Saving one animal will not change the world but it will change the world for that animal.
Interesting week at Chez Tigre.
I took Sita to the vet on Wednesday for her annual. I got her last April so she was due for her shots and really needed to have her claws trimmed cuz she either bites or tries to bite me whenever I try to do it. I really wish I knew what this little girl had gone through in her first 5 years. It took about 2 seconds to realize she was not going to cooperate with the vet tech’s claw trimming. Muzzle time. Fits over her jaws and covers her eyes. We got her claws trimmed with a huge fight and the dad’s right forearm bleeding all over the table. One of her back legs got free and did a number on me. I didn’t realize it until the vet tech pointed it out. Came home with a big bandage held on with adhesive wrap that says “No Chew!” Michelle, the vet tech, said she was using it so I wouldn’t chew the bandage off. Dr said they’d prolly need to fit me with a cone. I wondered about the No Chew! wrap. What made it No Chew!? The taste. Bitter as all get out. Wellll, I had to try to find out why they called it that.
Every once in a while I can feel Sita purr when I’m petting her. Not hear, feel. This morning she gets up on the bed and I can hear her purring! Pet her and she purred a little louder. Amazing. I was hoping that when she realized that she was gonna return home instead of somewhere else the other day her behaviour would mellow out a bit. And it has. I learned early on she didn’t like being handled around her chest area so pretty much avoided it. She’s been getting on the bed when I wake up in the morning, very lovey. This morning she laid down next to me and I was petting her and she’s purring and I’m thinkin’, man, this is great. I get my hand on her chest and just kind of stroke it and the next thing I know I’ve got 3 new trenches on my arm. Damn they’re fast. First aid stuff is supposed to be for the tigers, not the dad.
Is anybody else seeing a steady rise in pet food prices, particularly canned?
For ratty and Bob
Which reminds me of the one the sweetest photos evah
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