Thursday, January 17, 2013

Brulee's Trip to the Vet

Yesterday started out like any other day.  Mom Paula woke up and grabbed picked me up (Brulee) from my pink Peggy Blankie and started combing through my floof.  I put up with it until she got to my belly and then I let her know I'd had enough.  I heard Mom Paula talking on the telephone (awfully early for that) and the next thing I know, she nabs me again and wraps me up in a towel like a papoose!  She then pries open my mouth and squeezes this nasty tasting liquid in my mouth (Benadryl).  I immediately clamp down my jaws and start foaming at the mouth.  Mom Paula was supposed to get 2.5 ml in me, but she only managed 1.25 ml.  I also caused her to spill some on my freshly groomed floof.  

Mom Paula: The vet recommended I pretreat Brulee with Benadryl because she's had some reactions to some of her shots and we're playing it safe.

Mom Paula then shoved placed me in the PTU and slammed shut the door.  You would know that my big sister, Truffle, jumped right on top and taunted me.
You fell for it again, Brulee!

Mom Paula then opened the front door to the house and took me with her.  I'm never allowed beyond the front door, so I knew something was up.  She then put me in this metal object and we took off.
I promise I didn't do it!  I don't deserve to be behind bars!

We arrived at Cherokee Trail Veterinary Clinic and went inside.  Two different vet assistants/technicians escorted me back to a room.  As soon as Mom Paula opened my cage door  - out I came to oohs and aahs from the ladies.  I was weighed and am approximately 7.2 pounds.  One of those young ladies stuck a thermometer where I dare not mention.  She started to take it out and I moved and it was stuck there forever (Mom Paula:  it was only a few seconds) and would you believe they laughed at me?  They then had to clean up my backside.  The assistants kept petting me and cooing over me and saying how beautiful I was.  Mom Paula asked them if they'd not seen many Persians and their comment was, "yes, but none are groomed so well."  Mom Paula beamed with pride as she covered her recent scratches!  (Mom Paula:  there were no scratches to hide).  The assistants left and Mom Paula and I were left in the room for several minutes.  I began to explore the cold, silver, metal table I was left on and Mom Paula took the opportunity to take some pictures in a room with good light.  Here are a couple of my "glamour" shots.



Dr. Keisler came in and the first thing she said was, "hello beautiful!" and began petting me and admiring my beauty.  She said the minimum amount of Benadryl I had to have for my weight was 1 ml, so I didn't have to any more of that yucky stuff.  She stuck me with the needle and I let out a little meow.  At least I didn't hiss like Sweet Praline!  She gave me a clean bill of health and sent us on our way.  I came home and Truffle greeted us.  The first thing Truffle did when Mom Paula released me was to begin cleaning my head.  I  love my sister.

Note from Mom Paula:  So far Brulee hasn't had any reaction to the FVRCP/Chlamydia vaccination.  Dr. Keisler explained that she (and Truffle) will need one more of these shots next year and then they'll only need them every three years.  The rabies shot is required in the state of South Carolina.  I asked her about the "every 3 year" shot and she said the state will accept those but it isn't adjuvant-free, so they don't use them.  The adjuvant-free rabies vaccine is only good for one year, so I guess they'll continue to get those every year.  

Pee ess - Mom Paula thinks I put a hex on her car because she had to have her rear brakes and rotors replaced today ($340) and there is something wrong with the front "bushings" which have damaged her recent front brake job and is going to cost $500!
I didn't do it!

26 comments:

Angel and Kirby said...

WE are glad you got a clean bill of health and no reactions to the shot! Poor Mom! Car problems are always bad news!

Sparkle said...

I am not surprised the humans at the vet clinic made a fuss over you, Brulee - you ARE beautiful!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are glad you are well and so admired. And it is too bad about the car. It will teach her to make you go for a ride like that!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Glad you did so well! Sorry about your mommy's brakes.. cars are a pain!

Simba said...

Brulee, you look very confident and beautiful there at the vet's. We know there is no way you could have put a hex on Mom's car.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

It sounds like you get the red carpet rolled out for you at the vet, Brulee... as you should!!

Sorry to hear about Mom Paula's brakes. Cars are pesky indeed.

Barb and TheDailyGs said...

The G's get the annual rabies, too... But nobody oohs and aahs over them! Maybe they need some furhorns?

My Lincoln Towncar, which I love (it's my 3rd Lincoln) is needing too much money thrown at it for the past year so I am selling it this weekend. For now, I'll be driving a minivan... until I find something that I can't live without! :)

I think I'm ready for a cute little SUV... something completely different!

Laila and Minchie said...

Sounds like you were a good girl, again, sweet Brulee! So happy to hear no reactions to the shot!

Marg said...

Brulee, you are such a good girl. What great pictures too. Sorry about Mom Paula's car. That sure does stink, but you are right, Brulee, you didn't do it. Hope all of you have a better day.

Terri said...

You two are such lovely Persians. We're know the techs love to see you. We're glad everything has been okay since that nasty shot.

Car repairs aren't for the faint of heart!

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Brulee, you and your sister are gorgeous where ever you are. What beautiful pictures you both make!

Cherry City Kitties said...

We are amazed at how composed and beautiful you are, even at the v-e-t! We are glad it is over and all is well!
Harry, Dexter and Tipp

Mandu said...

Good girl!
Vets are so nice.

Katie Isabella said...

You are such a beautiful and good girl. Everyone should exclaim about yours and your sisfurs beauties. xox

Brian said...

You sure we a good girl, and those glamour shorts are something!

Ellie VanCaster said...

Brulee, I am jealous of all your beautiful floffys-you and Truffle are the prettiest Persians I ever saw. I'm glad the pokey thing didn't make you sick this time.
Poor Mom's motorized metal box-those things seem to give humans alot of trouble-mol
Jada

CATachresis said...

Brulee, you certainly had a lot of trauma today!! But also a lot of attention too ;)

Pattyskypants said...

Mom Paula, you are having a Bad Day! Mai mom sez she thinks you need a shot, too -- one that comes out of a bottle! xxoo Uncle Bhu

FURKIDSMOM said...

We're glad you had such a good vet visit. We knew you would win them all over with your gorgeousness!!!!

Our Mom is having car woes too and she's not happy at all.


The Florida Furkid

Eric and Flynn said...

We are glad everything went well on your vet visit Brulee.

The Boys and Karen said...

We bet you're glad that's over.

You look absolutely stunning on that table!

Derby, Ducky said...

So happy you are all healthy and have all your rooster shots. Sorry about your mum's metal monster.

Muddy said...

We are glad you got through it. Your vet sounds like a nice person and you do look photogenic on that table. The best part of the vet is coming home!

The Island Cats said...

Well, Brulee, aren't you glad that's over now??

(Wally has had reactions to that shot and the vet gives him a little steroid to help counteract it.)

Texas, a Cat in New York said...

Brulee,
How do you do to make a visit to the vet sexy?
Purrs

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

You were good to sit on the V-E-T table like that. We keep tryin ta sneak off...