Saturday, March 5, 2011

Vet Visit

 Lazy Mom didn't get a picture of me today, so here is one from a while ago that Mom didn't use because it is almost exactly like another photo that she did use.  I went to see the vet yesterday and everything went fine.  I got excused from my rabies booster again because my immune system is so compromised.  Mom was right about the vet lady being impressed.  She said that my Mom is taking wonderful care of me, except for one thing.  I'm too fat.  I weight 16.4 pounds, which is two more pounds than Mom thought I weighed.  I don't think I'm going to like what is coming next.

Karen Jo:  Nothing drastic is going to happen, Herman, but we are going to have to cut waaaay back on your treats.  Those two extra pounds that I didn't realize you had gained came from eating all the treats you want.  You can't do that any more.  I am going to talk to the vet lady again when I take Emma in for her introduction to the vet lady visit and see if getting you back down to 14 pounds will be enough.

So that's why I haven't gotten so many treats the last two nights.

Karen Jo: There is some good news.  We are going to try to cut down and maybe get you off the Prednisol, since you are doing so well.  No more stuff put in your ears after a while.

That will be an improvement.  I wish I could get rid of those really nasty pills.

Karen Jo: Sorry, Herman, you need to keep taking those.  They help keep your immune system as strong as it can be.

Karen Jo:  Emma's picture is blurred because she seldom sits still for long.  She is doing very well.  This morning when I opened her door, she walked out into the hallway.  As soon as she saw Herman, she turned around and walked back into her room.  However, she didn't run from Herman and she didn't hide when he stuck his head in the door to talk to her.  Herman loves to talk to Emma, but I have no idea what he is saying.

I am saying, "Mip, yip, meep, merp!"

Karen Jo:  I won't worry about what that means as long as it continues to sound friendly.

I talked to her some more tonight through the door.  I want her to come out.

Karen Jo:  She will eventually, Herman.  Just give her time.

17 comments:

d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

What a BOOTIFUL new sister you have my friend!! I'll mail you some treats, just be sure you get them from the postman before your mummy sees!!

Mr Puddy said...

Karen Jo, My VET used to tell my dad like that too and my pawsrent cut down my food.
But the way to cut down is different from you. My vet just tell to cut down the wet food in the morning, only dry food been served and I can have both at night ! No need to cut down the treat. So now I'm down to 14 pounds.
Good luck with your diet : )

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

WHY do vets always have to spoil things? Why can't one vet, just once, say "Treats only" instead of "Less treats"?

That is cute, you talking to Emma - sounds to me like you want her to come out and play!

Everycat said...

Herman, humans are odd, especially vet humans. Life without treats would be miserable, could your Mom use some of your normal food allowance as treats? Sort of do a swap? We reckon that once lovely Emma decides to come out, you and her will be running around playing a lot. It's lovely that both of you are being so polite and taking things slowly.

Whicky Wuudler

Hannah and Lucy said...

Perhaps if you and Emma run round playing Herman you will lose some weight with the exercise and so you can have treats again.
We are sure that a handsome man cat like you will soon have Emma wrapped round your paw and giving you kisses.
luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Jacqueline said...

Emma is a beauty=we're sure you guys will be great friends soon!...Sorry about the treats, sweetie, but glad the vet visit is over for you...Happy weekend, sweet friends...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

What a beautiful sisfur you have, Herman. We hope you are getting along with her better than we are with ours.

We're a couple seniors with a bouncy kitten around, and we're having problems adjusting!!!!!

xxxxxxx

Brian said...

I'm glad your vet visit went well Herman! Purrs to you and your beautiful Sister!!!

momsbusy said...

what great news that you and your new sister are doing so well. maybe soon she will sit still long enough so your mom can get a good photo of her. so sorry to hear the vet thinks you are not so slim and trim. maybe when your sister can come out and play you will be more active and shed those 2 pounds without losing your treats. it might be a lot of fun chasing each other around the house.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I am glad you are doing so well Herman! And I can't wait until you are fast friends with Emma!

Mumsy, Chancy and Company said...

We are happy you are doing well Herman. At least you get to still have some treats and losing the extra pounds will be best for you in the long run.

Sounds like Emma is getting closer and closer to wanting to come out of her safe room and explore. Hang in there sweet Herman she will be out playing and having fun with you in time. Hugs and nose kisses

Angel and Kirby said...

We are glad you are doing so well. We know you want to get to know Emma, but give her time!

Katnip Lounge said...

Herman, when you and Emma start playing that extra poundage will melt right off!

We think what you said to her was perfect!

Noll's Nip said...

Losing weight is so hard, just ask my mom!

The Island Cats said...

Herman, we're glad your vet visit went well, but we're sorry you can't have all the treats you want anymore. Bummer. Sounds like Emma is coming around and you two will be playing together in no time!

Max said...

Nothing good ever comes from a trip to the stabby place. Sorry you're getting fewer treats, dood. I feel your pain, I really do. And I think I'm fatter than you, so there's that...

Au and Target said...

Ever since Au got so skinny we have a different take on weight; a little padding is a good thing as it can carry you through times of sickness. If you're a mature kitty that is. How old are you, Herman?