Timeline of a Visit to the Vet

  • 5:45 p.m. Stuff cat in cat carrier.

  • 5:45 - 6:10 p.m. Drive to vet, serenaded by endless pitiful meowing.

  • 6:11 p.m. Walk into vet, pitiful meowing still in effect, and endure "Is that your cat making all that noise?" inquiry from everyone in waiting room.

  • 6:15 p.m. As predicted, listen to vet tech tell cat how cute she is.

  • 6:17 p.m. Listen to vet tell cat how cute she is. And that she needs her teeth cleaned.

  • 6:30 p.m. Pay $81 for one lousy vaccine and teeth cleaning advisement.

  • 6:33 p.m. Drive home serenaded by endless pitiful meowing.

  • 6:43 p.m. Make mental note that pitiful meowing lets up when "Round Here" by Counting Crows comes on the radio.

  • 6:50 p.m. Arrive home and release cat from cat carrier. Watch cat wander around apartment avoiding me.

  • 7:15 p.m. Sense cat glowering at me from very high, very safe place.

  • 9:00 p.m. Sit down on sofa to watch Heroes.

  • 9:01 p.m. Watch cat settle in lap. All is forgiven.


Dave E. said…
I've been lucky with my dog. She never puts up a fuss about the vet or any other car trip. She's getting old enough now that I have to either have her ride in the extended cab behind the sit or lift her(all 85 lbs.) into the front seat.

Heh...word verification: tavoings. If Sammy could talk it would probably be "Where are we tavoings to?"
Dave E. said…
Oops, not sit, but seat.

WV: surbone, as in Sammy saying "Is that surbone or can I have a crack at it".
Lindsay said…
Hehehe. I love cats.
Kate P said…
Dave: "surbone" is very appropriate for dog-related commenting! I know what you mean about older pets having trouble climbing b/c my parents have a cat who is 16 and arthritic (and pretty crabby about it, although that might be the hyperthyroidism). Maybe a ramp would work, for Sammy to get into the truck?

Lindsay: Me too!
Dave E. said…
I rigged up some steps, but she didn't get the joke. A ramp will have to be the next thing I try. If that doesn't work, the next thing will be block and tackle(jk).
Kate P said…
I can just see Sammy looking at the ramp, then looking around as if thinking, "O.K., where's the camera?"

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