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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Hubby and I did the grocery shopping after supper on Tuesday night.

I set up appointments for our rottweiler to see the vet on Tuesday and for our cat to see the vet on Wednesday. I put a sheet over the back seat of my van. Some woman pulled out in front of me without using her turn signal and I had to hit the brakes, but Princess didn't fall off of the back seat.

Princess behaved very well and let the vet trim her nails without having to be muzzled. They also drew blood for a heartworm test and I got flea/tick medication and heartworm medication. I hadn't had money for them to give them every month, but Princess didn't have fleas or heartworms. I do try to brush my animals and fleas leave little specks in the hair that look like black pepper. Other than being a droolly dog while riding, her visit went fine.

I decided not to put Crellie in a cat carrier. She gets sick riding in one. I put a collar on her and she did fine on the way over to the animal hospital. She was fine at her visit too. The vet asked about our daughter's marriage since she used to work at the animal hospital. Our daughter sent them an invitation to the wedding in Wyoming, but they didn't go to the wedding. It is an expensive trip from Maryland.

When I went to put Crellie into the van, she tried to go up over my shoulder and jump off of me. I got her into the van, but my seatbelt buckle drops to the floor. I had to open the door to reach for it, and Crellie jumped out and ran behind the animal hospital. There was a hedge along the back of their property and she was between the building and the hedge. The grounds around the place are not well maintained and I was in a lot of undergrowth trying to catch Crellie. I remembered I left my driver's side door open and that my wallet was lying on the front seat. The animal hospital is across from a city park, so I went back to my van and locked the door.

Crellie ran from me just far enough to stay out of my reach. When I went back I couldn't see her. I stopped and listened for her to meow. She didn't. I went through the hedge and up on the driveway of a building and called for her. I thought I heard her and stopped and listened. Then I went to the end of the building on the opposite side from the parking lot and spotted her between the building and the hedge.

When I tried to grab her, she tried to go under a tank of some sort. I got her by the tail and then was able to pull her toward me and grab her. The trip home was uneventful with a lot of meowing from Crellie and she remained calm while I unlocked the front door. Lesson learned: It is better to clean up after a sick cat, than to have no cat at all.

Today I tried to get some laundry done so it will be done by the weekend. Hubby made the phone call this evening about getting new spouting put on the house. He also said he would start walking with me in the evenings. At his last check up he was fine, but his weight has gone up.

I am stressing about trying to get all of this work done before our first snowfall There are usually flurries by October 31st. We need a new chimney, spouting repairs or new, and two windows replaced.

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    O! I know what it's like to have one of your felines get away from you~ *hugs* Been there and done that too many times to count. *LOL* Take care of your sweet self~ *hugs* BB~
    2101 days ago
    Your trip to the Vet brought back memories. I had a large black cat that hated the carrier so much that she would poop in it on the way to the Vet. Needless to say, it was not a pleasant trip and even in Winter, the windows had to be down. On the positive side though, we had her stool sample ready and waiting. emoticon
    2101 days ago
    My cat Chess was missing once for 2 days. Finally Late one night I meowed for her and she replied. I followed the meow and found her locked inside a neighbors shed. The neighbor heard me and came out side with a shotgun! I quickly explanied the situation. He was kind enough to open the shed. She lept into my arms meaowing. At home Chess fed on tuna and kitten milk. After eating she came onto my lap. look at me, and gave a huge sigh. She was safe. She was home. She never did that again.
    2101 days ago
    Darn cat.I hated that when I had cats and they took off
    2102 days ago
    I like the idea of your husband walking with you. When Rog and I walk we often get some serious "planning" done. It doesn't seem to happen in the house!
    2102 days ago
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    I was on the edge of my seat reading about your experience with Crellie. I'm glad you caught her. It could have ended poorly. Thank God it worked out okay. Guess she'll be riding in a carrier next trip, lol.
    2102 days ago
    I know just how you felt chasing your precious cat all over the place - its so scary! Roxy has done that to me four times - these pets don't know how good they have it!!

    I am so happy Princess did well - sounds like she has calmed down - guess she is the angel of the family now!! Yayyyy Princess! Have you tried a cat leash? I used to get them free from the vet.

    I was so happy to hear that your husband is going to walk with you -- too cool!

    Seems like only yesterday you were stressed about winter and firewood -- I am detecting a pattern!!

    Way to go catching the cat by the tail! I knew you were quick!!
    2102 days ago
    Glad the furbabies are alright. SHEESH . . . glad Crellie came back! HUGS
    2102 days ago
    always something
    2102 days ago
    Boy it sounded like you had a rather interesting trip to the vet. I am so glad you caught the cat before anything happend to it. You live in Maryland. I live in Kansas. It has been so hot here this summer. I hope we have a fall before we go into winter. I believe last year was a rather odd winter. I hope we can get some moisture. Things are so dry and dying. I hope you have a terrific rest of the week. emoticon
    2102 days ago
    Animals are like your kids. I take care of my daughter's cat and dog when she is out of town. The dog loves the lake and always brings in the mud and water.
    I am glad you got her. emoticon
    2102 days ago
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