A Week’s Work . . .

7 Feb

. . .in one morning.

I had to take the cat to the vet yesterday, and Eddie wasn’t having any of it, thank you very much.

First off, it took me for-bloody-ever to get him into a carrier. Any carrier. He howled and clawed and carried on over the first two, so I had to find keys and boots to get the largest one out of the barn. That bad boy is big enough that our great-grandkids could set up a playhouse in there. While I am trying to wrestle with the cat, the dog is bouncing around, getting under my feet and “talking” up a storm. “What is she doing to you, Eddie? Are you OK?”

“Momma, watch out! Eddie’s mad!”

In the chaos Eddie jumped onto the dining room table and knocked over a glass of juice, so everything was on hold until I got that mopped up before it ran on to the carpet.  Once I managed to jam the cat into the carrier, I had to get out the door. Eddie weighs fifteen pounds and I’d wager the carrier is at least that heavy. And it is HUGE.  (I think it might be the one we had for Brinks, our beloved pit-boxer mix.)

It took me so long to get through the door that I set off the alarm, and then I discovered I’d left my keys on the counter. Dash around to get the house key – a two step job, as the actual key is located elsewhere – and of course, by the time I unlocked the door, the alarm company was on the phone, about ten seconds away from calling the cops.

And I still managed to get to the vet’s on time!

12 Responses to “A Week’s Work . . .”

  1. Alien Resort February 7, 2020 at 1:35 am #

    Just like our Ernest. Now I use calming spray from the pet store and it works well.

    • thisendoftheswamp February 7, 2020 at 9:38 pm #

      I’ll have to look into that calming spray. Good idea!

      • Alien Resort February 8, 2020 at 1:44 am #

        Spray in cat’s vicinity 30 minutes before putting cat in carrier. The active ingredient is catnip oil.

  2. Garfield Hug February 7, 2020 at 7:51 am #

    You are ready for wrestle mania my dear! Good job. It is tough and yet you did it! Bravo!

  3. tiggerlyss February 7, 2020 at 5:53 pm #

    We have two like that! I am surprised that you managed to get Eddie back in at the vet’s office.

    • thisendoftheswamp February 7, 2020 at 9:35 pm #

      After being poked and prodded, he was glad to get back into the crate.

  4. Luanne February 7, 2020 at 8:44 pm #

    Good job! Haha. Gosh how is your cat 15 pounds?! My biggest kitties are all under 13. That is huge!

    • thisendoftheswamp February 7, 2020 at 9:37 pm #

      All of our cats have been strays – and all of them have been huge. We had one that weighed 30 pounds! Someplace along the line there must have been one very large tom roaming the woods!

      • Luanne February 11, 2020 at 12:01 am #

        Hahaha! I guess so!

  5. AJ February 8, 2020 at 2:58 am #

    Oh my- that was a marathon to get to the vet. I hope the visit went better!

    • thisendoftheswamp February 9, 2020 at 11:55 pm #

      All we needed was a blood test, and they didn’t even charge me! Of course, considering the amount we normally spend on the cat and dog, this was a small blessing. We have to go back in a couple of weeks. I hope the second verse is not as bad as the first!

      • AJ February 10, 2020 at 1:16 am #

        Oh that’s good!

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