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Jack Campin February 2nd 13 01:32 AM

Chloe goes to the vet
 
Our Chloe has had diarrhoea lately so we took her to the vet to find
out what the problem was. Turned out she was slightly hyperthyroid,
so we'll be treating that. She's pretty old (about 16) so it could
have been a lot worse.

She's only been to the vet once before, years ago when she had
dental problems. I was amazed at how well she travelled. She
meowed a couple of times on being put in the carrier, but not at
all on the bus or at the surgery. She actually seemed to enjoy
the trip, looking around and purring with no effort to hide or
get out.

I couldn't help thinking of the old ladies in the village who get
a regular trip by minibus to meet for bingo in their day centre.

The only cat we've had with an even more positive attitude to the
vet was Mingus (RB), who would jump into the carrier as soon as
we opened its door. We figured he was looking forward to his
ketamine high.

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Matt Ferrari[_2_] February 3rd 13 12:52 AM

Chloe goes to the vet
 

"Jack Campin" wrote in message
...
Our Chloe has had diarrhoea lately so we took her to the vet to find
out what the problem was. Turned out she was slightly hyperthyroid,
so we'll be treating that. She's pretty old (about 16) so it could
have been a lot worse.

She's only been to the vet once before, years ago when she had
dental problems. I was amazed at how well she travelled. She
meowed a couple of times on being put in the carrier, but not at
all on the bus or at the surgery. She actually seemed to enjoy
the trip, looking around and purring with no effort to hide or
get out.


I wish Goofy was that relaxed with the carrier. It really bothers him
greatly

yay for Chloe's successful visit.



Joy February 3rd 13 12:56 AM

Chloe goes to the vet
 
"Matt Ferrari" wrote in message
...

"Jack Campin" wrote in message
...
Our Chloe has had diarrhoea lately so we took her to the vet to find
out what the problem was. Turned out she was slightly hyperthyroid,
so we'll be treating that. She's pretty old (about 16) so it could
have been a lot worse.

She's only been to the vet once before, years ago when she had
dental problems. I was amazed at how well she travelled. She
meowed a couple of times on being put in the carrier, but not at
all on the bus or at the surgery. She actually seemed to enjoy
the trip, looking around and purring with no effort to hide or
get out.


I wish Goofy was that relaxed with the carrier. It really bothers him
greatly

yay for Chloe's successful visit.


Yes, that's wonderful! Actually, both of those things about Chloe are
wonderful. Pickles absolutely panics when I put her in a carrier, which is
why she hasn't been to the vet since I realized that.

Joy



jmcquown[_2_] February 3rd 13 02:29 PM

Chloe goes to the vet
 
On 2/2/2013 6:56 PM, Joy wrote:
"Matt Ferrari" wrote in message
...

"Jack Campin" wrote in message
...
Our Chloe has had diarrhoea lately so we took her to the vet to find
out what the problem was. Turned out she was slightly hyperthyroid,
so we'll be treating that. She's pretty old (about 16) so it could
have been a lot worse.

She's only been to the vet once before, years ago when she had
dental problems. I was amazed at how well she travelled. She
meowed a couple of times on being put in the carrier, but not at
all on the bus or at the surgery. She actually seemed to enjoy
the trip, looking around and purring with no effort to hide or
get out.


I wish Goofy was that relaxed with the carrier. It really bothers him
greatly

yay for Chloe's successful visit.


Yes, that's wonderful! Actually, both of those things about Chloe are
wonderful. Pickles absolutely panics when I put her in a carrier, which is
why she hasn't been to the vet since I realized that.

Joy


Wonderful about Chloe, for sure! Persia gets so upset when she's in the
carrier she throws up :(

Jill

Joy February 4th 13 01:45 AM

Chloe goes to the vet
 
"jmcquown" wrote in message
...
On 2/2/2013 6:56 PM, Joy wrote:
"Matt Ferrari" wrote in message
...

"Jack Campin" wrote in message
...
Our Chloe has had diarrhoea lately so we took her to the vet to find
out what the problem was. Turned out she was slightly hyperthyroid,
so we'll be treating that. She's pretty old (about 16) so it could
have been a lot worse.

She's only been to the vet once before, years ago when she had
dental problems. I was amazed at how well she travelled. She
meowed a couple of times on being put in the carrier, but not at
all on the bus or at the surgery. She actually seemed to enjoy
the trip, looking around and purring with no effort to hide or
get out.


I wish Goofy was that relaxed with the carrier. It really bothers him
greatly

yay for Chloe's successful visit.


Yes, that's wonderful! Actually, both of those things about Chloe are
wonderful. Pickles absolutely panics when I put her in a carrier, which
is
why she hasn't been to the vet since I realized that.

Joy


Wonderful about Chloe, for sure! Persia gets so upset when she's in the
carrier she throws up :(

Jill


Oh, dear! Pickles used to cuss like crazy on the way to the vet. On the
way home, she would repeatedly throw herself at the end of the carrier. She
destroyed three carriers that way. I was still too stupid to realize she
did it because she was terrified, until the day she screamed when I tried to
stuff her in headfirst, and Waffles jumped me from behind to defend her.

Joy



MLBriggs February 4th 13 02:16 AM

Chloe goes to the vet
 
On Sun, 03 Feb 2013 16:45:15 -0800, Joy wrote:

"jmcquown" wrote in message
...
On 2/2/2013 6:56 PM, Joy wrote:
"Matt Ferrari" wrote in message
...

"Jack Campin" wrote in message
...
Our Chloe has had diarrhoea lately so we took her to the vet to find
out what the problem was. Turned out she was slightly hyperthyroid,
so we'll be treating that. She's pretty old (about 16) so it could
have been a lot worse.

She's only been to the vet once before, years ago when she had
dental problems. I was amazed at how well she travelled. She
meowed a couple of times on being put in the carrier, but not at
all on the bus or at the surgery. She actually seemed to enjoy
the trip, looking around and purring with no effort to hide or
get out.


I wish Goofy was that relaxed with the carrier. It really bothers him
greatly

yay for Chloe's successful visit.

Yes, that's wonderful! Actually, both of those things about Chloe are
wonderful. Pickles absolutely panics when I put her in a carrier, which
is
why she hasn't been to the vet since I realized that.

Joy


Wonderful about Chloe, for sure! Persia gets so upset when she's in the
carrier she throws up :(

Jill


Oh, dear! Pickles used to cuss like crazy on the way to the vet. On the
way home, she would repeatedly throw herself at the end of the carrier. She
destroyed three carriers that way. I was still too stupid to realize she
did it because she was terrified, until the day she screamed when I tried to
stuff her in headfirst, and Waffles jumped me from behind to defend her.

Joy


That sounds like an in teresting story. Tell us more about what happened.\

Princess (Siamese RB 16) used to moan on the way to the Vet. One day, she was moaning loudly while we waited our turn to see Ted. A lady came in with a large dog and Princess was themn
as quiet as a mouse. I told Ted after her exam that Princess hated the carrier. He said "I'll betshe doesn't now" and Princess turned from him
and walked into the carrier for refuge. Best wishes. MLB

Joy February 4th 13 02:48 AM

Chloe goes to the vet
 
"mlbriggs" wrote in message
...
On Sun, 03 Feb 2013 16:45:15 -0800, Joy wrote:

"jmcquown" wrote in message
...
On 2/2/2013 6:56 PM, Joy wrote:
"Matt Ferrari" wrote in message
...

"Jack Campin" wrote in message
...
Our Chloe has had diarrhoea lately so we took her to the vet to find
out what the problem was. Turned out she was slightly hyperthyroid,
so we'll be treating that. She's pretty old (about 16) so it could
have been a lot worse.

She's only been to the vet once before, years ago when she had
dental problems. I was amazed at how well she travelled. She
meowed a couple of times on being put in the carrier, but not at
all on the bus or at the surgery. She actually seemed to enjoy
the trip, looking around and purring with no effort to hide or
get out.


I wish Goofy was that relaxed with the carrier. It really bothers him
greatly

yay for Chloe's successful visit.

Yes, that's wonderful! Actually, both of those things about Chloe are
wonderful. Pickles absolutely panics when I put her in a carrier,
which
is
why she hasn't been to the vet since I realized that.

Joy


Wonderful about Chloe, for sure! Persia gets so upset when she's in the
carrier she throws up :(

Jill


Oh, dear! Pickles used to cuss like crazy on the way to the vet. On the
way home, she would repeatedly throw herself at the end of the carrier.
She
destroyed three carriers that way. I was still too stupid to realize she
did it because she was terrified, until the day she screamed when I tried
to
stuff her in headfirst, and Waffles jumped me from behind to defend her.

Joy


That sounds like an in teresting story. Tell us more about what
happened.\

Princess (Siamese RB 16) used to moan on the way to the Vet. One day, she
was moaning loudly while we waited our turn to see Ted. A lady came in
with a large dog and Princess was themn
as quiet as a mouse. I told Ted after her exam that Princess hated the
carrier. He said "I'll betshe doesn't now" and Princess turned from him
and walked into the carrier for refuge. Best wishes. MLB


When I got the two cats, the woman who had them gave me a large plastic
carrier that would hold both of them. I managed to get it home, but I've
aged some in the few years since I got them. They each weigh about 15
pounds, and the plastic carrier is heavy when it's empty. I tried using a
small cloth carrier that I had, and Pickles busted out the end of it. I
tried a cardboard carrier the next time, and again she destroyed it. I
can't remember a third, so maybe it was only the two she ruined.

I used the plastic one for the next few visits, but it just got too heavy
for me. I got a new cloth carrier, a little bigger than the old one. It
can be opened from either the top or the end. I figured that the only way I
could get her into it and manage to zip it shut before she could get out was
to stand it on end and stuff her in head first. I got it ready and finally
managed to catch her. As I approached the couch, where I'd put the carrier,
Waffles watched. Just as I started to stuff Pickles in, she let out a
bloodcurdling scream. I've never heard anything like it, and never want to
hear it again. The second she screamed, Waffles jumped me from behind. I
actually had a scratch on my rear end.

I was so shocked, both by the scream and by Waffles' attack, that I let go
of Pickles. I sat down to think it over, and finally got it through my
thick head that her throwing herself at the end of the carrier wasn't from
rage, but from panic. Since I'm a bit claustrophobic myself, I could
understand that. I wasn't happy about the scratch, but I admire Waffles for
defending his sisfur.

Joy



jmcquown[_2_] February 4th 13 03:04 AM

Chloe goes to the vet
 
On 2/3/2013 8:48 PM, Joy wrote:
"mlbriggs" wrote in message
...
On Sun, 03 Feb 2013 16:45:15 -0800, Joy wrote:

"jmcquown" wrote in message
...
On 2/2/2013 6:56 PM, Joy wrote:
"Matt Ferrari" wrote in message
...

"Jack Campin" wrote in message
...
Our Chloe has had diarrhoea lately so we took her to the vet to find
out what the problem was. Turned out she was slightly hyperthyroid,
so we'll be treating that. She's pretty old (about 16) so it could
have been a lot worse.

She's only been to the vet once before, years ago when she had
dental problems. I was amazed at how well she travelled. She
meowed a couple of times on being put in the carrier, but not at
all on the bus or at the surgery. She actually seemed to enjoy
the trip, looking around and purring with no effort to hide or
get out.


I wish Goofy was that relaxed with the carrier. It really bothers him
greatly

yay for Chloe's successful visit.

Yes, that's wonderful! Actually, both of those things about Chloe are
wonderful. Pickles absolutely panics when I put her in a carrier,
which
is
why she hasn't been to the vet since I realized that.

Joy


Wonderful about Chloe, for sure! Persia gets so upset when she's in the
carrier she throws up :(

Jill

Oh, dear! Pickles used to cuss like crazy on the way to the vet. On the
way home, she would repeatedly throw herself at the end of the carrier.
She
destroyed three carriers that way. I was still too stupid to realize she
did it because she was terrified, until the day she screamed when I tried
to
stuff her in headfirst, and Waffles jumped me from behind to defend her.

Joy


That sounds like an in teresting story. Tell us more about what
happened.\

Princess (Siamese RB 16) used to moan on the way to the Vet. One day, she
was moaning loudly while we waited our turn to see Ted. A lady came in
with a large dog and Princess was themn
as quiet as a mouse. I told Ted after her exam that Princess hated the
carrier. He said "I'll betshe doesn't now" and Princess turned from him
and walked into the carrier for refuge. Best wishes. MLB


When I got the two cats, the woman who had them gave me a large plastic
carrier that would hold both of them. I managed to get it home, but I've
aged some in the few years since I got them. They each weigh about 15
pounds, and the plastic carrier is heavy when it's empty. I tried using a
small cloth carrier that I had, and Pickles busted out the end of it. I
tried a cardboard carrier the next time, and again she destroyed it. I
can't remember a third, so maybe it was only the two she ruined.

I used the plastic one for the next few visits, but it just got too heavy
for me. I got a new cloth carrier, a little bigger than the old one. It
can be opened from either the top or the end. I figured that the only way I
could get her into it and manage to zip it shut before she could get out was
to stand it on end and stuff her in head first. I got it ready and finally
managed to catch her. As I approached the couch, where I'd put the carrier,
Waffles watched. Just as I started to stuff Pickles in, she let out a
bloodcurdling scream. I've never heard anything like it, and never want to
hear it again. The second she screamed, Waffles jumped me from behind. I
actually had a scratch on my rear end.

I was so shocked, both by the scream and by Waffles' attack, that I let go
of Pickles. I sat down to think it over, and finally got it through my
thick head that her throwing herself at the end of the carrier wasn't from
rage, but from panic. Since I'm a bit claustrophobic myself, I could
understand that. I wasn't happy about the scratch, but I admire Waffles for
defending his sisfur.

Joy


That's a wonderful story (sorry about your scratched rear end!). Yes,
he was defending her. Not so sweet for you... but sweet, all the same :)

Jill

Joy February 4th 13 03:31 AM

Chloe goes to the vet
 
"jmcquown" wrote in message
...
On 2/3/2013 8:48 PM, Joy wrote:
"mlbriggs" wrote in message
...
On Sun, 03 Feb 2013 16:45:15 -0800, Joy wrote:

"jmcquown" wrote in message
...
On 2/2/2013 6:56 PM, Joy wrote:
"Matt Ferrari" wrote in message
...

"Jack Campin" wrote in message
...
Our Chloe has had diarrhoea lately so we took her to the vet to
find
out what the problem was. Turned out she was slightly
hyperthyroid,
so we'll be treating that. She's pretty old (about 16) so it could
have been a lot worse.

She's only been to the vet once before, years ago when she had
dental problems. I was amazed at how well she travelled. She
meowed a couple of times on being put in the carrier, but not at
all on the bus or at the surgery. She actually seemed to enjoy
the trip, looking around and purring with no effort to hide or
get out.


I wish Goofy was that relaxed with the carrier. It really bothers
him
greatly

yay for Chloe's successful visit.

Yes, that's wonderful! Actually, both of those things about Chloe
are
wonderful. Pickles absolutely panics when I put her in a carrier,
which
is
why she hasn't been to the vet since I realized that.

Joy


Wonderful about Chloe, for sure! Persia gets so upset when she's in
the
carrier she throws up :(

Jill

Oh, dear! Pickles used to cuss like crazy on the way to the vet. On
the
way home, she would repeatedly throw herself at the end of the carrier.
She
destroyed three carriers that way. I was still too stupid to realize
she
did it because she was terrified, until the day she screamed when I
tried
to
stuff her in headfirst, and Waffles jumped me from behind to defend
her.

Joy

That sounds like an in teresting story. Tell us more about what
happened.\

Princess (Siamese RB 16) used to moan on the way to the Vet. One day,
she
was moaning loudly while we waited our turn to see Ted. A lady came in
with a large dog and Princess was themn
as quiet as a mouse. I told Ted after her exam that Princess hated the
carrier. He said "I'll betshe doesn't now" and Princess turned from him
and walked into the carrier for refuge. Best wishes. MLB


When I got the two cats, the woman who had them gave me a large plastic
carrier that would hold both of them. I managed to get it home, but I've
aged some in the few years since I got them. They each weigh about 15
pounds, and the plastic carrier is heavy when it's empty. I tried using
a
small cloth carrier that I had, and Pickles busted out the end of it. I
tried a cardboard carrier the next time, and again she destroyed it. I
can't remember a third, so maybe it was only the two she ruined.

I used the plastic one for the next few visits, but it just got too heavy
for me. I got a new cloth carrier, a little bigger than the old one. It
can be opened from either the top or the end. I figured that the only
way I
could get her into it and manage to zip it shut before she could get out
was
to stand it on end and stuff her in head first. I got it ready and
finally
managed to catch her. As I approached the couch, where I'd put the
carrier,
Waffles watched. Just as I started to stuff Pickles in, she let out a
bloodcurdling scream. I've never heard anything like it, and never want
to
hear it again. The second she screamed, Waffles jumped me from behind.
I
actually had a scratch on my rear end.

I was so shocked, both by the scream and by Waffles' attack, that I let
go
of Pickles. I sat down to think it over, and finally got it through my
thick head that her throwing herself at the end of the carrier wasn't
from
rage, but from panic. Since I'm a bit claustrophobic myself, I could
understand that. I wasn't happy about the scratch, but I admire Waffles
for
defending his sisfur.

Joy


That's a wonderful story (sorry about your scratched rear end!). Yes, he
was defending her. Not so sweet for you... but sweet, all the same :)

Jill


Yes, I thought it was sweet, too, once I reasoned it out. I was never
angry, just shocked. Then, when I realized he was defending the sisfur he
often bullies, I was proud of him.

Joy



Christina Websell February 16th 13 11:22 PM

Chloe goes to the vet
 

"Jack Campin" wrote in message
...
Our Chloe has had diarrhoea lately so we took her to the vet to find
out what the problem was. Turned out she was slightly hyperthyroid,
so we'll be treating that. She's pretty old (about 16) so it could
have been a lot worse.

She's only been to the vet once before, years ago when she had
dental problems. I was amazed at how well she travelled. She
meowed a couple of times on being put in the carrier, but not at
all on the bus or at the surgery. She actually seemed to enjoy
the trip, looking around and purring with no effort to hide or
get out.

I couldn't help thinking of the old ladies in the village who get
a regular trip by minibus to meet for bingo in their day centre.

The only cat we've had with an even more positive attitude to the
vet was Mingus (RB), who would jump into the carrier as soon as
we opened its door. We figured he was looking forward to his
ketamine high.

Boyfie knows when gets into a carrier and goes in my car, he is going to the
vet and he cries pitifully, as does Tigger when they go together for their
injections to keep them safe.
Sometimes it is cruel to be kind.
They cry like crazy and their paws get sweaty on the vet's table but they
both come home safe from most cat diseases.

I have to now encourage Tigger's momma to do the same for her dog.
Oh, don't start me on that. I would be ashamed by the dogs behaviour. She
got up on the table and ate from the plates.
I said what the ? and my brother just praised her.
I can tell you that I would knocked her (kindly) off the table.
He is just the same with his children, everyone else has to do the
discipline.
His dog still wees in the house. He hasn't asked me for help.
My dogs got clean and dry by 4 months old.







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