August 23, 2019

Should I or Shouldn't I?

Kitties!  Mom found a cat friendly vet about 20 minutes away.  Now...the only thing that is worrisome is I may have to pee or worse before I get there or before I get home.  But she is so over as am I, with the not very nice or sympathetic treatment we get where we are going (they are dog centric) (and it's very obvious too). The problem is, the new place  is 20+ minutes, depending on traffic, seems  a bit much...or is it?  Now it's not cats only.  In the ad, there are nothing BUT dogs.   But I saw one cat in a testimonial.

Here is a picture f the water color mom gave one of my brothers for his birthday.  I don't think the Tabbies will see it.  If they do, I'll deny it.



I am turning up my snoot at my supper and I horked up my breakfast all over the place.  Mom still trying to get the stains out of the carpet.  I waited, as according to CP...Cat Protocol, and horked as soon as the oatmeal was ready, hot, in the bowl, and the coffee JUST poured.  The way I always do.

25 comments:

Eastside Cats said...

Every vet around us is 20 minutes away, but I'd drive farther if they were really, really GREAT with cats! As much as you are following protocol, Katie...maybe you need to have a vet make sure you are okay,and I hope you are!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

20 minutes doesnt seem bad at all for a cat-friendly vet!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

20 minutes should be all right. Our vet was a good 30 minute drive away. The biggest problem we had was ringing ears from Flynn bellowing out the songs of his people for every second of the trip. Eric just folded his arms and tried to snooze through Flynn's racket.

pilch92 said...

That is about how far our vet is and we never have a problem. The only problem is with Millie and pooping, but he would do that even if it was only 5 minutes away. XO

Brian said...

Our Vet is 30 minutes away and there has only been one oops in 10 years, but it wasn’t me.

neora chana said...

Vet trips are hard. Tell your mama she can buy incontinence pads many places. They are like depends, but lay flat. My mamma says she will KNOW what we are talking about. You can have one on the bottom of your carrier, and if you have an accident, it will absorb it. She can take extras to replace a dirty one. Btw good job on the horking.

William’s Kith & Kin said...

The clinic we go to for routine shots is about 20 minutes away, although our regular vet is close by. The worst part is the whining and crying that our mom does because of the traffic!

We love that watercolor!

The Whiskeratti said...

You do have excellent timing, beautiful Katie. I hope this new vet works well for you. This is very critical.

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Your Mom doesn't even have a chance, does she, Katie Isabella? Our vet is 15-20 minutes away. I don't like it - but I don't have a reason to leave like you do - so I stick with them.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I say give it a try. It's not that far. Maybe your human can line your carrier with a pee pad just in case, but I've had to travel up to two hours and not needed to go!

CATachresis said...

Hey Miss Katie, my vet is about 15 minutes away over the bridge. There is one nearer but we neither of us liked it, so we take the longer journey and it gives us a chance to practice our operatic arias. I have only had a couple of accidents and one was a bit pongy!! I am so very impressed by your horking technique. I need to step things up I reckon!! ❤️❤️❤️

Pam and Teddy said...

Well Katie - 20 minutes isn't TOO long....our vet sees cats and dogs but they like me best so I'm happy even when woofies come in while I'm waiting. I say lining your carrier with a pee pad saves any "problems" should they crop up and it is impawtant you see a vet when you are in need so - give it a try!

Hugs, Teddy

Cupcake said...

I think your mom is super smart to find a new vet. Your old vet doesn't deserve to see you. I hope the new guys are sweet and love you as much as we do. Plus that they give treats and hugs and kisses like my vet. Good luck, KI.

Love and licks,
Cupcake

My Mind's Eye said...

Katie Katie Katie...you are a purrfect feline with commendable timing. Well done
we all know oatmeal and coffee are best at ROOM TEMPERATURE. MOL MOL MOL

Oh dear on a 20 min. vet rid. We have lived here for 34 years...both Milky-Way and Madi treated by Hidden Valley Animal Clinic ~5-8 min from home depending just one stoplight between our home and the clinic. I did have to take Angel Madi to the 24 hour ER several times during the last 1 1/2 year. It is part of our Vet clinic but 20 minutes away. She managed ok but both those times I was holding her PTU and her dad was driving.
Good Luck and start practicing up on the song of your people for the drive.
Hugs Cecilia

Terri said...

It used to take me at least 20 minutes to get to my cats' vet in town. I originally lived near the vet. When I moved to a different part of town I kept going to the same vet. When you find an awesome one you keep him/her!

Your mom can put a pee pad in your carrier if she needs to, but I think you'll probably be fine.

The J-Cats said...

Well done, Katie. Your timing is impeccable. It's furry impawtant not to hork up your food either too early, or too late. The Humans must be kept on their toes (mol).

A 20-minute ride to the v-e-t! Oh, dear! Our v-e-t is less than a ten-minute ride away. The only trouble is, We have to go by taxi - and sometimes, We have to wait quite a while for it to arrive. Once, We waited half an hour (they had promised it would be here in FIVE MINUTES)!

catladymac said...

We dunno, Katie - horking and not eating sounds more worrisome to us than the ride to the vet.

meowmeowmans said...

We know 20 minutes seems like a very long time, Katie, but we think it will be worth it for a vet that treats you well.

The Chair Speaks said...

We think a 20 mins away is worth it for a cat-friendly vet.
Our vet is a 45-mins drive on a good day. Our human lines our carrier with at least 2 pet pads plus plastic bags and wet wipes (for emergencies). On a bad day, the drive can be a 2-hour drive and our human on some occassions has to turn back (cos legs got cramped up).

Sasha + Saku said...

We have been spending lots of time in the car lately, up to two hours and so far neither of us has had an accident. We're certain you'll be okay, and to see a kitty friendly vet will be better (as better as it can be).

You're just a master of horking Katie!

Tamago said...

Our vet is about 15 minutes away with no traffic. I understand the drive is very worrisome. Maybe you can make appointment with that vet during generally light traffic hour and try to see if it’s much better. If so, it would be great :-)
Katie san, you take CP very seriously!

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

I don't think that's too far if it's a place you're going to be comfortable with. I'm very lucky - Mudpie is great in the car.

John Bellen said...

I'd go for the new vet, Katie. A lot can be said for a sympathetic doctor who knows her stuff. And a soaker-pad (with one for the return trip, if needed) could be put in the carrier.

Timmy Tomcat said...

Katie with 6 of us here we are always horking when Dad has something toothsome to snack on MOL. We like that watercolor and hope you tummy feels better

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Katie Isabella,
Oh good grief, what an aftermath of that ugly, long-drive trip to the Vet!
Yes, you always do hork up just after the oatmeal is ready and coffee poured... excellent timing and very 'catty' I must say.
Let's hope you are feeling more relaxed now and a lot better.
Tell your Mom that she better gets her another floor as you no doubt did not hork up food for the last time.
So glad we did away totally with our carpets everywhere as six kitties would have made me crazy.
And they are outdoor kitties that is... but still, they can hork! And they always come up the stairs to 'DELIVER'...
Hugs,
Mariette