Unpacking the newest assortment of bird chew toys, a new perch for Bandit who is eating through his current one due to his molting anxiety, and some sandstone flat perches, gives Sassafrass and Nekoka one of their favorite toys as well – a new cardboard box, of course!
Both kitties had their annual vet trip yesterday and it was not pleasant. Trapping them both in their respective cat carriers was upsetting – the minute I brought the carries upstairs from their basement hideout, both cats hid and I spent a frantic ten minutes trying to find them and corral them. That is one of my nightmares – not being able to find them and being late for our appointment!
Nekoka has put on some weight since his last visit, but Sassy has maintained her lovely figure. Unfortunately for her though, her teeth have built up some tartar and now I have to take her in for a cleaning in two weeks, which necessitates the horrific duty of not allowing her food or water from 10pm the previous evening until I drop her off at the office at 8 in the morning.
The logistics of this stupefy me. I hate having to think about this. And of course it means Nekoka will also have to fast as I’m not separating her or isolating her or locking her up in a room or anything. I guess in the morning I’ll pack her in a carrier and then cover her so she won’t see me feed and put the water fountain back out for Nekoka. She will already be ticked off enough without seeing that.
Then to have to leave her all day at the vets – this has never happened to her. I hope she will forgive me and forget it. I know everything will be fine but one frets, right?
Nekoka better not cause a fuss when she gets back either. Actually, it was Sassy who had the hard time when Nekoka had to go in for an office visit. She really didn’t like his scent when he got back; she hissed at him and smacked him upside the head. And now the shoe (or the smell?) will be on the other foot!