Last Tuesday was our annual family pilgrimage to the vet. Once each year, all of us furs are loaded into the car and transported to the clinic for physicals and necessary immunizations. None of us are especially thrilled about this day, but it is necessary to make sure we all stay as healthy as we can!
We arrived at the Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital after a half hour drive. The clinic isn’t especially close, but they are such good veterinarians, Mom doesn’t mind driving.
This day was also another one of the “firsts” we needed to overcome. For all of us, it was our first family pilgrimage without Katie. She was with us every year of our lives, but no more. We were sad, but we were happy for her as she was always scared to be at the vet. I still am, but that is a whole different story! The photo is from three years ago and both kitties were in the same carrier that year.
I kicked off the line up of physicals by getting myself weighed in. The scale said 37 lbs which is perfect for me! Every year I vary between 36 and 38 pounds. My vet said I am in perfect shape, yay!
The kitties and I waited patiently in the exam room for our vet to come in. I’m always a nervous mess – trembling, panting, and pacing around. For some reason, going to the vet is scary for me.
Because Bailie had been completely tested the week before at the emergency vet and specialist vet, it was decided she would wait a month for her physical. They did haul her off into the back room to get a blood sample to test her platelets, and then she went back out to the car to rest. If you compare this photo to the ones from my post about the emergency vet, you can see she is feeling like the old Bailie again.
For fun, I like to be difficult when it is time for my exam. I make the doctor and technician sit with me on the floor, and then I try to constantly squeeze away from them! My teeth were the first thing the vet looked at, and guess what! She was amazed! My mouth has the teeth of a four year old dog, and I am ten! Talk about great news!
Next up were my ears. I don’t like people playing around with my ears, but she was quick and they are looking good.
Sophie was the next
victim patient. She likes going to the vet the least of all of us. You can see how unhappy she is. Everything is fine with her except her teeth. Last year, she won the best teeth award, and this year she gets the worst teeth award. Next year, she may need to have one or two pulled. Bummer!
As always, cat bro Bert has an absolute blast at the vet. He is into everything and totally enjoys himself. His exam found him to be healthy, so that is good.
He had his chip checked and wanted to help out with the computer entry, but was told his help was not needed. All in all, we left with a healthy carload of pets. Thank goodness the annual family pilgrimage for this year is finished. Have you had your physical yet this year? Do you go with all your fur siblings, or just one at a time.?