Thursday, May 10, 2007

Black attack

My heart's on fire got flames down my spine
I've been there done that i walked the line
I don't give a damn
About what people think or say
If you don't like what you see get outta my way
--Necromantix, "I'm a Hellcat"

Took one of our felines to the vet today.

She was such a mega-monster about getting blood drawn that--get this--they had to gas her, like a wild animal. This involved sticking her in a box and pumping in a bit of general anesthesia. They said it was safer and would have a quicker recovery than an injectable anesthetic or sedative.

Sure enough, ten minutes later, she was awake and cranky as ever.

Sixteen years old and still fights like a Tasmanian Devil. That's my Antigone Pandora. Sometimes I wish I could be a little more like her.

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Huh. That's a good way of doing it. My wild cat Khan was so big at one stage that once we got him into his carrier (with towels around our arms), the vet could just zap him directly through the bars because he was too fat to move. Even when he was 17, he would occasionally go wild but he'd lost a lot of strength by then--which I'm sure frustrated him no end :-)

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 5/11/2007 6:09 AM

Good luck to Tiggy in her tests! (When in doubt, fill in B.)

Posted by: Blogger Rob S. at 5/11/2007 10:34 AM

Thanks, Rob! They were supposed to call with results today around 1. It's just routine bloodwork, but with her advanced age, it's always suspenseful.

Or at least it would be if she weren't immortal. Luckily for the rest of the pantheon that put her here, her supernaturality doesn't show up on a CBC.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 5/11/2007 12:14 PM

Gabrielle, love the story about Khan. For Tiggy we use the kind of carrier that opens at the top as well as on the side. It's a lot easier to just plonk them inside than squeezing them through the little door at the end.

The only problem is when it rains. :-)

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 5/11/2007 12:21 PM

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