Hi all. It's been a difficult week for the resident feline. Maddie jumped out of the papasan chaier the other day and bottomed out upon landing, like Ivy used to do. We think she injured her leg, because she was quite wobbly after. Maddie was tumbling and toppling a bit when she did the kitty-turning-in-a-tight-circle thing or taking corners at any pace faster than a slow walk.
Why are you telling people this?
Because they care about you, Miss. Anyways, the next day we zipped her off to the vet.
This is my *private* business, y'know....
Yes Maddie. But inquiring minds want to know. She was seen by one of our favorite doctors. He examined both back legs and found nothing obviously amiss, which was a relief. He prescribed a new NSAID to reduce any inflammation that might be the result of a)her luxating patella or b)arthritis. The idea is that the infammation subsides and natural healing occurs. Maddie also got her rabies booster. This was, of course, accompanied by violent and vigorous protests from the cat in question. Yowling, hissing *and* spitting. We're pretty sure that folks in the waiting room (down the hall and though a closed door) were..disconcerted by the commotion. And (!) the ruckus was caused by a cat who was on a tranquilizer. We give it to her an hour before we go and she is still a furry boxing glove packed with razors. In any event, there was no blood shed.
Oh, go hang. I'd have done for him if it hadn't been for that terrible woman with the towel.
Maddie has been resting and recovering. She seems to be more stable and has no fear of climbing up on the furniture and jumping down again. She does sometimes use the boxes we've put out for her as steps. We'll have to get a way cool set of professional steps like our friend Shaggy has.
Maybe there'll be some steps for her birthday (on the 22nd)(shhhhhh!).
Are you done sharing my business? I tell you, the next time you do something that's not boring, I'll blab it about the internet too! Now come give me pats to make amends.
Pardon. I've been summoned. Have a good week.