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.
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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!