Thursday, October 18, 2012

Truffle's First Annual Checkup

Truffle had her first annual checkup with the vet yesterday.  We were expecting to see Dr. Boyette, who we've seen in the past, but were greeted by Dr. Lisa Keisler.  We really liked her.  Turns out she used to work in a "cats only" clinic before coming to Cherokee Trail and she has 9 cats!  She joked about when she got older, she was afraid she was going to be viewed as the "old cat lady."  Our mom laughed and said she resembled that remark!

Mom Paula pulled out the PTU Tuesday night so Truffle wouldn't be afraid of it.  Truffle just walked right in and started playing.  Brulee stared at her from the back with that knowing look.
Uhhhh, Big Sister - are you sure you want to get in there?

Yesterday morning (Wednesday), Mom Paula grabbed Truffle and put her in the PTU.  (Mom Paula - Truffle didn't fight me at all!)  Notice Brulee is nowhere to be found!
Just wait until I get out of here, Brulee!

The roadtrip in the car wasn't fun at all!  Truffle talked to Mom Paula the whole way (Mom Paula took a short video of Truffle's cries and will show it tomorrow if everything goes okay).
Maybe if I use my laser vision, I can open this thing (notice the pet roller in the car!)

Yesterday morning must have been the day for the woofies.  There were all sizes in there and boy, were they loud.  We were taken to exam room #5 and I was weighed.  I weigh a whopping 5.75 pounds!  The vet tech had the nerve to ask Mom Paula if I'd let her take my temperature and my mom said yes.  Do you know where she put that thing???  My temperature was normal.  The vet tech then tried to make up for it by giving me a snuggle.  Do you think I was happy at this point?
Just wait until you put me down.  My claws haven't been trimmed yet!

Dr. Keisler then came in to examine me.  We talked about vaccinations and Mom Paula told her about Beignet and asked Dr. Keisler to review Beignet's pathology reports and they discussed the appropriate vaccinations.  Dr. Keisler doesn't believe in giving unnecessary vaccines either, but that didn't stop her from sticking me!  They talked about my foods and Dr. Keisler prefers we eat Royal Canin.  She said my feline acne didn't look bad at all, but did suggest I get away from our plastic water fountain.  Dr. Keisler talked about how beautiful my coat was and said I had the purrfect little nose!  She then picked me up and loved on me.
Now this is more like it.

All in all, everything went fine (except for the green papers spent).  Brulee is scheduled to go for her first checkup in December.  Brulee will need to get her shots on separate days and be pretreated with Benadryl because she had a reaction last year.  

On a different note - we'd like to ask everyone to purr for Auntie Deb and Mom ML.  Auntie Deb is having problems from her hand surgery and Mom ML is still having problems with her migraines and did something to her back.  Mom ML posted on her blog today and we were thrilled to hear from her.  We hope they are both better very soon and are back blogging with us. 

31 comments:

  1. We knew you would do super terrific! YEAH! What a healthy little girl. We are purring hard for ML and Deb-

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  2. We are glad everything went well with Truffle's Vet visit!! The Vet peoples looked pretty nice!! And Truffle looked comfy in the Vets arms!

    We were excited to hear from Auntie Deb & ML, too!! Sending lots of prayers their way!
    (((((((HUGGGGSSSS))))) from your TX furiends,

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  3. We are so happy your visit went well! Now, you can relax for a whole year. Happy thursday. xoxo

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  4. Poor Truffle! We're glad everything went well though! And just think, annual means once a year, you're safe for another 365 days!

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  5. My poor girl, let me give you some RUMBLECUDDLES to help you get over it!

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  6. It sounds like things went OK at the clinic, although I can imagine you were not thrilled with most of it, Truffle! I am not surprised all those veterinary humans wanted to cuddle you!

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  7. YAY for a good annual! I can't get over the 5.75 pounds though... My cats are apparently mutants! srsly.

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  8. Love your expression in the pic where the vet tech is holding you -- that says it all.

    We're very glad you're fine, though, and that the ordeal is over!

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  9. Sounds like the visit went well and you got a clean bill of health, Truffle! YAY! Bet Mom Paula is glad it's over too.

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  10. Oh we are so glad it went well at the vets for you Truffle. That sounds like a great vet and so glad she doesn't believe in all the vaccinations.
    It was good to hear from ML again and sure hope she and Deb heal up quickly. Take care all of you.

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  11. We are so glad you got a good report from the vettie. And we didn't realized your were a petite little girl. Fred is our light weight, and he weighs 7 lbs. We bet our Puff is close to 4x your weight!!!

    We will also purr for Auntie Deb and Mom ML to feel all better soon!

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  12. We are glad everything went well at the vets yesterday - Truffle seemed to be quite happy with your vet.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  13. I sure am glad all went well and that Vet sounds really nice...for a Vet!

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  14. We're so glad your VET visit went so well!! When our plastic water fountain died, Mom decided not to replace it. We just drink from a non-plastic bowl now. Of course it's got cute paw prints on it!! :)

    The Florida Furkids

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  15. Glad you gots a good report. But 5.75 pounds?? That is like 1/2 a cat around here.....

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  16. We are glad you had a good vet visit--okay, your mom had a good visit with the vet :)

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  17. Truffle, we're glad everything went well for you at the v-e-t. That lady v-e-t seems really nice.

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  18. Truffle we're so glad that your vet check went well. We cna't believe where they stick that thermometer ever.

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  19. Sweet Truffles, you sure have a loving Vet. We're glad your visit turned out OK.
    xoxo Kassey

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  20. I know you would be fine and all that loving made up for the bad things.. I love your expression with the nurse holding you.. Hugs GJ xx

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  21. We have never been brought to the V-E-T without that awful thermometer threatment! So we know what you mean. Outrageous, isnt it?

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  22. Truffles, it was good of you to give the vet such a good report!! :)

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  23. Yay for a good report!! naturally the Vet loved you...you are too cute ;) heehee
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Tiger,Treasure,JJ and Julie

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  24. Of course nobody at the vet could resist cuddling you! We're glad to hear that the vet says you are doing well and your annual trip is over until next year.

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  25. You are such a trooper!! I think Bhu needs to follow your example and BEHAVE the next time he has to go to the V-E-T! xxoo Patty

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  26. Oh Truffle, you are so much more braver...is that a word??...than me...way to go girl furriend

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  27. Truffle, you acted so well, maybe you could give some kitties here a few lessons. What a good girl!

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  28. So glad your visit went as well as could be expected (from a cat's point of view! MOL!)

    I eat Royal Canin!

    Ohhh yes.......anything plastic is BAD!! No plastic bowls either!

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  29. Best wishes to all to get well, and well done for a successful vet visit!

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