We had good news this week. Mollie’s dental work scheduled for the end of the month was done this past Tuesday. There was a cancellation. Better all the way around as I would have worried and she would have had a tooth ache.
Mollie is my sensitive cat. She doesn’t do sedation well. The vet is familiar with her (more familiar than I wish – cha-ching, cha-ching!). I don’t know what they did differently but she wasn’t loopy when she came home. She was a bit unsteady but definitely not drugged.
She ate overnight and had breakfast the next morning and was her old wonderful self. I had pain meds for her but I only gave her a few doses. She’s seems just fine. Except…
She is a cat. As such she understands (probably learned from her mama) that when she doesn’t feel well, she has the upper hand and humans will do anything for her.
She decided she needed round the clock attention (except for her frequent nap times). She also wanted multiple small meals which she had no intention of eating alone. Nor did she want to eat on the floor. She wanted breakfast in bed. AND…she got it.
She is back to normal now but she still wants me to sit with her while she eats and prefers to eat on the bed. In a normal house (is there any?) I could do that but I have three other cats just waiting for me to get distracted so they can eat her food (which is the same as what is in their dish).
Cat recovery is a full-time job.