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Have to Go Back to Vet Again

Monday, July 09, 2012

On Saturday, I'll be bringing Harry back to the vet. This time, it's for a recheck on his problem eye infection. It's responding slowly, but he's showing several signs of relief and progress. And this time, I think I'll be less nervous knowing that others have written about their cats making a lot of noise en route also.

Once he's there, he is such a good boy. But he's like a child who knows he can get away with throwing a tantrum with mom, but not in front of others.

I really like this vet and can breathe easier that she's thorough and less expensive. I couldn't continue with the former vet on an affordability basis. The cost per visit and perscription was too high and unrealistic.

Wishing all a happy day.

  
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SKYEFYR 7/12/2012 3:31PM

  Put 3 pissed off cats into 1 carrier and you'll decide that the best vet is the one who is closest to you! I am just so bad about making appts for them that I figure it's just easier this way. (Although it is always a bunch of fun trying to re-carrier them when we go to leave the vet!)

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NANCY- 7/10/2012 8:40AM

    Cats do like to voice their displeasure when on the road. (I think it is to discourage us from taking them) My son's cat had to enure a 5 hour road trip when he moved out of state. The howling was unbearable.
Over the years there has only been one cat that we have had that actually liked car rides... but we had taken her frequently as a kitten. Other drivers would be surprised when they saw her calmly looking out the window.
I'm glad that Harry is improving. emoticon

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DDHEART 7/9/2012 7:56PM

    My husband and I were just talking about how well cats can train their humans! Hoping things get straightened out soon....have you seen the e-book....Eat, Spray, Love?

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MILLISMA 7/9/2012 6:48PM

    Jesse, sorry to hear that Harry hasn't been well. Hope the checkup is good. Ms Molly is very quiet going to the vet but PolyDactyl starts to care the minute you put her in the car. By the time we get to the vet, her little pads are wet with sweat. It always kills me to take her but like Harry, the minute she's there, shes' fine and starts purring.

hugs....Mary Anne

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CATLADY52 7/9/2012 6:39PM

    Does your kitty stand in the middle of the room and essentialy shout at you to look at him several times during the day? And then turn his nose up at whatever you put in his food bowl that he loved just an hour ago? That is what my son's cat does to him. The cat is pushing 18. I'm thinking that it won't be long before he will be gone and I'll miss him.

It is great to find a vet that you like, who is resonable and thorough. emoticon

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IAM_HIS2 7/9/2012 4:51PM

    Jesse, most cats do not like traveling, so they are very vocal about it. Just in case you have any doubt about their feelings. LOL All seven of my cats cry and try to get out of the carrier on the way to the vet. One did not out of the carrier and it took us over an hour to get the cat out from under the car seat. My hands were all cut up by the time the cat got out.

I am very glad you found a good vet that is fair in her cost. I travel a full hour one way to a vet because of her rates and her medical skills. All my animals love her.

How is your kitty doing?

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NATPLUMMER 7/9/2012 2:26PM

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JLITT62 7/9/2012 2:22PM

    Now imagine a 12 hr trip by plane & car where he howls the whole way & almost eats his way out of the soft carrier . . . literally.

Yeah, moving wa an experience I'll not soon forget.

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Ordeal at the Vet's

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Yesterday's vet visit was, well, let's say - a little less than a nightmare. But we'll start with the end results first.

Harry's medicated eyedrops have already begun working. Ulcerated infected eyes seem to be in his future as he doesn't have proper tearduct drainage and it all pools no matter how often I clean those beautiful eyes. So, that's the great news. That he's already begun to feel better.

I'll just leave it at that, rather than rehashing the difficulties. Suffice it to say that the two hours I spent there were mostly wait time due to medical emergencies of other pets that came in.

Wishing all a wonderful day.

(p.s. Everyone raved about how well-behaved Harry was. Which made me laugh because enroute was a nightmare with his loud crying. But it'll be easier next time since I now know this new vet, and like her a lot. Also, she is less expensive than my former vet, although a little farther to drive.)

  
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 7/9/2012 3:49PM

    Vet trips can be so traumatic....

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LIVINGFREE19 7/9/2012 9:31AM

    I am glad harry is doing better!
It is great when you find a great vet, and even better yet, when they are cheaper!!

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KRISTINE99 7/8/2012 8:05PM

    Wishing you luck with your pet's medical concerns! I have two dogs of my own and it always breaks my heart a little when a medical problem pops up.

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NANCY- 7/8/2012 7:26PM

    Hopefully there will now be less stress for both you and Harry.
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CATLADY52 7/8/2012 7:01PM

    Glad it went as well as it did. emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 7/8/2012 2:33PM

    I'm glad it ended well. emoticon

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 7/8/2012 11:51AM

    Glad the meds are helping - it's never 'fun' to take any of my cats to the vet. They all hate the car and I swear it's a miracle the police haven't pulled me over for excessive noise or suspicion of cat torture! Hope things go better in the future and best of health to Harry!
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BLACK741 7/8/2012 10:27AM

    Sorry to hear that trips to the Vet will be a regular thing, but glad the medication is working. Hopefully Harry will like this new Vet also and won't cry so much next time you take him.

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JLITT62 7/8/2012 10:03AM

    While it's never fun to wait, here's how I tend to look at it: if I had an emergency, I'd hope my vet would put me first in line, too.

Sorry it was not a good experience.

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Anxiety Over Going to the Vet

Saturday, July 07, 2012

My cats are indoor, shy guys. Whenever I have to go to the vet, it is a major ordeal for me. I am bringing Harry in for his eye problem in about an hour and it's to a new vet. I feel anxious over driving with him even though he's in his carrier. He's such a shy guy and is so fearful of these infrequent trips. When he cries enroute, it makes me nervous. Silly, I know, and I just have to put my big girl pants on and concentrate that his eyeball needs help and this is the only way to get it.

Does anyone else go through this at pet-to-vet times?

  
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SKYEFYR 7/12/2012 3:35PM

  I'm not sure it it'll help Harry or not, or even if he'll sit still for it but....

Make yourself a cup of tea. :-)

Seriously - soak a teabag for about 3 minutes. Semi-squeeze the water out and let it get cool to the touch. Place it on his eye. It will draw out a lot of the infection and stuff that can build up in there. I know it's worked wonders when mine got pink eye. Or even sometimes with allergy season theirs will get all red and aggravated. It works and it's safe for them. Regular old black tea - the kind of bags you buy in the big boxes at the store - nothing special.

Works great for humans too at the end of a hard day or when your allergies act up and make you want to claw your eyes out.

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LIVINGFREE19 7/9/2012 9:33AM

    When my cats are crying while riding in the car I don't feel very good about it either. i think that is a natural emotion with our babies. Also, going to a new vet is scary for them and us because we don't know how they will be with our pride and joy also!

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FANGFACEKITTY 7/8/2012 1:13PM

    I'm so sorry Harry's not well but glad his eye drops are helping.

One of my cats, Tyler, howls and yowls at an ear splitting pitch the entire time he is in the carrier. A few years ago, when I broke my ankle and couldn't drive, my nephew who had only just received his first learning permit, came over to drive us all to the vet (me, 3 cats and my son). It was early March, there was a snow storm, my nephew was already extremely nervous about driving...and Tyler did his yowling thing. It was constant, the entire 20 minute drive each way. It was freaking me out and I was just the passenger. I felt so bad for my nephew but he got through the experience with only minimal emotional scarring LOL.

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ALEXSGIRL1 7/8/2012 9:20AM

    my pets are pretty good on teh way to the vets, but my dog did try to bite the vet once not good. I hope your cat is okay . they are part of the family and tug at our heart so. My prayers are with you both today

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JLITT62 7/8/2012 5:16AM

    I'm not really nervous, but tbe whole thing is just draining. Simba just howls the entire way - and is then perfectly happy at the vet. He HATES being shut into/out of something. Unfortunately he now sometimes pees in tbe car, too, which is very frustrating. And he needs to go every couple of months.

Hopefully you're recovered now!

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SHEILA234 7/7/2012 9:39PM

    My Roscoe lets out his first cry when we get to the elevator (going to the car), and then a few on the way there. Once I walk into the vet's office with him, though, he's full into "I'm pretending I'm not here" mode. By that time, he has got himself fully UNDER the bath towel I had on the floor of the cat carrier, and he sits there, absolutely still and silent, all the time we're waiting to get called in for his appointment. I'm sure that he thinks because he is covered up I will think he isn't there. Too sweet! :) I hope your appointment with your kitty went went today, Jesse.

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CATLADY52 7/7/2012 9:22PM

    With six cats we have six trips to the vet and each cat has a slightly different persona. Three are quiet and well mannered. Two are noisy but calm. The last one is the old man of the group and he starts meowing or maybe I should say meyowling the minute he gets put in the carrier. I think he can be heard two counties away.

Needless to say, it is always a fun trip. emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 7/7/2012 6:16PM

    I feel the same way when we need to bring out kitties in.
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Happy Birthday, USA!

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Oh, how I've cherished my freedom and independence all my life! And have never taken this country for granted.

With a heart full of love and appreciation, I hope like mad that we are able to surmount so many obstacles in our future.

Happy Birthday to this good ole USA of ours.

  
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SKYEFYR 7/6/2012 2:19PM

  There you are! :-) Hope you enjoyed your holiday!

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ALEXSGIRL1 7/5/2012 7:16PM

    happy 4th and happy everyday to you hugs

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RUNNER12COM 7/4/2012 10:02PM

    Happy Independence Day!

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NATPLUMMER 7/4/2012 12:09PM

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SAINTBETH 7/4/2012 10:42AM

    Amen!

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NANCY- 7/4/2012 9:32AM

    Amen!
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NIGHTOWLKIM 7/4/2012 12:28AM

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Here, here!

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Blogging Before Planned Power Outtage

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

The power is being turned off in my neighborhood for about three hours and I wanted to blog before that happens in a few minutes. They are doing a repair, so at least I can plan around this.

However, it really reminds me how our world would be very different if we lost our main grids for any reason. Wow, think of all the people who'd go haywire not being able to text or tweet!

WIshing all a happy day and a fun and safe 4th. Happy B'day USA!

  
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SKYEFYR 7/6/2012 2:22PM

  My husband would have to be put into a loony bin if he lost his ability to facebook.

At least you were warned! We lost power at work yesterday. There was a cable company truck working on a pole and they claim they didn't do it - but it's quite the coincidence that they went up the pole and our power went out. I ended up taking my work home with me and doing it there, but I couldn't do most of it since I couldn't log into the servers here. Makes me realize how bad things would be if we lost power for a long time or if the systems crashed. What did we do before electricity?

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 7/5/2012 4:21PM

    I hope you had a great 4th of July!

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SHOOTIN4STARS 7/3/2012 11:59PM

    That would be something. I would be unaffected seeing as I don't text or tweet. emoticon

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MEETSADMAMA 7/3/2012 7:11PM

    We lost a main power grid a few years back and it left our entire town powerless for just over 2 full days. Can't touch the fridge or freezer or everything inside it was garbage within a few hours, especially in the heat wave we were having at the time. No stores could open (I didn't realize that I depended on them so often!! Couldn't even get more propane for the BBQ or gas for the car and it was more than just our town, even further than our county. It was almost all of southern Ontario and parts of upstate NY. It just goes to show you how big a main power grid truly can be!! It sure can be a big eye opener that's for sure!!

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CATLADY52 7/3/2012 4:54PM

    Like living for the rest of your life on a desert island. emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 7/3/2012 4:01PM

    we lost power here for a week in october right before Halloween we had no way to heat the house. we felt like little house on the prarie lol. we washed our hair with cold water in the sink and dryed it in the sun. My son made a soup in a big pot with all our meats that was going bad outside on a real camp fire, best soup we ever had. we all huddled on the couch and tried to read or play cards from the light of one small lamp and i have teenagers. But they both walked up the street to the firestation to plug in their laptops and phones . It brought us together but i wouldn;t do it again.

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NATPLUMMER 7/3/2012 3:21PM

    At least you have warning.
Have a great holiday!!

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BLUE42DOWN 7/3/2012 1:10PM

    We had something similar at work a couple months ago with the power company replacing some major item and shutting power off for 6 hours.

The biggest concern I'd have from a power outage (which is kind of sad) is the food in my fridge and freezer. In the past I might have simply eaten anything that didn't need heating to "save" it. Being out of contact wouldn't phase me. I'd just read or go for a long walk.

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NANCY- 7/3/2012 12:44PM

    Planned power outage. At least you had a heads up and could prep for it. Hopefully they will finish the repair early.
Have a Happy 4th!!!

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DIBANANA 7/3/2012 11:43AM

  Good planning. I too think about how different my life is from say my grandmother's. We are lucky in some ways and not in others.

Keep Sparking

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