Hi everyone, Katie here.
Last week I had my weigh-in at the V-E-T. I've been trying to compose myself over the past few days before I recount my harrowing experience to you.
Despite the fact that Glogirly could already tell I'm light as a feather, she still insisted on trapping me in my carrier and transporting me to that horrible and evil place. She tried to justify her decision with some crazy talk of excessive hairballs. Hello? I'm a cat. A fastidious one at that...hairballs are part of the package.
Oh the smell.
And all those strangers, sweet-talking those unsuspecting cats, inappropriately touching them, pretending it's for their own good. How they can live with themselves is beyond me.
The vet tech had read my chart. She knew. She even had the armpit-length gloves at the ready. But I outsmarted her. If anyone was going to draw blood that day is was going to be ME. I made the first move and engaged her pasty, naked hand. Direct contact. Yes, there was blood.
Then the gloves came out.
Then the blanket.
I fought and fought and fought some more until
My low-carb, high-protein diet teamed with my daily Waffles workouts has FINALLY paid off. I've trimmed 10% of my body weight in just over 5 months and I'm now down to my optimum
As for the hairballs, I've got some tasty goo to add to my food for a couple of weeks. So far so good. But I'm telling you, if I feel one coming, I'm aiming at Waffles.
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Oh Katie, you crack me up. I'm so glad you showed those evil-doers who's the Boss!ReplyDelete
Good girl Katie. Good job!ReplyDelete
Katie, are you really all that bad at the vet or are you exaggerating? MOL.. you do look very scared though. Glad your weigh-in went well!ReplyDelete
I thought that was a casserole carrier! Good thing it's not, I don't think you'd both fit in there.ReplyDelete
Glad you are back to your svelte, sexie self!
Ms. Stella O'Houligan
Yes, Ann. I REALLY am that bad. They see me coming a mile away. I have a special *mark* on my file. And Glogirly says it's like a scene from the Exorcist.
Looking svelte is worth a few hairballs. You make our boys look like pussys ;-)ReplyDelete
Heh-heh, aim one this way for Princeton, too!ReplyDelete
We think you look very svelte, Katie. ::wolf whistles::
Congrats on making your optimal fighting weight, Katie! I guess all that hassle with Waffles helped you get there, so he's been good for something (not that he should ever find that out, of course).ReplyDelete
Paws up for a good weigh-in! And for drawing blood. I'm usually a terrified ball of trembling fear, so I never scratch anybody.ReplyDelete
Danger dots! As you know, I have a boy with dots too!ReplyDelete
I had put away my round Sleepypod carrier last year after a heartbreaking loss, but decided to use it for Simon's two recent visits. WHAT a difference! For the most part, he was able to stay in the carrier with the top off. The Vet was also able to look in his mouth and touch his gums (while I held my breath). NO BLOOD!
With as often as we've been to the Vet this past year, I've also noticed that there are techs that Simon clearly hates, some he tolerates, and one (the only male), he's really OK with.
Oh Katie, you're wonderfully bad! Congratulations on getting to your optimal weight!ReplyDelete
What a great job at weight loss, Katie! You don't look like a happy camper in those photos at all, but it sounds like you gave as good as you got at the vet's office.ReplyDelete
We're glad you made it home safely! You've always looked great to us! And kudos on drawing blood first! Have a great week.ReplyDelete
Oh Katie, what a harrowing account. You must have been traumatised!ReplyDelete
Well done on the weight loss though.
The Paw Relations
Hey Katie...your diet is just like our Mom's!! We're very proud of you for drawing blood!!ReplyDelete
The Florida Furkids
Good job with losing some weight, Katie, though we don't think you needed to lose any!ReplyDelete
I went to the vet too last week, but like Waffles, I really don't mind it there.ReplyDelete
Did the vet give you that petramalt stuff? My Grandpa Bobo used to have that for his hairballs.
Do you like to be brushed Katie? That helps too!
Awesome job on the weight loss Katie! I know you feel better.ReplyDelete
But, CLEARLY, these photos are actionable by you. I mean, each one TOTALLY demonstrates that you were simply being tortured. Your distress is evident.
Therefore, I feel you clearly have good cause to whap Waffles next time you get the urge.
Purr-haps you could get some extra exercise in practicing throwing spit ... um hairballs. It IS baseball season still, after all!
How brave you are Katie! I usually hide my head under Mum's arm until it's all over.ReplyDelete
That is a very cool carrier.. probably even better than my picnic basket one.. (which is made to look like a picnic basket, not a basket I made into a carrier)ReplyDelete
I bet the hairballs are just a side effect of the new better diet and will abate soon..
yeah - those places are just rude.... good for you Katie!!ReplyDelete
What a terrifying experience! It sounds like it's Waffles fault. Aim well. :DReplyDelete
Compliments on your pet carrier, Katie. Now, tell Glogirly to weigh you now with her luggage scale and write it down, then she can check every so often that way. Avoid the vet visits unless shots or needed or there is something wrong.ReplyDelete
Oh no! Not the gloves! That is wonderful you have lost the weight. Maybe we need a Waffles regime at our house. LOL.ReplyDelete
We are so proud that you fought gallantly!ReplyDelete
Pee Ess: You might aim for Glogirly's shoes if W2 isn't around ;)
Katie, you are our HEROINE! WTG.
YAY that you trimmed 10% of your bodyweight !ReplyDelete
That hopefully means that you don´t have to go to the vet for a long long time :)
hehehe you do crack me up Katie,xx SpeedyReplyDelete
Awesome! Great job, Katie -- on the weight loss AND the blood-letting! ;)ReplyDelete
Our Angel Maggie used to have a red sticker on her chart at the vet. She was super sweet with us, but did not like going to the vet at all...
Katie, our sister Tessa sends you the highest of high fives on your superior behavior at the V-E-T! We also wonder how it is the humans think they're the ones in charge when coming to exams and drawing blood. Silly people. Purrs....ReplyDelete
Katie concats on your svelte figure, we are glad everything went so well with your results. The event itself was worthy of the fight at the OK corral!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on getting down to your fighting weight and congratulations on showing the vet what for . Te he you did let then have it. Glad you are ok.. Hugs GJ xxReplyDelete
Allie: *drags calculator over to Mother*ReplyDelete
TEN percent! Did you see that Mother? TEN percent!
I want to know how much my weight loss was, too!
It's the LEAST you can do after making me suffer those very same indignities.
(At least Katie has claws. Not that I'm complaining about my mani/pedi, mind you, but it does get in the way of certain Statements, if you know what I mean. *flexes claws*
Dang Katie, I love the Vet and let her do whatever she wants. Next time I can go for you!ReplyDelete
Well done Katie! You make me snort with laughter :-)ReplyDelete
~ Coccolino the mini pig
OMC Katie, you is a furightening kitty when you want to be. That v e t sure got told but good!ReplyDelete
Great job on the weight loss. Mom could learn something from you, MOL
Sasha, Sami, & Saku
You have GOT to come over and visit with my Auntie Primrose. The two of you could compare the war stories all day long!ReplyDelete
SCORE! No video of the blood? I've never been to a vet who used the long gloves or blanket. I wonder why. Around here they don't even use the Feliway. The last 2 pictures show you in such natural positions. You're as expressive as I am.ReplyDelete
Katie, darling, it's just an OUTRAGE that you got packed up like a side of beef and hauled off to the stabby place when your Human could totally have weighed you at home and besides you didn't even NEED to be weighed at all since you are so self-evidently svelte and lovely. XOXOXOXOReplyDelete
We are going to have to try that nipping blood tacticReplyDelete
Benny & Lily
Good for you, Katie. You've done us all proud!ReplyDelete
Concats Katie on your weight loss. hairballs come with the territory. No shame in that. You sure have what appears to be a comfy and cozy PTU. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Misty May, Mauricio, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo.ReplyDelete