That has to be one of the simplest titles I've ever written. Cut me some slack as it's quarter past three in the morning here and as soon as I've done writing this I'll be getting off to bed. As I said on Monday my cat has a bit of a problem with his eye. He sees fine and hasn't mewled or yowled about anything, but there was some black patches there and you could see the pink of his skin too. That's not a very good sign. At first I suspected it might be a battle scar gained in combat with our female cat, but my dad suspected conjunctivitis. Garfield has actually had this before so we knew he'd be okay at least. Still, Monday night when my dad got home from work, he called up the vet and away we went on Tuesday morning. He went in a pink cat carrier but I doubt he minded. He doesn't have his manhood anymore so I doubt he can feel emasculated.
We took him in and on the way I began to wonder if maybe it was actually a cut that got infected. I didn't voice this so I can't claim any credit for my idea. You see, that's what the vet confirmed it was. He gave him a look over and dropped something in his eye (so glad I didn't have to do that) and came to that conclusion. It was pretty cool too because the eye drop discolored his eye. He had one orange eye and one green eye for a while. The vet also weighed him. We think he's a little chubby like most neutered cats but the vet didn't say anything about his weight. That suggests he's probably actually doing okay. All I know is that it was 4.4 kilos. In the end the vet just gave him a quick jab and said he should be good in a few weeks. He's already looking a lot better so I doubt we'll have to take him back until the next incident.
There was a police dog at the vets too. A proper police dog, complete with handler. I wasn't allowed to stroke the dog though. It made sense seeing how I was holding a cat at the time. It would have been nice to stroke a proper police dog I must admit. The vet bill wasn't too expensive either. It generally comes to around £50 which is, by my estimation, about 70-75 dollars. That's pretty standard around here for something routine like that. There are various animal charities here that subsidize vet fees and do complicated and expensive procedures for less money. But, obviously, with optimal quality. They actually saved Garfield's life when he was ran over. He's a pretty awesome cat. Even if he is expanding.