Truffle: I don't think you want to stay in there.
Mom Paula got up and quickly got dressed. She didn't even take the time to put on her usual makeup. That should have been my second clue. Next thing I know, She
grabbed picked me up and shoved put me in the PTU and closed the door.
Truffle: I tried to warn you!
Mom Paula then put me in that sporty metal machine she drives off in every morning without us. It's a tight squeeze because there are only two seats, but it was plenty for the two of us.
Did you have to close the door?
Mom Paula was prepared for the PTU Blues (as sung by Truffle) but I surprised her and just laid down quietly in the PTU. I was so calm that she actually opened the door on the way to the vet.
There's enough room in this PTU for Truffle, too! Why didn't you bring her?
We arrived at Cherokee Trail Veterinary Clinic and didn't have to wait long to be escorted to the back examining room. These rooms aren't as fancy as the Cats Only Clinic that Sweet Praline used to go to, but we can be at this vet within 10 minutes and they have a state-of-the-art facility with numerous vets with great office hours.
Ashley put me on the scales and I weigh a whopping 7.19 pounds (Truffle only weighed 5.75 pounds). Ashley (the vet assistant) took me to the back room to give me for a Benadryl shot. Mom Paula wasn't too happy they took me from the room for this, but I was gone before she could say, "where are . . .?" Ashley brought me back in and said I did very well and Dr. Keisler would be in soon for the exam. While waiting for Dr. Keisler, I decided to explore a little bit.
Checking out the floor
Checking out the x-ray viewer
Talking to Angel Sweet Praline while sitting on the scale. She used to explore all the time, too!
Dr. Keisler came in and said I was doing great. She even told me I was one of the sweetest cats she'd ever examined. She talked about my beautiful floof (as she discovered yet another mat! MOL). Dr. Keisler only gave me the Rabies vaccination this time and will give me my FVRCP vaccination in about 3 weeks. I had a bad reaction to the combination vaccinations last year and we're trying to avoid that again.
Just look how relaxed I am while getting my shot!
Mom Paula ordered some more Revolution to put on us because since the weather is turning cold, those nasty critters may come inside to get warm on us! Dr. Keisler then gave me some loving.
You are such a sweet little girl!
Dr. Keisler told Mom Paula that she recommended a special blood work up on both of us. She could tell from our paperwork that all of our parents had tested negative for everything, but she always like to play it "safe." She also said she likes to stay on top of the Persian breed because we do tend to have some "typical" problems/illnesses. Mom Paula asked about microchipping and Dr. Keisler said all of her animals (we think she has 9 cats) are microchipped and they stay inside. She asked about the chance of us getting outside and Mom Paula told her that she watches out for us very carefully, but she's read some horror stories from the CB about indoor only kitties getting outside. Dr. Keisler said if Brulee (me) were to get outside that someone would definitely pick her up because of her beauty and her personality. (Truffle would probably hide if she ever got out.) We're going to think about both options for a long time.
Mom Paula scheduled another appointment for January 16 when I'll go back for the second shot. The ride home was as quiet as the ride to the vet. Truffle greeted me at the door and didn't hiss the first time when I came back in the house. I went around the house meowing a little more than normal to make sure I was back home. I did great yesterday. No fever, no lethargy, no loss of appetite, no stress. Either it wasn't the Rabies shot I reacted to or the Benadryl did the trick!
Now to go to sleep on my Peggy Blankie with my silver vine toy from Baby Patches' store.