked kind of like this, but with 1,000 sharp claws!
 
 As I've noted before, Lily's file is marked "FEISTY". The vet even suggested a light sedative next time!

I was mainly concerned about Lily's weight. She had to be weighed in her carrier, then the weight of the carrier subtracted. Yesterday's verdict: 11.5 pounds, up only a little from 11.4 last time. Ideally, she should weigh around 10 pounds, but the vet said it would be OK if she just stays at her current weight. We're working on that...

Naturally after we were done, she climbed right into the carrier and transformed back into her sweet little self for the ride home.

Gotta love our little Jekyll and Hyde kitty! :)
jp

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