Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tuxie Tuesday

Mom has been a bad blogger again.  She really intended to make an Easter post and even took this picture of me with my bunny and duck.  Then she got "busy" again and didn't post.

Karen Jo:  I am sorry, Herman.  I have had a lot going on lately.  I did get my taxes checked and mailed in time.  I had to take care of you, too.

Take care of me?  You took me to the vet to be tortured.  Easter Sunday, Mom took away my food at ten o'clock in the evening.  That's dinner time.  She had given me my dinner at eight, but I didn't eat much of it.  I didn't know she was going to take it away.  I woke her up at 1:00 am demanding breakfast, but I didn't get it.  I woke her up again just before dawn and just after dawn and I still didn't get any food.  Then she got up way early for her and popped me in my stroller and whisked my off to the vet and left me.  They stole some of my blood and put me in a cage.  A little while later they came and got me and put something over my face and I went to sleep.  When I woke up, I was back in the cage and they had stolen one of my teeth and some fur on my foreleg and snipped off the tips of my nice, sharp claws.  I had to stay in that cage forever until Mom came and picked me up.  They did give me a little food, but it was yucky and I didn't eat much of it.

Karen Jo:  You needed to have your teeth cleaned.  They trimmed your claws because you are known to be a bit feisty.  They told me you got a little sassy with them.

Of course I did.  They were being very mean to me.

Karen Jo:  They told me to give you just a little bit of food when you got home, but you were starving, so I gave you your regular amount and you scarfed it all up.  They gave me some medicine for you, too.

I took the medicine without any trouble.  It was a liquid that Mom squirted into my mouth and it wasn't too nasty.  I got some treats for taking it, so it wasn't worth making a fuss over.  I didn't feel too good the rest of last Monday and most of Tuesday.

Karen Jo:  They told me you might be a bit groggy for a couple of days.  I wasn't surprised when you didn't come to bed with me on Monday, but you stayed away Tuesday night, too.  You didn't join me in bed until early Wednesday morning.

Your bed is way high and I didn't trust my jumping ability until then.  I practiced Tuesday by jumping up on the couch and Wednesday by jumping up on the table in the living room.

Karen Jo:  They also told me that you have a couple of cavities and you might have to go to the cat dentist in Santa Fe.  Your vet will do a follow-up check on your mouth next month and we'll see.

I don't want to go to any cat dentist.

Karen Jo:  Would you rather lose more teeth?

No.  Man, the stuff I have to go through to stay healthy.  Medicine, vets, brushing and mat pulling or shaving.  Sheesh!  I guess it's all worth it, though.

Karen Jo:  I think it is.  I want to keep you around for a loooong time.

19 comments:

Angel and Kirby said...

Herman, it really is worth it. it just shows that your mom really love you

Prancer Pie said...

Wow, what an ordeal, Herman. We purr that you don't haf to go to the cat dentist in Santa Fe. But, we want you to be around a long time, too! xoxo

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Herman clearly your human loves you. It's not so much what they do but rather that they fuss over you all the time that shows it! And you really want your teeth. Trust me. Most of mine are gone!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I didn't even know there were cat dentists! Ugh, that is another thing my human wants to look into now that I will probably not like.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Purring for you Herman that it's not too bad!!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Ugh, Herman, we feel your pain. Seriously. Since we've had 8 and 9 teeth removed respectively, and I (Nicki) have another dental coming up in the near future.

Lots of healing purrs to you from us; we most certainly hope you DON'T need to go to a cat dentist!

Brian said...

I am sure glad you are doing okay Herman! We all want to keep you around for a long, long time!!!

Repositório said...

Herman, you´re so fluffy!!!

D Ma said...

cat dentist? i hope you don't need braces.

KEY WEST COLLIES said...

Good luck at the Dentist and thanks for visiting us.

Essex & Sherman

The Island Cats said...

Herman, we hope your teefs are okay!

meowmeowmans said...

Wow, that sounds like quite the ordeal, Herman. But your Mom is right ... all that stuff will keep you nice and healthy, and around for a long, long time. That's definitely what WE want! :)

Hugs!

Katie and Glogirly said...

I know...it's a pain. But your mom loves you so much. She just wants to take care of you.
: ) Katie

SuziQCat said...

Herman, we are thankful they only took one tooth! Our poor Mojo went in and came out with only three teeth left!

We are glad you are feeling better and taking your medicine like a good kitty!

Au and Target said...

Poor Herman, we feel for you. But your mum is doing the best thing for you. Really she is!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Teefs are important, Herman, be good!

Diamond said...

Wow, you even have a cat dentist. I don't think they have those here - only regular vets who do everything. I hope you get better from the anaesthetic very soon and it sounds as if you got off pretty lightly. The claws will soon grow back.

Clooney said...

Oh Herman, I feel for you buddy, those vet trips are no fun at all. We are sending purrs your way for you to feel better and hope that everything with your toofs can be resolved with ease.

Shaggy and Scout said...

Teeth cleaning, claws and medicine!!!
Well, you gotta stay healthy for Karen Jo and for us!