Giulietta: Would you pipe down please. Some of us are trying to nap.
Calista Jo had been sitting atop the PTU on the left (containing Giulietta), but she jumped down, of course, before I could snap the photo. (That is her lurking in the background behind the blue carrier.)
Lisbeth: I am just trying to find out why I am in this PTU.
Giulietta: Chill…you’ll find out soon enough.
Lisbeth: Hey, what’s happening now? Why are we in the car?
Giulietta: Wow, you are clueless!
Lisbeth: MOM, why are we in the car?
Giulietta: She’s not going to tell you.
Lisbeth: Why not? Is she giving us away? Doesn’t she like us anymore?
Giulietta: Don’t be a twit. We are going to see Dr. Neel.
Lisbeth: That can’t be right. She always comes to the house and I hide UTB.
Giulietta: Not if you are sick.
Lisbeth: I didn’t know I was sick. Are you sick?
Giulietta chilling while Lisbeth is getting her sonogram. (Note flecks of catnip on the blanket and how some kitty needs a good brushing.)
Giulietta: My right eye keeps running.
Lisbeth: Where’s it going?
Giulietta: No place…it keeps having tears come out.
Lisbeth: Are you sad?
Giulietta: No…that’s why I am seeing Dr. Neel.
Lisbeth: Oh. I’m sorry!
Giulietta: Now, will you please be quiet. I’d like to snooze a little before we get to Dr. Neel’s office.
Lisbeth: But you didn’t tell me what’s wrong with me?
Giulietta: You have been going to the litter box too often and constantly licking in a spot I am to much of a lady to speak about. And someone has been peeing in inappropriate places.
Lisbeth: Oh that!
Giulietta: Now can you please pipe down?
Lisbeth: I don’t think so. I’m a little scared. Can we hold paws through the bars?
Giulietta: If that’s the only thing that will get you to shut-up, sure. Why not?
Lisbeth showed her displeasure by bellowing from door to door on the way to the VET, which is about a 20-minute drive, as well as the entire time we were in the waiting room. I think she used some HBO words I don’t even know.
Giulietta wedged herself against the wall and hid her face when Lisbeth returned to the room. While they waited for their nails to be trimmed, Lisbeth just kept pushing Giulietta further and further into the wall.
Once we entered the exam room, she immediately stopped and never made another sound until the ride home. And those, thankfully, were only intermittent. She actually has never been to the VET’s office before. All her kitten shots and spaying were at the shelter, and I think she has no memory of that. I can’t blame her for being nervous.
Both girls were exceptionally good the entire time we were in the exam room. Our VET is trying to make the atmosphere more cat friendly. They had a blanket on the exam table with catnip and a toy, which Lisbeth immediately threw to the floor. And they have a Feliway plug-in. I do think it was more calming than in the past. Future plans, include separate waiting rooms for the kitties and woofies.
Giulietta has conjunctivitis and a blocked tear duct. She is getting eye drops, and I have to massage the duct. Giulietta does not mind having this done. If it doesn’t unblock, then she’ll need to see Dr. Neel again. Our very first kitty, Skooter, had this problem.
A sonogram showed no stones or other problems with Lisbeth’s bladder. She may have stress cystitis from all the commotion of workmen at the house most days or maybe bacterial cystitis. She is supposed to get a half pill everyday but refuses to take it. If necessary she’ll get some amitriptyline for stress.
All-in-all, not the worse trip to the VET.