Saturday, March 25, 2006

Saturday Afternoon

And so, they are home again.

Everything went fine. He did Molly first as, according to tactful Sue, who womans the front desk of the clinic, "She was loudest." Heh. I bet. Molly has never been a shrinking violet. When I dropped her off, she started shaking in the kennel. I beat a hasty retreat after several kisses and a long hug. I'm sure the loudness followed shortly after. Kit pulled a Gandhi, forcing Sue and I to put her carrier on the floor and pulling out the towel she was lying on first, then prying her out of the thing, where she must have left several claws embedded in the plastic of the bottom of it. I haven't had the heart to go and look to be sure. Well, fewer claws to cause mischief, right?

Kitty was just about to go into heat, too, so she is a bit swollen about the incision. I feel as though we dodged a large bullet there. Last thing we need in this house is a horny kitty at all hours.

And so, they are "shaved" as Colin refers to it. And tired. So very tired. Well, the dog is. Mad-kitty was positively wired for a few hours this morning, but now is nicely tuckered, too. Charles and I are thinking this is a really good thing. Maybe we can convince our vet to do some anesthesia-requiring procedure on them each week, so they will be right tuckered for the whole weekend, or at least Saturday.

Kidding. KIDDING!!!


And, so, here are the two 'its' in sad repose, or as we like to call it, "Money Well Spent."

Mad-kitty in her cave.

Sad, tired dog.



Anonymous christie said...

NOTHING compares to the sound of a kitty looking for love in all the wrong places at about 3 a.m., so yes, large bullet dodged (but Madkitty kitties would have been precious). Has Sara figured out that the beasties aren't running full force and should could probably take advantage of the situation?

11:27 PM  
Blogger Teri said...

Awwwwww. I'm glad they made it back... poor sad, tired furry ones. When they get a little older you can tell them that a weekend of discomfort is WAY better than childbirth... errr, puppybirth? kittenbirth?

12:31 AM  
Blogger CarpeDM said...

Oh, yeah, had to deal with a roommate's cat that was constantly in heat. So annoying. The poor things. They look so tired.

Money well spent, indeed.

1:58 AM  
Blogger The Lioness said...

Am going round repeating myself but no time to read blogs right now nd bloody hell do i miss it, spaying is very good, you also will have to worry less abt mmmary tumours and piometra, just came back yest from first-aid for wild birds course, was beaten up by several kestrels and a few other birds of prey, and made a mess of immobilisation but those were dead so it's all right, must shut up now and go study (exam in fortnight, just learnt it)/work (translating the limbs volume of the Rouvière, ll by myself, why did i agree)/hope comp doesn't die again soon, XXXXX

6:53 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

Christie- That's what I thought! I vaguely recall our first kitty, Booger, having one cycle in heat and the YOWLING! For about 48 solid hours. Keeping Sara from loving the kitty has been the hardest thing of the whole post-op period. She just looooooooves the kitty.

Teri- Oh, yes. Waaaaay better, at least for us, right? And we all know that's all that counts. I've been rather shocked as to how little discomfort they seem to be in. Trying to keep Mad from jumping up on everything is not working.

Dana- Poor kitty and poor you! The frustration for both! I'm sure there's a special hell for such people.

Johnny- It was never even a consideration to spay or not. Now if the pup's teeth would just GO AHEAD AND ALL COME OUT AND THEN COME IN SO SHE WILL JUST STOP THE CONSTANT FUCKING GNAWING, NIPPING, CHEWING, MOUTHING AND ALL ON US AND OUR POOR HANDS. Ahem. Sorry. It's just getting a bit old...Much luck to you and your ailing computer. Loved the bird post. Brilliant!

2:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Having gone through the "horney beast" thing, you did the right thing. Nothing worse than a Siamese in heat, unless maybe a student. But I digress....

The Ole RFer

5:32 PM  
Anonymous Leigh-Ann said...

Glad to hear everyone is doing well, and that the surgeries gave you a bit of a vacation. I'll admit to often feeling the same way... receiving vaccinations really knocked the kittens out for about 24 hours, and I kept saying, "aww, poor little kitties", but I kept thinking, "wow, I love it when they're this quiet". Yes, it was terrible of me.

Kittens sure do grow up quickly. In heat at 5 months?! No wonder "kitten season" seems to occur 365 days a year.

6:40 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

Dad- Yes, NEVER doing that again.

Leigh-Ann- The best guess of the people we got Mad from is that she is 5+1/2 mos (2 weeks older than Maul), but as she was a barn kitty who got herself semi-adopted by the puppy pack, it's sorta +/- several weeks.

Don't you feel a smidge of guilt. Call it the Silver Lining and snuggle up. Don't think Mad left my side all last night.

9:16 PM  
Blogger amy said...

awe! I'm glad everything went well.

my cat still acts like that when we take her to the vet. we have to take the travel kennel apart in order to get her out. she's not even there 5 MINUTES, and it becomes this big, dramatic, and traumatizing event.

she gets her feline leukemia shot in a few weeks. JOY!!

10:03 AM  
Blogger Rozanne said...

They do look mad and sad, respectfully.

This lull is not going to last long. In fact, I'm sure it's over by now (Monday AM).

2:22 PM  
Blogger Cagey said...

Judging from all your adorable (from this vantage point, anyway) stories about said kitty, that last you needed was THAT PARTICULAR kitty to go into heat. Although, think of the posting material you would have had. hahaha

5:00 PM  
Blogger moegirl said...

The furry ones do look a little tired and zonked. I remember getting Sasha-cat fixed and remember feeling in addition to looking sad and tired that she was looking at me in a somewhat accusing fashion...or maybe that was all in my mind.

She was much less ambitious than your furry ones, so I guess she was "back" in a few days- back to sleeping 20 hours a day, back to laying on me and purring, and using the other 3 and half hours to eat and use the litter box.

5:30 PM  
Blogger listmaker said...

Oh, poor babies; they look exhausted.

10:45 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

Amy- Oh, my. Sounds like your kitty could give lessons in civil disobedience. Good luck with the upcoming visit.

Rozanne- Yup. Honeymoon over. Sad.

Cagey- Oh, my. That would have been horrible. You're right, life is either good or bloggable.

Stace- Sasha, sweet Sasha. The thing about our two is that when one is mellow and quiet, the other invariably comes up and gets the first riled up. No peace.

Listie- A short-lived exhaustion.

9:59 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

We caught Gracie "just in time," as she was going into her first heat. We had noticed other dogs lurking around our house a little more than usual!

Cairo got fixed while he was on the table for his leg amputation. Poor soul. I have always maintained that he must have had a double shock upon waking up. "Aaagh!" *pause* "Aaagh!"

11:16 AM  
Blogger brooksba said...

Well deserved rest for all. I'm glad that everything went well with the surgeries. Good for you to also get them spayed early and help reduce the risk of problems down the road.

5:38 AM  

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