Poor Sadie. It was her day (yet again, I imagine her thinking) to be crated up and driven to the vet. If you missed my post from a few days ago, we're trying to deal with the ghastly emissions from her tail pipe.
Oh wow. Bummer, Sadie. Sometimes cats who go in this box never come back again. It's been nice knowing you. Not.
She was quite a handful for the vet. It took three people to hold her down while they gave her two kinds of medicine. Turns out she has both tapeworm and round worms. She was tested for other less common parasites as well. The vet gave her a good once over and pronounced her in good health otherwise. She's advised us to give her just one kind of food until her tummy troubles settle down. I have to think getting rid of the parasites will be a big help. She was wormed at the shelter before we brought her home, but apparently, it wasn't enough.
Since I know some will ask, the answer is no, there is no risk of parasites to Smitty. Both kitties have been treated for fleas and they are both flea free. Fleas are the intermediate host, and so the vet assured me that he was not at risk. Also, she mentioned that she thought Sadie's coat would thicken and grow more lustrous over time. I've noticed her coat is rather coarse and thin, but it already looks better from when we first brought her home. Finally, I inquired about Sadie's short tail. The vet says she was born with that tail and that she is part Manx. While the tail hasn't seemed to cause her any discomfort, I was still relieved to know that it wasn't caused by injury.
By this fall she should be pretty as a picture. And that reminds me, the fabric I ordered came yesterday, and I think this is going to be just fine for her pawtrait. I've also written to my friend Sally to inquire of a couple of the "hunks" she offered up. With this and a good supply of blacks and golds, I think we'll be able to get 'er done.
So.....this pawtrait business...does it require nude modeling?
Because I am under age you know.
And even if I wasn't, I don't remove my fur coat for just anyone.
As you might guess, Smitty was disgusted by this whole conversation.
You know...she's one of those street walker cats...and I heard that she has a litter somewhere. These street walker cats are all alike.
Oh yes, and before we depart from the cats, I wanted to give you an update on my grandkittens. Erik and Mae finally were able to bring home the litter mate of their new kitten. I'm not sure if they're named yet, but they look happy to be reunited.
So aside from taking Sadie to the vet, I did laundry and caught up on my housework. There was no sewing accomplished beyond the hand stitching I did yesterday morning. It was good to take a break from the paper-piecing, but I'll have the day to get back to it today. Also, today is a CSA pick-up day, and so I'll be doing battle with the vegetables a little later on.
Block 9 for the Bee-utiful Quilt-A-Long is out as well. This one is called "Bee Fruitful".
It's a day for filling birdfeeders and checking the water levels on things. The kitty grass has been installed on the catio, but so far, both kitties have ignored it. Sigh.
Before I close, consider this your invitation to my Blogiversary Celebration tomorrow. Cat Patches will be six years old. And let me tell you, no one is more surprised than I am that I'm still here blathering away after six whole years. It's hard to believe anyone could talk about nothing for so long, isn't it?
So as a thank you for sharing your knowledge, friendship, support, and encouragement over the years, I'll have a nice giveaway for some lucky person. Check back tomorrow for all the details.