February 13th 2012 10:26 am
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So – the Sleep’s received an anonymous valentine, and the little fearsome Fearless is besotted with her valentine Snow. I guess that leaves it to me to be the sardonic and solitary, but stalwart family chronicler. C'est la vie.
Anyway, we all went to the vet today – not a pleasant experience, but things went well. The Big Sleep and I had our Rabies-FELV/FVRCP boosters – don’t have to go back for those for another 3 years – yay! The Fearless Wonder had her 1 yr Rabies booster, and - as the Mama suspected – earmites in her right ear. The vet cleaned the ear (ouch!) and put some meds in it, plus prescribed Revolution to prevent their coming back. Which, BTW, we all get during the summer months anyway, because it takes care of other things like fleas and some worms and such. The pawrents were going to bring in a stool specimen for Fearless, but decided it was needless: because of our being out in the dirt-floored cattery, plus walking around the property which has ferals running around everywhere, they have already decided to put us on a yearly or bi-yearly worming plan, or more often if it seems necessary. The Mama is not against checking our poops herself with a magnifying glass now and again, if she has to. No one wants a belly full of worms.
Oh, and we all cried on the drive over, though only a little on the return (I think we realized we were headed home.) Sleep is a little heavy – well, heck – you don’t have to be a rocket scientist (or a vet) to tell me that! The Mama says she’s gonna cut back on her kibble (snicker, SNORK! – yeah, right!)
I was a little hissy on my return, and Fearless was kinda like kissing the floor she was so happy that we came back. (When we were at the vets, she got to go first, and after that she did NOT want to come back out of that carrier to get her ears cleaned. She kept repeating over and over again, “Please don’t leave me here; please don’t leave me here!”) Sleeper, true to her nature, inspected the house briefly, then ate some kibble and went to sleep! MOL
Glad to hear the vet trip went okay for you girls! Poor Fearless :-( Skittles had earmites in her ears when Mommy started fostering her... So, Skittles had her ears cleaned and had to be given medicine in them, too. YUCK. Skittles says she is so sorry for Fearless going through that! No wonder the poor thing was so happy to be home! MOL Feel better, Fearless!
Glad you girls survived the vet trip!! :-)
Yeah, poor Fearless and Skittles! The Mama was cringing every time that vet lady stuck a fresh Q-tip in her ear. But she seems no worse for it now - she's zooming around like crazy! Which reminds me of a sign we saw on the vet's wall: UNATTENDED CHILDREN WILL BE GIVEN AN ESPRESSO AND A FREE KITTEN.
So glad all is ok with the vet visit. I think Sleeper looks smashing as is, I'll bet it is her fur that makes appear overweight.....Poor Fearless..... make sure you get lots of treats.
Oh, yeah - it's the fur! (snicker, giggle)
We all had ear mites too and so did booboo it was awful getting that jucky stuff put into our ears. Glad you are all doing well otherwise. That was a cute sign you saw at the vets.
Mama tried to take a pic of me afterwards 'cause the fur on the top of my head was sticking out like I was a punk cat, but it didn't come out well.
I forgot to say that it was because of the stuff she'd rubbed in my ear, and it had gotten all over the place!
oh that stuff is just awful and mom had to bring it home and put it in our ears every other day for a week. I am glad you were feeling well once you got back home