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Mrs_Sweetpeach
Date: 2010-11-15 09:39
Subject: Hamish at the surgery
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Our very unhappy kitty is at the surgery today. We get to bring him home after work today, but the poor guy will have to wear the cone of shame (Elizabethan collar) for a few days.

This entry was originally posted at http://mrs-sweetpeach.dreamwidth.org/261754.html.
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seagray
User: seagray
Date: 2010-11-15 16:28 (UTC)
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Awww, poor Hamish. I hope he doesn't have to wear that collar very long. I remember when my cat, Bobby, had to wear one. He nearly choked himself because he wiggled the collar right up into his mouth and it was gagging him. Good thing I was nearby at the time!
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2010-11-16 15:08 (UTC)
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He's supposed to stay in the collar for two weeks. The stitches on his arm (Anthromorphise? Who, me?) are neither small nor neat and the vet's convinced he'd rip them out if given the chance.

Your experience with Bobby has me quite concerned as Hamish and his brother are alone all day. I'm just hoping he finds a nice quite corner to hunker down in and stays there all day. I already know that the cone is not a happy thing for kitties that are used to slinking around the house. I keep seeing him whap into door frames and such as the cone is wider than his body. And the poor guy appeared to be stuck under a set of shelves this morning. I reached in, pushed his head (and cone) down and dragged him out. When he tried to come up, the top edge of the cone would get trapped behind the lip of the bottom shelf.

I really wish the Family and Medical Leave Act applied to the non-human members of the family.
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Maia C
User: maiac
Date: 2010-11-16 00:06 (UTC)
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Catloaves for Hamish! (Sitting in the "catloaf" position is a cat's way of crossing fingers for luck.)
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2010-11-16 15:00 (UTC)
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Thanks!
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Maia C
User: maiac
Date: 2010-11-16 15:25 (UTC)
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I assume he's home now. I hope he's doing well.
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Mrs_Sweetpeach
User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2010-11-16 16:44 (UTC)
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Me too. He's home alone except for his brother. He had his antibiotic and pain medicine this morning, so hopefully he's curled up somewhere asleep and healing.
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