Friday, 13 December 2013

An Update On My Cat

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.

10 comments:

  1. Glad to hear that all will be well with your furry friend :)

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  2. Glad to hear all is good as well, I know how much your cats mean to you man.

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  3. One orange eye and one green eye? That is pretty cool. Glad your kitty is on the mend.

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  4. I think when you named him "Garfield" it was kind of a self-fulfilling prophecy that he would begin "expanding."

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  5. When at the vet, doctor, dentist of whatever, always voice your ideas/opinions/questions. The more information the better, even if it just turns out to be a baseless assumption by a particularly stupid patient. (Not actually referring to you or your cat. ;D) Not to mention having the prof clear some doubts and shed some light on the situation helps with nervousness and all that.

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  6. glad the cat is well...and pretty cool that you saved his life...def makes for a strong connection...police dogs like seeing eye dogs dont usually let you touch because of their training...at least that is the case here...glad it was not too much either....

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  7. My dog (Pal Penwasser) is also neutered. But, for some reason, his "little orange friend" still often pokes out. I don't think he understands when I ask him, "Now what the hell are you gonna do with THAT? They took your 'boys' ten years ago!" I wonder if the Byzantines had this problem with THEIR eunuchs?
    Glad to hear your cat is on the mend!

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  8. Well that is good news, and I have been needing good news

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  9. Awwwww so so so glad to read Garfield is doing ok! Poor thing! But he's on the mend and he's gonna be ok!! Yay!

    There used to be a police dog and handlers at Liverpool St Station a few years back - gorgeous dog with floppy ears and the temptation to fuss over him... got told not to on many occassions too! LOL! Take care
    x

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  10. Glad to hear your cats doing well.

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