There is nothing as exhausting as taking two cats to the veterinarian except maybe taking three or four. Owners should be given valium for these trips.
Shots are due so today was the day.
I make an appointment for two with the condition that I have no idea which two will be most accommodating to being escorted into the carrier.
Because cats KNOW when you are planning a vet trip and usually reside under the middle part of the biggest bed, catching the little buggers when they eat is the optimal time. All they are thinking of is food so the appointment was for 8 a.m. What was I thinking?
That means the appointment is pre-Starbucks. Yes, pre-any coffee.
That’s me at my crankiest. Add to that the symphony of cat howling for a 15 minute ride. I always
make encourage the beloved husband go along.
First off, we each can take a cat.
Second, his job is to make sure I don’t kill anyone and to get me to the local Starbucks quickly afterward.
Life has gotten easier since I bought an I-Go2 rolling pet carrier. That was definitely worth the money (and I recommend it for anyone with a pet). The vet techs love it because it’s easy for them to handle.
The next challenge was to make sure that Morgan didn’t eat all the cat food while we were gone. I thought I had put away everyone’s food but she did eat all of Mollie’s (but not her own).
Here I need to remind you that they all get the same food. Like from the same can. I can never figure out why she prefers to eat everyone else’s first.
Mollie and Hazel got their shots and their annual checkup. Fortunately for them the checkup doesn’t involve their legs in air or intimate body probing with strange objects. There is no boob squishing. Seriously, it’s a weight check, heart, ears and organ checking. Piece of cake!
Cats (at least the ones that live in my house) have it made. They get free healthcare, free food without foraging and they get to pass gas in anyone’s face without any embarrassment. There are days……
NOTE: I did not receive any compensation for my endorsement of the Pet Gear I-Go2 carrier. However, I am certainly open to “testing” the one with hot pink trim. Seriously, if you have a pet that requires crating for vet trips, they are so much easier to load and you don’t have to lift it to carry. Great for bad backs.