Sunday, November 30, 2014

Mom on Sunday

The cats are asleep, so I'm taking over for today.

1). The kids are getting a bit stiff these days, I've noticed a hesitation to jump from both of them. Especially Leia. I guess it all looks higher up than it used to. The bed now has three separate options to help them both get up without too much of a jump. I need to do something about the couch, though they can always get up using the seat cushions. They usually jump from floor to back of the couch.

2). Toby's dental - when he was being treated at the other vet for his UTI we talked about his need for one. She tried to convince me he was a "Stage 4" out of 5. The price? A mere $571! That's more than my rent. Because of course, a Stage 4 is more expensive than a 5, right? And naturally, it would have been extra for extractions or complications.

Now, I'm not a vet or a tech and my medical expertise is limited, but what I do have are eyes - and a suspicion of corporate owned vet hospitals. I could see for myself that Toby had nothing that seemed horrible. No blackened teeth, no signs of pain while he ate, nothing like that. The pics she showed me looked nothing like him at all. I know there could have been something I wasn't seeing, so I reserved my final opinion until he was treated at Other Vet - for $161. That included the bloodwork.

I begrudge no vet a healthy profit but this seems almost unethical. Pricing like this does a disservice to pet owners; a lot of us simply can't afford that much. Thankfully there are vets who do charge a reasonable price. And to be fair, Other Vet handles the highest volume in the city. They don't have time to play games.

I think my biggest irritation here is not with first vet's price, but with the feeling I was being manipulated into paying for more than was needed. I actually felt guilty for awhile because I didn't want to pay that; but then my common sense and suspicious nature kicked in.

I'm so very, very thankful that Tobers is home, safe, healthy and we are DONE with his dentalwork. And I am so very not looking forward to Leia's in January. If Toby is like a big teddy bear, she's more of a leopard and eel combined when it comes to the PTU and going to the vet.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

My Day in Captivity

Furriends, I have just had a TERRIBLE experience. Yesterday I was stuffed into a PTU and left all day at the Stabby Place - my fifth visit this year, no less. What's up with that??

I had to endure this thing called a "dental". And I couldn't eat a single bite before I had it, either. Do you have any idea how hungry I was? I couldn't even properly express my frustration to Mom either, because she left the house at 6am and didn't come back till about 8am.

Anyway, it's done now. Mom said everything went well, my gums are healthy, the bloodwork came back showing everything in a positive way. The Stabby Place guy said I was quite healthy, especially given my age (I'm ten now). This was my first dental. Mom said it will probably be my last too, given the age thing.

I am not sure I approve the posting of THIS image. It makes me look a little... well... goofy, doesn't it? This was me about two hours after I returned home. I was sore, as you can imagine. Not to mention a bit zonked. Whatever they gave me at the Stabby Place sure made me feel knocked out. Like a dinosaur sized catnip dose.

And this was Leia not being sure who I was. She got over it eventually. I hear she enjoyed the day without me in the house. Even got first shot at the brand new nip toy.

PS: Leia - laugh it up now, tabby girl. Your turn is coming!!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Leia's Day Off

Yep, it's MY day. The house is ALL mine. Well, Mom is here, except when she's out shopping.
Where's Toby, you may ask? Oh, at the Stabby Place. Getting this thing called a "dental". Dunno what that is, but it meant we couldn't eat for AGES.

And here I am, playing with our new 'nip toy. I'm FIRST to play with it too. Mom just got it today.

Yep, life is good.     :)

Update as of 4pm:
Toby has returned home and is resting comfortably. He will issue a statement later this weekend about his Day in Captivity.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Our New House Mate

Furriends, would you believe Mom brought home Grumpy Cat to live with us??

Seriously - we are big fans of G C but we did NOT need her to invade our territory.

As you can see, I was not impressed.

And Leia thought she was a chew toy....

Happy Sunday!

PS: we want to thank everyone for their kind words about our cousin Max.
His Mom really appreciated it, too.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Goodbye, Max

Today, our cousin Max was helped over the Rainbow Bridge.

Max was a Yorkshire Terrier. He was born just over
18 years ago; only recently did he start to have medical problems.

His mom loved him very, very much, and he had a
fantastic life. He was energetic and sweet, and took
excellent care of his mom, our aunt.

Max had a passion for stealing socks, getting treats,
chasing anything and always, always getting the last word.

We know he will continue to watch over her
from the Bridge.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Sunday Selfie

Happy Sunday, furriends!!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Bring On the Noms.

Mom. Get up. We're hungry.

Seriously, we wanna eat now. Go downstairs. Open the can.


Really, we did mean it the first 3 times.   ::whack::   See what you made me do? There goes the little candle off the desk.

Well, that didn't work.... ::whap to the face:: How about now? Will you get up NOW?

Oh holy Ceiling Cat, what is it gonna take to get you out of bed and FEED THE CATS??!!

Finally!!! We get to eat!!!

::2 cats zoom down the stairs::

And that, furriends, is the scene almost.every.single.morning.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Working on a Caturday

As every kitteh knows, one of our most impawtant jobs is to carefully inspect every new item brought into our home.

Leia and I put our paw of approval on this new rug.

Good choice, Mom!

Happy Caturday, furriends.