by Janet Blue on April 5, 2018

Thankful Thursday

Whew…it’s over! What you ask? The annual roundup. Dr. Neel from Vinton Veterinary Hospital and Tameka (our favorite vet tech) were here yesterday to give us our annual exams and vaccines. Yippee! Pffft!


2018 roundup


Astrid and Lisbeth were the winners. They didn’t need any vaccines. Cooper was the loser. He needed three. Cooper was up in everybody’s business until it was his turn. The top photo shows Dr. Neel and Mom trying to hold down 18 pounds of writhing ginger cat while Tameka attempts to trim his back claws. That was before he had to have his vaccines.

Giulietta was the last to get her exam. Though we’d all been confined to the kitchen, bathroom and vestibule, Dad couldn’t find her. As you can see in the lower middle photo above, she had managed to open the coat cupboard and hide inside.

We all got clean bills of health; though, Calista Jo has the eye “icks” and needs to keep getting terramycin. We suspected that. Best news of all, all our teefies look terrific.

Though Sawyer wasn’t part of the roundup, he was in the kitchen with us, as Mom wanted to get his claws trimmed. He was a total terror and exactly one claw was trimmed before the humans gave up. Way to go, little buddy!

We are not thankful that we had to endure this torture, but we are hugely grateful that it is over for another year. So, we are joining Brian’s Thankful Thursday blog hop. To join in click on the badge below.

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

We’d like to apologize to Angel Sammy, Teddy and Mom Pam for not writing a poem today. We and Mom are all exhausted after today’s ordeal and our poetry juices just aren’t flowing. We promise we’ll have one next week.

Purrs and paw-pats, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

p.s. We are sorry for not posting more photos, but our gyrations caused most of them to be blurry.



MrJackFreckles/Pipo/Angel-Minko April 16, 2018 at 8:58 pm

Phew! That s all I can say after all that!

Petcretary says she is happy that you all are fine, and we hope those eye icks clear up quickly.

Hemingway and Steinbeck April 7, 2018 at 5:33 pm

How great that you’re all doing good. However, we think you owe your humans a vacation after all that work. We understand the “don’t clip my nails” thing. We both tend to hate that, too. We’re usually little angels when it comes to getting shots, though. Mom says she’s so proud of us then. Getting us over to the doctor’s house is a completely different story.
Stereo purrs………..Hemingway and Steinbeck
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Michelle & Cheshire April 5, 2018 at 7:09 pm

My Cheshire is like Sawyer… if you can get any of his claws trimmed it’s a miracle. He screams bloody murder even before you get the clippers near him. He’s never been nicked or anything, just hates losing his talons!
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The Island Cats April 5, 2018 at 5:02 pm

OMC! What an experience that must be. We bet you’re all glad that’s over with.
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da tabbies o trout towne April 5, 2018 at 2:08 pm

Giulietta; we dunno bout any one elze… but uz catz in de land oh trout will
pay ewe big time…. if ya let uz in on yur…. how ta hide….sekrit ~~~~ 🙂 ♥♥ !!

Ellen Pilch April 5, 2018 at 1:32 pm

I am glad you are all doing well. You are so lucky your teeth are good 🙂 XO
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Crystal and Daisy Mae April 5, 2018 at 1:12 pm

Glad you got a good bill of health. Keep up the good work.
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Comedy Plus April 5, 2018 at 12:10 pm

Getting a clean bill of health is a good thing. Having them come to your home is the very best. Less stress on your babies.

Have a purrfect Thankful Thursday. My best to your smart mom. ♥
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The Florida Furkids April 5, 2018 at 10:54 am

Whew, we know you are all glad that is over. Allie is so proud of the way her sweet husband is behaving so nicely.

The Florida Furkids with bazillion smoochies and tons of love to Mau from Allie
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Linda Arthur Tejera April 5, 2018 at 8:37 am

Yay! Always great to get the vet visit over with! And good marks from the doc to boot! Way to go. What we wouldn’t give for a vet that makes house calls. There’s certainly enough of us to justify a home visit! The only one we’ve found so far we don’t like. We know they’ve got to make a living but we want one that thinks as much (or more) of the animals. Sigh! You’re so lucky!
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Brian Frum April 5, 2018 at 8:26 am

Oh yea, the Vet visit being over is always a good thing and I’m glad you all checked out okay. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Roby Sweet April 5, 2018 at 7:56 am

It is great that your vet comes to you. I wish ours did. Congratulations to all on your good health, and to Sawyer for your one trimmed claw!

Charles Huss April 5, 2018 at 5:25 am

That is so convenient that the vet comes to you. It looks like Giulietta was the smart one and Cooper Murphy was a typical Ginger like my Chris and “up in everybody’s business.” Sawyer sounds like my Floki except I would be all cut up and no nails would be trimmed before we gave up.
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Teddy April 5, 2018 at 5:19 am

I bet you’re ALL (including humans!) glad this is over with for a whole year! I’m also happy that none of you have vaccination reactions like I did. Now you all can RELAX and go back to your regular activities without Dr. Neel poking and prodding you! Good your teefs were fine…dentals stuff is not fun is it?! We’ll see you NEXT week for a poem – we always look forward to those from you…….

Love, Teddy
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Summer April 5, 2018 at 1:44 am

Can you believe the humans do our claws on their own? Well, it takes both of them to do Binga, but Boodie and I are fine with just my human.
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Raven April 5, 2018 at 12:27 am

Wow, that took coordination and determination. I’m glad everyone got a clean bill of health. And some of you got to keep your “sharpies”.

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