May 24th 2011 1:07 am
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What a busy day today!! It is Victoria day up here for all you kitties that don't know. Anyways, holiday means we are open 24 hours and all the calls that go to regular clinics get forwarded to ours so we tend to get more patients in on those days.
So we actually have about 15 cages here at the clinic. Well actually minus 3 that are filled with towels and blankets, and well minus 2 that are our cages. And 2 other cages are high and are only used in special cases... So lets say we have 8-10 cages. I suppose that doesn't seem like too many but its not very often that there are tons of patients staying for a while.
There were 6 patients there when the food provider left, 3 of them were SPCA and 2 were patients that needed to be monitored and on IV fluids all night, and one dog that just got out of sedation to clean out its big dog bite wounds. The staff were answering calls all day and there were a couple in and out patients too. As well as a domestic bunny :) the food provider had fun talking to the owner cause she has two bunnies herself.
Oh and before I start talking about patients, when I say SPCA that is our local shelter (is it called that in the USA?... can't remember).
SPCA #1: Someone found a little kitten on a trail somewhere. Someone must not have wanted to deal with her anymore.. These people picked it up but noticed that she wasn't acting normal. She was wobbling back and forth with difficulty walking. Head shaking. They're thinking she has neurological problems. She wouldn't even eat normally, she maybe didn't have any depth perception but couldn't get at the food unless it was put in her mouth. The food provider said her heart broke when she saw this kitten, she'd love to adopt it but wouldn't have any idea if it could live a normal life or anything close... She has never owned a cat herself but feels horrible for what fate this kitten may have.
SPCA #2: Orange tabby cat extremely dehydrated underweight and had also vomited. Very nice kitty but maybe due to not feeling well. Dirty ears and just didn't look like she had anyone to take care of her.. but she did have a tattoo.
SPCA #3: Dog that has beagle colouring but reminded us of a corgi with short legs... anyways this dog had a collar and tattoo so will likely find its way home soon.
The food provider brought her dog Stewie today!! We kinda laughed at him because he had to be in a cage most of the day, he didn't look like he enjoyed it at all; he was scratching the cage door and wanting out. The food provider even gave him a bully stick and he flat out ignored it!! Later she let him out because no clients were coming in and out so he got some time to roam around and help clean. We then got put in our cages because of the surgery to clean the dogs wounds. They don't like having us out because they seem to think we'll make the area un-sterile.
Anyways its nice having Stewie hanging out with us, but we know to give him his space. Almost wanted to get a picture of Stewie and I (tony) together. We're practically twins don't you think? Next time...
The food provider is secretly thinking of taking one of us home. Hopefully me!! for only a day. She'd like to see what it would be like to have a cat at her place, to see if it would be ok or not... She says that getting to know us more and through catster has given her a deeper compassion for cats, one that makes her want one herself. ;)
anyways we are off. Oh and the dryer is now fixed here so no more escape attempts... darn, mol. Take care, and Stay Safe!!
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OMC, Stewie could also be my twin! What a little cutie. Mom has a thing for black and white or tuxie furbeans. That's great that the food provider is thinking about getting a kitty. Your clinic sounds like such an interesting place.
Wow, you guys are busy!
Gump Callie, Stewie was Diamonds first true friend on Dogster. I think they became members the same day.
Mom says she wants a pic of Tony and Stewie together. That would be so cute.
I always thought you lived in Washington State, why? Anyway, go Canucks!
P.S. I'm sending toys for you guys and Stewie! Yay! Tell your Mom to pmail us.
Love my Cinncinnatti Twins!
Yes Gump! Stewie looks a lot like you too!! Also a little like Zach also, We all sort of look alike don't we ;).
We will have to try get a picture with Stewie next time! Nope we're Canadians, eh! MOL!!!
Neurological kitten came in today again. So cute. Actually ate and drank. Although she kind of dunked her whole nose into the water to drink. We let her play with one of our mouse toys and she loved it!! She isn't too coordinated though... but spent a good hour playing until the she crawled up in the bed the food provider made for her.
The reason keeping the food provider from getting another pet is because her town house complex says only 2 pets are allowed. She has a dog and 2 rabbits already... oops... Well she is not sure if it is best to leave it that way, or get a pet behind their back or ask if it would be okay to get another pet. The last would be the most honest way and would prevent being kicked out in later times.
If this kitten would be able to be litter box trained properly she'd love to adopt her.
Might skip writing a diary tonight (will likely write one tomorrow after work).
There was another squirrel tonight that wasn't doing well when it came in, but was doing a lot better later on!! And a pit bull that was said to be 'aggressive' but really was very sweet. Oh and can't forget the frog that was brought in by a very loving owner, the Dr isn't familiar with frogs and has never had a frog as a patient but gave antibiotics hoping that it will help. :) It was a little tree frog, she has 4 at home.
Wow, we always write a lot more then we plan on... our bad.
meowlow simon N tony
we hope de clinic slows down sum coz it means less sick or hurt animals huh...
N yes, here in de states some shelters operate under de name oh spca and sum under humane society......gram paw dude came frum spca N we came frum de humane society...we hope all who were brought in can get super healthy super quick N we think ewe BOTH need ta go home with de food provider...
two kittehs IZ way better N one !!!
peace out N rock on
tuna N sauce