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Old 01-19-2009, 12:13 PM   #111
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She is beautiful. And what a lucky cat she is. Lots of luck with her and keep us posted on the vet appt.
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Old 01-19-2009, 01:22 PM   #112
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Vet appointment today at 3:15. I'm going to be sick. I hate the idea of hurting her.

Yes, I don't like this part one bit.
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Old 01-19-2009, 01:32 PM   #113
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He/she is beautiful, Vera. Looks quite content. Nice double wedding ring quilt. Good choice, kitty.
I was thinking the same things, Katie!
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:37 PM   #114
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Okay, that was a disaster for Maxi....I had to postpone the appointment till Saturday when Lou comes back. He tried to get her into the carrier to no avail. It was like trying to get toothpaste back into the tube, only with clawing and crying and some really nasty fart smell. No, we'll just wait till he can hold her on his lap and then we'll do this.
I gotta tell you, it's not in my heart to make her miserable. I realize she's got to go, but not like this...not shoved into a carrier and manhandled like that. Either she drinks half a shot of bourbon or she get's carried by hand.

I need a nap.
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:40 PM   #115
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Oh, Vera. Some kitties just HATE the carrier no matter what one tries to do to get them in. Others could care less. One of my outside kitties, Tumble, just walks right in and sits down. Another one, inside, fights tooth-and-claw. Once you do get to the vet, ask them for pointers on how to get Maxi into the carrier. They've seen it all and will be able to offer assistance.
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:45 PM   #116
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try to feed her in the carrier..
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Old 01-19-2009, 03:44 PM   #117
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I have one cat that doesn't like the carrier also. I wouldn't recommend carrying her to the vet in your arms because if something frightens her (ie. a dog, another cat or just a strange noise) someone is going to get hurt and you may not be able to catch her. I have to turn the carrier on end, drop her into it butt first and close the door quickly...I know that may sound mean but it's for everyones own good.
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Old 01-19-2009, 03:51 PM   #118
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it is hard to make a cat do something it doesn't want to do. however some things just have to be done. a trip to the vet is one of those things. you aren't being mean vera. it is for the cat well being.
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Old 01-19-2009, 04:07 PM   #119
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Poor thing. Yes, don't rush her. She must be so confused right now. First thinking "hey, what a nice lady", to "what a meanie". I would let her get a little use to her surroundings first.
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Old 01-19-2009, 04:32 PM   #120
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I have to turn the carrier on end, drop her into it butt first and close the door quickly....
Back feet first, yep, me too, Mama. And I have to take the carrier out of the closet and put it in the living room 3 days before the appt., so Bud forgets about being afraid of it.

He RUNS into it when the vet is done with him, though.

Vera, I have experienced the trauma you went through - I ended up more shaken and exhausted than my cat. You'll make it!

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