August 4, 2020

Uh Oh

Kitties!  My claws are getting very very long and sharp.  Mom didn't want to make an appointment to get them cut because I have fully recovered from that horrible time I had with the mystery drug last time I was there.  But she has to.  They still won't let the pet parent in, so I will be frightened again and burritoed.

Mom here:   They do a terrible job clipping and just take the points.  I have never been to a Vet office that  consistently does so poorly- always.  Been going there for 2 years now.  Almost as bad as not going at all.  

Mom said she has to wait around for the Plumber regarding that sound of water running we heard.  It stopped for the weekend but she had called for an inspection anyway.  He said late morning.

We have a sunflower that is actually blooming.  A very small in a pot one that mom bought at the grocery.  She can't get a hole dug in the yard for it because the soil is like concrete it's so hard (clay and rocks).  So she'll have to pay the lawn mowing guy when he shows up.

Nothing to say here Kitties so I will go back to sleep.  Oh and mom whacked me with her arm last night in bed!  She has carpal tunnel and wears a wrist and forearm brace to keep the pain down while she sleeps.  Now and again she raises her arms up over her head to rest them on the pillow as she sleeps and thwacks ME!  I'm there first, for pete sake!  She always wakes completely and apologizes but I leave!  Instantly.  Very offended.

Here I am...very offended.  Very.




31 comments:

Brian said...

Extra sharp claws aren't fun for us or the peeps but we do understand you not wanting to go back there any time soon sweet Katie.

pilch92 said...

You poor kitty. I can understand why you would be offended. XO

Lynn said...

It takes 2 to trim Precious's claws and then beware! She is like
all kitties, very muscular and can launch out of the embrace with
a fierce kick. Sounds like mom just finally gets in a good sleep
position, sound asleep and then things just happen, like a twack.
I'm sure she is sorry in so many ways, Katie.

Eastside Cats said...

Oh dearie dear, Katie!
Maybe there is a nearby groomer who will do a better job with the nail clipping?
The PO'M scratches me more than any other kitty around Eastside Cats; he's always trying to climb into my lap, even when I'm wearing shorts! Ouchie...

Katie Isabella said...

@Eastside Cats Groomers here take dogs. They really aren't interested in cats and don't know how to handle them. I've called many through the years. It's not the trip Katie minds-- it's being handled and Mom not being there.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Katie, is there anyway you can go to a groomer instead? Or have a mobile groomer stop by your house for claw trims? It sounds like the vet really is next to worthless for this, and it's always an awful experience for you.

Katie Isabella said...

@Summer. I did have a mobile groomer for a few months. Katie got covered in fleas. I had to get the drops fr her. They made me bring her out and wouldn't let me be with her. I quit what with the fleas and not letting me in the van.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

gracious katie; any one who offends my friend offends me; what say we sue them for pain and suffering and trauma and slander and libel and harrassment and anything else that pops into our head after we go SHOPPING !!!!!!!!! hugs from dai$y =^..*= ♥♥

The Island Cats said...

Katie, has your mom every tried cutting your nails herself? Or is that just impossible? We don’t like having our nails cut but our mom can do it,. She waits until we’re asleep and then does it when we’re half awake.

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

How could your Mom do that to you, Katie Isabella? Doesn't she know you were EXACTLY where you belong? We're offended on your behalf!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Katie Isabella,
That sure was an Uh, Oh, experience for being wacked by your Mom...!
Hope you meanwhile got over it and feel better.
Sorry for you having bad luck finding a good Vet for clipping your ‘claws’...
Our kitties are on their own for 3 nights; hope they manage with their cat sitter who comes to feed them breakfast and supper.
No snackies at noon though without Mom being around.
Got my MacBook delivered at the Apple related repair shop. Strange, all Apple Stores are closed and they link you to others for having some service done or repair. Crazy world we live in.
Hope we have some sunshine tomorrow so we can enjoy swimming together. We were inside the hotel and an hour later a heavy thunderstorm so we were lucky while driving in sunshine.
Hope all went well yesterday, wearing your mask all day.
Hugs,
Mariette

Katie Isabella said...

I’m ready! This time let’s really pull out all the stops Dai$y!

Katie Isabella said...

I wake instantly and pull my feet under me,

Katie Isabella said...

That’s Bear and Ellie! I need witnesses for Court. Care to be one for me?

Tamago said...

Oh Katie san, I understand your mom doesn’t want to make another appointment after what you went through.
You are looking so sweet even when you are offended :-)

meowmeowmans said...

Katie, can maybe mom and one of your brothers work together to trim your nails? You look cute even when you are offended, by the way!

Mickey's Musings said...

Oh noes! We do not know what to suggest.
We can only send purrs things go OK for you Katie.
Purrs, Georgia and Julie

Pam and Teddy said...

Poor Katie! Sorry about all the awful stuff going on for you.....including getting whacked in the middle of the night by your VERY OWN MOMMY! My Mom and Dad double-team me with nail clipping but I don't make it easy AT ALL - I pull my paw away and scream and wiggle but Dad holds me tight in a towel and Mom gets it done..........eventually. Someone suggested maybe next time one of your brovvers is visiting that he and your Mom could manage to do your nails so you don't have to do that VET THING????????

Hugs, Teddy

Katie Isabella said...

@Pam and Teddy Brovver is a chicken when it comes to ME! If I struggle while he holds me, his tender heart would let me go no matter what he was asked to do. Maybe if the other favorite brovvers are here they would be less likely to be tender hearted about it.

Cupcake said...

Mom does nail grinding on me herself. Once in a while, she also lets the vet do trimming. Also, once in a while, we go to Petco for trimming and grinding. Now that I am not able to do therapy work, Mom sometimes falls behind. When I am "working" she does my nails before every visit. I hope you do OK this time around. Maybe your mom can tell them to do your nails as short as possible so you don't waste a trip! Good luck, sweetie!

Love and licks,
Cupcake

Catwoods said...

Hope everything goes well with the vet visit, Katie Isabella, I understand that is no fun! I've always been able to carefully clip nails myself when kitties were sleeping, but not with Franklin. He will whap me if I try! So sometimes, the vet just has to do the nails.

My Mind's Eye said...

Katie Isabella I sure do wish you just lived up the block I'd gladly give your a mani-pedi.
I'm very good at it..I say that because Angel Madi was not fond of being held of having her
feets messed with but she was such a good girl for a mani-pedi...just like the Diva she was she liked the pampering I guess
Hugs Cecilia

Katie Isabella said...

@ Cupcake...I have told them each time we are there. They will never ever make them shorter. They claim possible injury. That is a cop out.

@Minds Eye Boy, me TOO!

Timmy Tomcat said...

Katie I am not sure if you have visiting groomers where you live. There are new groomers at our vet and when we went in for our yearly checks Dad had Rumpy done and it was actually worse.The one claw now catches on Rumpy's Kneading Towel and Dad has a heck of a time keeping it between him and the claws of death. Einstein needs a Lion cut and was knocked out last time so... We want to try a home groomer. Sending purrs dear friend.

Katie Isabella said...

I love the idea and I keep trying to get one. They charge by the mile to come out and since I am 16 mi away, I would have to pay 90.00 travel fee and then, the nail cutting. Arrrrrrghhhhh.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Sounds like you are damned if you do and damned if you don't

Sasha + Saku said...

Our mom bean has finally figured out how to properly clip our nails...she was too scared before. We've been pretty good but it takes several days to get them all done. We hope the ebil v e t does a better job this time.

Mom bean says she hopes the plumber didn't have any bad news.

Take care, and stay out of the way of your mom bean at night Katie!

John Bellen said...

I don't suppose a non-vet groomer can cut your claws, Katie? It might be an option to consider, though I imagine your mum has already thought of it numerous times before.

And whacking cats in the night... I think I've inadvertently punched every one of mine. I can never apologise enough...

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

We hated when we couldn't get our nails done. Can you vet do it?

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Well of COURSE you are offended! And injured! I think you should come right over immediately and I will take care of any booboo that might have resulted from her unforgivable carelessness -- I mean, she should be more CAFEFUL when she's asleep, right??

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

Our bew vets almost take too much claw. But we are getting hooked on carpets and blankies, so he will have to bring us there soon. Dad says he would need 4 arms ta do it hissef.