Kitty's Annual Vaccinations

Saturday morning:

Kitty (10)

Kitty:  “What is this doing here??”

Me:  “Oh, you’re going to the vet.”

Kitty:  “What’s that? I’m sorry, I must have misunderstood you. I was just there a couple months ago.”

Me:  “Well that time was because you were sick with a sinus infection.”

Kitty:  “So why do I have to go this time??”

Me:  “Because I’m worried about that red blotch between your eyes. It might be the plague.”

Kitty (13)

Kitty:  “Oh really! That’s a tomato stain from where the male human threw a piece of tomato at me.”

Me:  “Actually he was giving you a piece of tomato to eat and your head got in the way.”

Kitty:  “Whatever. Either way it doesn’t warrant a visit to the vet. So why do I have to go?”

Kitty (12)

Me:  “Because…… all your appendages are gone!”

Kitty (14)

Me:  “Where did your legs and tail go??!!”

Kitty:  “They’re underneath me. You know I have to sit on my legs and tail so I don’t get frostbite because you won’t turn up the heat.”

Me:  “Oh.  Well actually you have to go to the vet for your annual vaccinations. So in you go…”

Kitty (15)

Kitty:  “Let me out!!!”

Me:  ” Stop pressing your face there. You’re gonna have a criss-cross pattern on your eye.”

Later at the vet’s office, Kitty yowls in protest as we walk in the door. It’s not going to be a good visit.

Me:  “Well, here are.”

Kitty: “Yep. No one’s here. We can go home now.”

Kitty (16)

Me:  “Now now….Dr. John is here. C’mon let’s go into the exam room.”

Dr. John takes Kitty over to the scale to weigh in.

Kitty (1)

Dr. John:  “Oh, c’mon!!”

Me:  “KITTY!!  Stop hissing and taking swipes at Dr. John! Let him pick you up off the scale and bring you to the exam table right now!!!”

I end up bringing Kitty back to the exam table where Dr. John gets a firm grip and begins his examination.

Kitty (3)

Kitty:  “OW OW OW OW!!  He’s hurting me!!!”

Me:  “He’s just checking your spine.”

Kitty (2)

Kitty:  “OW OW OW!! Tell him to stop!”

Kitty (4)

Kitty:   “MEEEEEOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!   I HATE HIM!!  HATE!!!

Kitty (5)

Me:   “All done now. We can go home.”

Kitty:   “Hate him!!! Gonna hurt him!!! He’ll be sorry!!”

Me:  “No you’re not. Let’s go home.”

Back at home I let Kitty out of the carrier and give her a treat for being such a good girl, not.

But I give her a treat anyway.

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A couple hours later…….

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Kitty:  “I’m tired and I don’t feel good.”

Me:  “I know dear. It’s probably the shot. You’ll feel better soon.”

Kitty avoids food for the rest of the day. She won’t even drink her evening milk.  Her throat is sore and her appetite is gone. The only thing she’ll eat is whipped cream.

The next morning she’s a little better.

Kitty:  “I’m not better. I’m going to die.”

Me:  “No you’re not. You’re eating food today and you’re perkier than yesterday.”

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Kitty:   “Anyway, I’m going to spend today hiding under here where it’s safe.”

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Me: ” Ok.”

Monday morning when the alarm goes off, Kitty bounds into the room and hops upon the bed where she sits on Harland’s chest and tells him how much she loves and adores him. Lots of purring and snuggling.  She ignores me.

I’m persona non grata.

Sigh.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

13 comments to Kitty’s Annual Vaccinations

  • Tina

    Oh yes, the Vet visit. My big huge cat turns into a chicken and my small cat turns into a tiger! Poor Kitty Kitty, you mean old lady, you!

  • Ah, yes, the vet visit. My Tiger lived up to his name and leather gloves were required for handling him at the vet’s office. Isn’t Miss Ketty fickle?

  • Carol

    Love your post, love the Kitty! My cat has a warning on her folder, WILL BITE ! The vet enters the exam room wearing oven mitts up to the shoulder! As soon as the thermometer makes an appearance, my cat becomes Ninja Kitty and starts to slice and dice the vet. The crazy cat starts to howl, hiss and fly through the air, landing behind the exam table.

  • Cute post! Always love to hear from Kitty. Vet’s visits are so traumatic for our kitty babies……and their humans.

  • Jeanne

    Poor Kitty! I know how you feel sweet thing!! Mean ol’ vet!!

    We were mean today, too! We took our two woofies to the vet to have their teeth cleaned. Talk about traumatic! Poor babies!!

  • Rural TN

    We have two 13 yr. old barn cats and they behave the same way. Strangely, we can never locate them on the date of the annual vet visit if we mention the visit in front of them.

  • Lorraine

    Kitties and Vets do not go hand in hand… I bet she is feeling better today. Poor Kitty. My two, Sparkle and Twinkle send special thoughts….

  • Debbie

    This cracked me up!!

  • SUZANNE, YOU MADE MY DAY WITH THIS POST…..I SO LOVE YOUR SENSE OF HUMOR
    THE TEXT, AND PICS TO MATCH….VERY FUNNY…I DON’T HAVE A CAT, LIVE IN AN
    APT. AND HAVE A NANDAY CONURE PARROT AND A COCKATIEL…THEY PROVIDE THEIR OWN
    FORM OR HUMOR AND COMPANIONSHIP..
    MM, VANCOUVER, WA.

  • Marcia Till

    Love this story, and the photos are great. We just went through this Monday with our two girls, Sassy and Sadie. Sassy looks so much like Kitty, except she’s a long-haired Coonie.

  • Mandy

    Love all of Kitty’s stories! =)

  • LOL! I just found your blog via a friend’s… and I’m so glad! I really needed a laugh like this. I miss our kitty so much (we had to put her down a year ago due to old age problems) and your kitty has given me some much-needed fun by reading about her many antics in your postings. Well, off to read some more… blessings to all of you and kitty. 🙂

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