Tuesday, October 22, 2013

How To Explain Something To Your Cat

How do you explain to your cat
that he doesn't get fed this morning...


that he can't eat because he is
going to the Vet's today...



that there will be tests for his hypothyroidismpancreatitis
and that he is getting a tooth extracted...



how do you tell him it's NOT
going to be a very fun day for him...



and that he has to do it all
on an empty stomach...



how do you explain all that
to your kitty?



Perhaps he will clue in
when he sees the dreaded, evil, pet carrier.




Banjo goes in at 7:30 a.m. this morning
and I can't pick him up until 3:00 p.m.

It's going to be a long day...




43 comments:

Willow said...

Aww, best wishes Banjo with your procedures.
I am sure you will get a treat for all this when you get home ... not that that is any consolation at the moment.
Beautiful kitty you are !

Fuzzy Tales said...

Loud purrs from Nicki and Derry; they have their paws crossed that all goes smoothly for Banjo.

I find the fasting, and the long wait to leave for the vet appointment, to be the hardest things.

I have my fingers crossed for him!

Deb said...

Oh dear, poor fella. I hate too that we can't explain things to pets. I'm looking at the clock and knowing you are two hours ahead of us tells me he is still waiting for breakfast. Dang! I'll be sending out good thoughts his way today. Give him a hug from all of us. Deb

Sandra said...

i hope all goes well and he is home quickly. poor banjo, thinking mommy forgot his food and water..

ClickNCamera said...

I never heard of Pancreatitis in cats until yesterday, when one of my cats had to have the blood test. How they hate to see the "BOX" come out of the closet. Wishing Banjo good test results and a speedy recovery!

Carolynn Anctil said...

I think missing breakfast may be the worst part of the day for him. Fortunately, he'll be out for the nitty gritty parts.

Funny how the cat carrier looks like it has teeth...

I dread the day our kitten has to miss a meal - she'll make us deaf with her complaining.

Sending lots of love your way!

Carolynn

Carolynn Anctil said...

I think missing breakfast may be the worst part of the day for him. Fortunately, he'll be out for the nitty gritty parts.

Funny how the cat carrier looks like it has teeth...

I dread the day our kitten has to miss a meal - she'll make us deaf with her complaining.

Sending lots of love your way!

Carolynn

Grace said...

The poor baby - I've only had to go through that once with my two - and of course it was the orange boy who complains when we pick up his food dish just to wash it! I hope all goes well for your fur-baby!

TexWisGirl said...

i get as anxious as my pets do on days like that. i hope all goes well for your handsome fella!

Alice Marie said...

Oh poor Banjo! Purrs to you and I hope it all goes as well as possible.

Susan said...

Poor Banjo, good thing he doesn't really know what is about to happen.
I hope all goes well for him. With a tooth being taken out, he'll need soft food for awhile I bet.

Brian said...

Poor Banjo, we are all sending you our best purrs and prayers pal.

Penny said...

Oh my, what pitiful pictures. Make sure you fill us in on his successful appointment. You know you have family days for such a time as this!

Mary said...

Aw, sweet Banjo. I hope it all goes well.. well as well as can be expected when a kitty has to see the doctor, and worse, can't EAT first. Send him hugs from me, and tell him it will be over soon!

Tamago said...

Oh, poor Banjo! He has to go empty stomack and have dental surgery. It is really, really hard to see his face wondering when breakfast is served. In such times, I wish I could speak kitty language.
I hope everything will go smoothly for Banjo today!

Our photos said...

Lovely hungry Banjo photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

Elisabeth said...

Ohh poor sweet Banjo .I hope he wil be OK soon??
XX Elisabeth

Terri Buster said...

Oh the poor thing! I hope the day passes quickly for you, and that all goes well for Banjo.

BeadedTail said...

Oh poor Banjo! We hope all goes well today! Sending lots of purrs!

Katnip Lounge said...

Poor guy! I have to board "victims" the night before any procedures--there's no way to not feed 13 starving cats.
*smoochies* to Banjo.

Penelope's Beehive said...

Oh dear, poor Banjo! One of our kitties just returned from an ultrasound for pancreatitis, and a recheck for inflammatory bowel disease.
I hope Banjo will be feeling well soon!!!
Purrrrs and kisses ...
Judy

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Catherine,
It is hard to explain to your fur baby... And it hurts the human Parent even more!
Today, Pieter took our foundling to the vet. He tried to check out his mouth, next to the Rabies shot for 3 years and some other things. He freaked out as his entire mouth and throat area hurts him all day long. He is on Prednisone for taking away some of his pain but the Vet is dreading to give him a Steroid injection. Nothing will really help him and he must be in pain all day long. WHO did what to him when he was just a baby and tortured him and than dumped him at our property?! Evil people and I hate them!!!
Sweet Smokey boy has been keeping guard on my bed; sensing that his Mami was in pain. We only can LOVE him for as long as he lives. At times he is frolicking around outside, so he acts still happy; it breaks your heart.
Hugs to you and hope Banjo enjoyed his supper and did come home with some more insights into his health problems...
Mariette

It's me said...

How is Banjo doing right now darling ...???...love and hugs from me...x !

Ann said...

oh poor Banjo. I'm assuming he's either home or on his way home by now.
Sufferin succotash that's an awful way to spend a day

RoeH said...

He looks so much like my Hank. All boy!

Linens and Royals said...

I know how you feel Banjo, I hate missing breakfast too. Please let us know your test results.
I don't like the look of that pet carrier, looks to me as if they could send you to the moon in it. XX

Sylvia said...

Oh sweet Banjo ... hope everything went well, Catherine ...
big hugs,
Sylvia

Betty Manousos said...

oh, poor banjo...hope all goes well for him.
what a handsome fella!

big hugs!

troutbirder said...

Exactly. When the pet carrier shows up in the living room.... Simba runs and hides.

Nancy said...

What a hard day for both of you...I hope all is well with Banjo and that he is back home doing great.....That look on his face wanting his breakfast will just break your heart.....

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Oh, I hope he does well and gets extra food and loving when he gets home. Poor baby!

Madge Bloom said...

Awww, poor Banjo... hopefully his visit went well...

Clooney said...

Big purrs to you Banjo, I'm in the same boat today too...

Becca said...

Oh no! I hate times like this,...poor Banjo! We've tried NOT giving Fetzer any more "snack" because he was throwing up, (and it's worked) but the look on his face at the usual "snack time" is so sad...I hope everything goes well at the vet.

Crafting Queen said...

Oh Banjo baby, hope it all went well at the Vets. Mummy will give you lots of treats when you get home. Lots of hugs.

Linda R said...

Awww.. Poor Banjo. I hate getting dental work done as well.

Hugs~

Lisa Gordon said...

Oh, been there, done this many a time, and it never gets any easier. they always act completely starved, just on the day when they cannot have any food. I hope Banjo did okay, and that he is home comfortably recovering. You did cook him a nice big dinner right?????? :-)

Katy Noelle said...

Oh, my GOODNESS!! The pet carrier has jaws... no wonder!!! =O

(Poor Banjo!! Hope he's appreciating that it's all over with! =/)

xxo

Reena Walkling said...

Oh poor Banjo! I know that look when sitting by the food dish! Kramer was always so indignant when it was empty....sitting there waiting.

bobbybegood1 said...

Love your site. I found it by way of A Little Piece of Me (another wonderful site). Banjo is gorgeous! I lost my Butterfingers (girl) three years ago and still feel the loss. You are a good mother. Cheers!!

Karen and Gerard said...

Aw, I understand completely! I have the same problem when I have to take mine to the vet for teeth cleaning. It makes for such a stressful day and I feel so mean not giving them breakfast. I have 2 and they go on different days so I usually make the one not going wait for breakfast until the other is loaded into the carrier and ready for take off.

Kitties Blue said...

That dreaded PTU is always a giveaway, especially when there is only one cat in the household. With eight of us, it is only a 1 in 8 chance that it will be the kitty most worried about it. Two PTU's appeared yesterday taking those outs down considerably. Lisbeth and Giulietta were the losers with two different ailments. The rest of us let out some huge sighs of relief. Now both are on medication. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

Jaime said...

I would dread that cat carrier too, with that creepy set of upper teeth in there... looks like a shark mouth!

Glad to hear that Banjo is doing well.
Hugs to your sweet kitty!

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