Hi everyone, Katie here.
Well this is a real slap in the face, isn't it. Welcome to the roller coaster of my life:
- Glogirly abandons me to go on a fishing trip. Boo.
- I scare the cat sitter. Yay.
- The cat sitter scares me. Boo.
- Glogirly returns with salmon. Yay.
- I find out I'm not already Cat Ruler Of the World. Boo.
- I find out I'm nominated for Cat Ruler Of The World. Yay.
I've NEVER heard of Take Your Cat To The Vet Week.
May as well be Take-Your-Cat-And-Trap-Them-In-A-Small-Locked-Box-And-Bring-Them-To-A-Smelly-Stainless-Steel-Room-Guarded-By-Evil-Syringe-Toting-Monsters-Dressed-In-Armpit-Length-Protective-Gloves-That-Smell-Suspiciously-Of-DOG Week.
Taking your beloved kitty to the ::shhhhh, vet:: is a really big deal. Unfortunately many humans find it so difficult to lure us into our carriers and get us to the vet for that dreaded visit that they only take us in when we're sick.
National Take Your Cat to the Vet Week was created in 1999 by Feline Pine to educate the public about the importance of regular veterinary care for our feline companions. Did you know that cats are the most common pet in US homes at over 74 million compared to 70 million dogs? (source: AVMA) Yet on average, cats go to the vet less than half as often as dogs.
I know, I know... there's a little part of me that thinks we're doing just fine. But I want to be happy, healthy and around for a long, long time to pester Glogirly. And I KNOW she wants me to be around for a long time too. The jury's still out on Gloman.
Rumor has it that I'm going to be making one of these trips soon. At least I can have a little fun living up to my reputation at the vet. Hey vet techs -- Get those gloves ready!