Friday, March 25, 2011

Where the Orange goes to the vet

Rufus:
I've been getting really comfy with my new front porch home!  I can sit right behind the people's heads (through a window) and coo-scream at them when I get lonely and want attention.  They're pretty big suckers....I'm a people cat since I just don't know I can trust those other creatures in the house yet.  The big one looks a lot like the local tom-cat and that long-skinny one?  What IS that exactly??

I was really good for the Office Lady to put me in the carrier.  We went out to this big moving machine and I was good but askeered.  I was shaking in fear!!  The OL pet me and told me it was OK and I love her so I settled down.  I vaguely remembered trips like this in the past but it has been a long time.

So we went inside and eventually went to a room where she took me out of the carrier.  I just wanted to curl up and didn't know what was going on.  The first thing they did was verfiy I am indeed a boy and I do not have boy-bits.  So I was definately someone's cat since they neutered me.  Then they took my temperature which was no biggie.  They kept telling me how very good and sweet I am. 

I made the vet lady's day because I ate treats from her hand.  I like treats.  I don't know what the big deal is eating it from a person's hand but apprently most cats don't at the vet.  I should have known it was a bribe because they put 2 shots in me and then she stole my blood!!  Can you believe she stole my blood????  And then she swabbed my ears.  NEXT (as if this wasn't enough) I got dewormer pills shoved down my throat.  At least they gave me a big bowl of wet food after that.  That was nommy.  Mmmmmmm

While we were waiting for results I decided I wanted to jump up on the scale/table.  I like high places- they make me feel safe.  The OL had to get a chair to get me down hehehe.  Next came an ear cleaning (I have a lot of yeast and bacteria in my ears, but no mites).  Then my blood results came back that I'm negative to everything (which apparently is a good thing?).  Then the OL suggested scanning me for a microchip (which I didn't have).  And finally......the worst part.........CLIPPY CLAWS.

I had put up with a lot really nicely.  There was no way they were taking my clawrs without a fight!  I screamed and yowled and faught back for this part.  It was over pretty quickly though. 

The OL dropped me back at home on my porch and went right to lawschool.  The Office Guy came home and let me into the house since I'm disease free.  I did not like that....there are 3 cats in there and they are EVIL and trying to KILL me.  When the OL came home she tried again but this time she (the smart one) just opened the door and let me come in on my own terms.  That lanky one with big ears......she's CRAZY.  Like BAT crazy.  She runs at me and purrs!  Like, just runs at me like she knows me???!!  She must have brain problems.  Luckily the OL has caught her from just terrifying the poo out of me. 

The big one seems pretty laid back, if I hiss at him he backs away.  The little one that is brown is terrified of me.  I don't know why?  The humans have been petting him to make him feel special.  We'll see where all of this goes.....

11 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh Latte! I understand your distress! You know human just don't have the ability to consider our feelings at all. I hope you let him settle in handsome cat.

Junior and Orion said...

Rufus!!!! Wow! You are in your new home! That is so wonderful!

It sounds like you were a very good namcat for the trip to the
v-e-t and at the v-e-t! Well done!

Don't be frightened of Kaze, the long skinny one....she likes to play.

We are betting the other two will get used to you in no time!!!

Welcome to your new home nad to the blogosphere!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Hey Rufus! Well done on the vet visit. We're proud of you! By the way, Bibi purrs the whole time when #1 cuts his claws...

Anyway... about your housemates... take it from us, KAZE (the lanky one with the frootbats) is A-OK. She's our pal! The big guy, Chase, pretends he's real macho but we know he's just a big softie. As for the other guy, Latte, well he's been through a lot lately. They actually put him ON A HORSE! But really, they're a great crowd!

Purrs,
The Chans (consider yourself lucky you didn't have to walk in our front door and deal with Mama-Tama!).

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Now that is an adventure! Sounds like you're doing very well with all these new places and things.

Eric and Flynn said...

Concats on getting to your new home Rufus. At least the long skinny one is running at you purring and not hissing and spitting, so maybe she wants to be your friend. We hope you settle in well and are soon all good friends.

ABBY said...

Oh Rufus this is all so wonderful we are glad your trip to the Vet was so quick and painless.
We are happy for you.

purrin
xoxox

Max said...

Awesme, you're healthy and have a home! Don't worry about the other kitties, they'll eventually come around to your innate awesomeness. Or they'll learn to ignore you. Either way works, right?

Ayla, Iza, and Marley said...

Yay Rufus! Sounds like ya did real good at the vet. We are sure ya will fit in with the other cats easily and soon...

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Yeah, dat long skinny one wif da big ears is Kaze, she's kinda crazy but fun. Latte is good and Chase, well Chase is a great mancat. We bet yoo is all gonna be great together.

Bubbles, Madness and Trouble said...

Oh my goodness Rufus, you are one very lucky cat. You must be very special since they allowed you in the house. We are sure you will settle in just fine, although it might just take some time. We are very, very happy for you.

The Meezers or Billy said...

sounds like normal introdukshuns to us. Kaze wants to be your furriend, Latte is not shur yet and Chase is just the cool mancat that he is. Don't werry Rufus, things will settle down. Our the mom tends to be impatient so she has been known to throw us all in a room to let us sort out our isshues while she is at werk. But she's insane anyway.

You gots a GREAT forefur home. And our Orinch Meniss is available to gif you advice on....... well being an Orinch Meniss!!!