I recently introduced you to Buddy and Freckles this week. Today Buddy spent most of his day trying to pee in the little box, but nothing was happening. The first think I thought of was "urinary blockage, 8 y/old neutered male cat). My daughter's cat (also named Buddy) had the same problem 2 years ago. Since our cats have not been seen by a vet here since we moved 5.5 months ago, I was fortunately, to find a vet to see him at 6pm this evening (Columbus Day). As I suspected he is blocked and in some pain, so they have to keep him 2-3 days, sedate him,catheterize him, and unblock him. I was shocked to learn it is going to cost about $1,000 as well!!! Of course my husband did not hesitate to say "put it on a credit card", but what is a pet owner to do when they are part of your family. If one of our cats had cancer (God Forbid) we most probably would not put them through any treatments, but this hopefully can be fixed and managed. I felt so bad leaving him as he buried his head into my sweater and was shaking :( - So let's hope this is an easy fix, and Buddy will be back home with us soon.....Keep you posted.
You saw Freckles (in the Amazon Box)---no they did not ship him..LOL and I though I'd share pictures of the last (2) fur balls that reside with us:
Libby, is a 12 year old Calico, the alpha cat, and senior citizen around here. She's is good shape, still loves to chase play mice. She's become an indoor only cat these last 1.5 years after she used up 8 of her 9 lives. She was missing for 14 days when we went on vacation, and our neighbor was watching our pets. Suddenly, the day after we came home she suddenly showed up...Thank goodness as she is my husband's favorite. Here she is:
And last by certainly not least Lily, age 7, the cat we would love to have cloned. She is the sweetest, most lovable cat, and loves to be warm. She finds her way under comforters, bedspreads, rugs etc when ever she is cold, and will always manage to find the (1) sunniest spot to nap. She's very petite, just 7lbs and gets along with everyone and likes people too. She is truly one of a kind.
How could anyone abuse animals is beyond me. (In my next life I want to come back as someone's "much loved" housecat :)
Have a nice evening everyone!