July 10, 2019

An Unwelcome Visit

Kitties, it was the baddest of times.  It was the worstest of times.  I'm gonna move out!

Mom took me to the v-e-t.  Just to get my pawdicure, and a so-called sanitary clip (long haired ya know...everywhere) and discuss a senior blood panel to-be.  (ain't gonna happen!!!) For whatever reason, mom wishes she knew- and I am keeping silent about that part-I was very very fractious .  From the time I was lifted out  of my carrier until I went back in.

 Just to have my clip in the nether region, I screeched this time.  And to do my nails was like never before.  Mom has never ever seen me act like this!  They had to put a towel completely over me.  A first. I kept my paws tucked under me and that made it very hard.  And I trembled badly.  I have never done that in my life.

The Vet suggested medication for the next time!  Mom asked how long it would affect me and she was told 8 hours or so.  Mom did not like that idea at all.  Plus mom would have to try to get it in me ahead of time. Ain't gonna happen.

So now, mom is stressed as much as me if it's going to be this way for a simple nail cut.   It reminds her of how Admiral was the last year she was with us.  She, the Admiral, was anguished. t was pretty horrible.  I wasn't that bad i.e. anguished.  Yet.





27 comments:

The Whiskeratti said...

Oh, my dear Katie, how terrible. I know neither of you want to consider this but purrhaps a little bit of sedation might help things go more smoothly. I gave my two a light sedative for the long trip here to FL... it calmed them a bit but they were still themselves. I've also heard good things about Rescue Remedy.

Brian said...

We are so sorry you and your Mom got so stressed sweet girl.

neora chana said...

So sorry to hear this.

The Florida Furkids said...

Oh no....we're sorry you and your Mom both had a stressful vet visit.

The Florida Furkids

pilch92 said...

I recommend the medicine ( gabapentin). I use it on Polar Bear and KaTwo for every trip to the vet. I wouldn't even be able to get KaTwo into the carrier without it. They are sleepy, but have no side effects. Sorry you had such a bad day. I think you need some extra treats. XO

Eastside Cats said...

Katie! You thrashed about at your pawdicure?!? When I get one, I sigh with content and let the technician baby me. Please consider it a spa day, and chillax'!

Tama-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette, Ollie said...

That's too bad, Miss Katie Isabella. Our much-missed Bibi was a saint the last few months, when he was sick. #1 had to give him so much medication and he never raised a claw at her. An example to follow?

Purrs,
Tama and Genji

Tamago said...

I'm sorry you had a bad visit, Katie san. I hope it was only this time and you'll be fine in the future. xo

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

What a terrible ordeal for both you and your human, Katie! Boodie has gotten a little bit fractious in her old age during vet visits, but nothing like you. Weirdly, Binga got less so as she got older.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

no one messes with my friend and gets away with it; I daresay katie you are deserving of a shopping EXCURSION and charge it TO the vets office, I shall accompany you in case their are questions that may arise ...indeed....hugs from dai$y =^..*= ♥♥♥

Photo Cache said...

Oh dear Katie, so sorry that you had a stressful visit. We hope that this is just a one-time deal and that you were just not in the mood. Sorry for your human too.

Emma and Buster

John Bellen said...

Good Heavens, why the difference this time, Katie? I'm sorry you and your mum had to go through that.

My Mind's Eye said...

Katie Isabella I'm so sorry you were stressed so much with the mani-pedi. Maybe you could take Donkey with you next time
Sending hugs to mom and you
Cecilia

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I am sorry you got so stressed, Katie. Maybe you were having an off day and the vet visit made it worse.

Annie Bear said...

I have to agree on the gabapentin. I think it would help a lot. Maybe try giving it in a pill pocket if she likes them. I know administering the medication can be an issue too.

That sounds like a terrible visit. I'm so sorry. Annie gets so scared that she shakes and doesn't fight anybody. Each kitty is different. Gentle hugs to Miss Katie.

William’s Kith & Kin said...

You poor, poor baby! We're sorry you had such a terrible time. 'Fractious' is how the vets at the shelter used to describe Ivan when he lived there, but nowadays it's Izzy who acts out at the vet. When that happens, our mom dreads it. :-(

RescuesAndMore said...

So sorry you both got so stressed!
We have cats who are really persnickety about stuff, too.
Only one of our cats just lets us do everything easily.

I hope you both can have some peace for awhile!

Check out my homeless cat blog archives about the abandoned/feral cat colony I manage.

Debby in Arizona

http://RescuesAndMore.blogspot.com

meowmeowmans said...

That sounds awful, Katie and Mom. We are so sorry the visit was so tough, and purr that it was just a bad day and nothing more. XO

Lone Star Cats said...

Sorry ya got so stressed Katie.

Pam and Teddy said...

Oh no! I absolutely HATE getting my nails cut - Dad holds me in a burrito towel and Mom clips if she can (!) while I play "pull my paw away at the last second". It's tough on the old folks and I have to admit, I find it entertaining. I know I need my nails clipped because I get stuck on stuff all the time but it's NOT FUN is it Katie! Fortunately I don't need my PERSONAL SPOT cut - I bet that's a terrible invasion of privacy. Just look at it this way - all of these indignities don't happen every week. Just relax - for now!

Hugs, Teddy

Sasha + Saku said...

Poor Katie! Hopefully you won't have to go see the ebil v e t furry often. Maybe you was just having a bad day? Purrs!

Cupcake said...

OMGoodness, KI. I hope you are OK after all that turmoil. Maybe there's something else you could try for next time. 8 hours of sleepy-time for a 15 minute vet visit seems like overkill. I was also at the vet's house today. I wasn't afraid, even when people were attending anal gland areas. That's just how I roll. I kissed the doctor who gave me a shot so hard, I almost knocked her glasses off.

Good luck, sweetie.

Love and licks,
Cupcake

Cat Chat With Caren and Cody (Caren Gittleman) said...

oh you poor girl!! We didn't realize you hate the Vet so much! Dakota was just there today (we have been there TOO much lately because Dakota now has hypertension).......Cody has some issues going on too but he lucked out..........the Vet said we could video what has been going on as far as Cody is concerned. But...both boys don't mind the Vet. Dakota was actually tugging to get INTO the Vet today where other dogs were tugging to get AWAY from it!

catladymac said...

Oh Katie - sending purrayers and POTP - we hope you and your Mama get to feeling better and less stressed.

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Bear's gotten really difficult to clip his claws. I end up bleeding every time. Oddly enough, he doesn't fight the tooth-brushing. Nope. Just the claw clipping. When he was younger, he had me convinced I was mortally wounding him by clipping his claws (pretty sure that made it around the vet's office) - because he's always thrown a fit. But now he puts his claws and fangs into it!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Katie Isabella,
That sounds really awful and the worst in your life ever...
Hope that never will be like this again.
Sending you and your Mom hugs,
Mariette

Just Mags said...

Sweet Katie we are so sorry you and your mom had that bad experience. We are hoping that for whatever reason that happened it was a one time thing and will not happen again. Love, hugs and nose kisses for you both from Chancy and me.