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I know how happy you are going to be when you're opening your front door and looking in for her. Coming home to a pet you love is so cool.
I return tomorrow evening about 9 pm Eastern Time.
When are you back home? I'm kind of waiting to find out what your 'punishment' will be, or whether she will just be glad to see you. Most often, it's punishment.
Well, Squeaky never warmed up to her sitter who describes my little angel as "snarly." LOL
My daughter, who I'm visiting, told me that after they go away for a while, upon returning their two felines meow a lot and are very affectionate. Someone else told me to expect to get the cold shoulder for a few days.
I really missed my kitty, but at least my daughter has two cats. One, Harley (a female named after the motorcycle brand...don't ask) is a rescued cat. They got her as a kitten. She is a little brain damaged from carbon monoxide poisoning.
Her husband is a manager at a car dealership and someone drove into their service department and said, "There's a kitten in my muffler." Apparently, they were more concerned about their muffler than the kitten. She was near death but my daughter spared no expense and nursed her back to health.
I say she's brain damaged because she's a little loopy for a cat and a bit hyperactive. But she's a sweetie who loves attention, so I often had to fend her off as I was trying to get things done, but whenever I could I let her hop up onto my lap for some lovin'.
Can't wait to see my little black cat again. I hope she's glad to see me!
In the UK spaying does not cost an arm or a leg, and if you on benifits, it can cost up to £19 , but if you working its about £50, I agree that spaying should be a community thing, to prevent unwanted kittens and abandoned cats... i think it also leads to the false science where councils go out on a cat killing spree, because people could not afford spaying.
With my permission she is sprinkling it over Squeaky's wet food and apparently Squeaky is finishing up her food. Maybe not the best way, but it gets it done. I told the sitter that now that we've solved that problem, she can concentrate on simply making sure the cat's basic needs are taken care of: food, water, scooping her litter every 2 or 3 days. Maybe Squeaky will warm up to her once she doesn't see the sitter as "that bad person who tries to force things into my mouth." LOL
On the other hand, maybe I have a one-man cat. Hopefully, if she needs meds again sometime it won't correspond with me being out of town. Squeaky may not enjoy it, but she will let me give her her medication. I simply pick her up (which the sitter hasn't been able to do successfully), hold her in my lap until she stops struggling, give her the dose through the back of her mouth where there is a gap, make sure she swallows, then offer her a treat.
The first time, she ran away under my bed. The second time she just ran to the other side of the room until I offered a treat. The last time I did it I asked her if she'd like a treat and instead of running away she ran straight to her treat bowl. So, I think I may have established a positive association in that little cat brain of hers.
Is your cat-sitter completing the dosage of the medication you have for Squeaky?
Vets are like dentists. Over the last few decades they have raised their fees to whatever the traffic will bear. I suppose they did it through incremental increases, though I suppose adopting a lot of expensive equipment, tests, and techniques has a lot to do with it.
Spaying is something a vet should do more or less as a community service, possibly charging only for anesthesia, drugs, and materials used, don't you agree?
Just took my little Beau to get her second set of shots. All in all the two visits cost me over $200. Then the vet gives me an estimate to have her spayed...$300! I contacted my local Animal Friends (who I support) & they charge $50 to spay. I will donate more on top of that just because I'm grateful for the reduction in price. We're not destitute but we're definitely on a budget. I can't believe what some vets think they can get away with. That's ridiculous.
Oh my , I hope she settles
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