Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Cat in the Hat
Fortunately, for the cat (well for me too- but in this case the cat), my husband is sensitive and kind. We finally took Violet to the vet after a couple weeks of a festering sore on her leg. I figured she'd be fine, they have 9 lives right? After Ry's professional veterinarian diagnosis...he has delivered a calf ya know... anyway, he determined she needed stitches. What! Pay money to have someone put a couple stitches in a cat? Sorry to all of you die hard animal lovers, but I can think of better things to do with $85 - ya, after all was said and done,$85! So the vet sends Violet home with a "party hat" and some antibiotics to be given by mouth twice a day for 7 days. Yea, okay...I have a hard time sticking with that for my children. So I have to pry the cat's jaw open -exposing those razor-edged teeth, not to mention inhaling that nasty cat breath- to squirt in some "vanilla flavored" liquid, morning and night. The assistant says, "She should take it just fine because it is "vanilla flavored". I crack up thinking... it's a cat for pete's sake, don't they have like "tuna flavored" medication. Let's just say that Violet doesn't care for vanilla enhanced products... or sombreros for that matter! I have to admit, she really is a darn good kitty!