On Thankful Thursday, we are thankful that today is not yesterday when we endured our annual roundup.

Yesterday we were poked, prodded and stuck. Yep, that’s right! Our veterinarian, Dr. Neel, came to the house for our yearly exams and vaccinations. It was pawful! First we were all corralled in the kitchen at breakfast time. We had to remain there together for about 1 1/2 hours before Dr. Neel and Tech Whitney arrived. Then the torture began. Instead of boring you with words, we asked Mom to put together a slideshow. Somehow, Giulietta lucked out and didn’t get her photo taken during the ordeal. Some of us only have one photo.  (Move your cursor over bottom of photos for captions.)


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See, wasn’t that dreadful.

We all behaved quite well, except for Mauricio and Lily Olivia. Mau was not a good Cat Scout and gave Tech Whitney his best mean snake impression. And Lily complained vociferously. In their defense, we don’t know Whitney. Our usual tech is Tamika. Whitney, however, was quite nice and treated us well.

The good news is that we are all healthy. Lily’s heart murmur, which was discovered on last year’s exam, is unchanged. A few of us, however, are overweight. Since being on Hill’s CD/Stress food, we all have gained a little. Mom and Dr. Neel had a pow-wow with regard to some solutions. We’ll keep you posted with regard to that. We are not reporting our weights here so as not to embarrass anyone.

Now we are good for another year and should not have to visit the veterinarian hospital (except Mau and Misty May who have to have their teeth cleaned). Purrlease keep your paws crossed for the rest of us to stay healthy and at home.

If you have a multi-cat household, we suggest you check with your veterinarian to see if they will make housecalls. Our vet charges a small fee for this, but it is negligible when compared to our multi-cat discount and the time and gas saved by not having to take us (a couple at a time) to the office. And it is much less stressful for us, which is the most impawtant reason to have your vet come to you.

If you’d like to read our post about last year’s roundup, you can do so here or here to read about the 2013 one.

We’ll see you tomorrow when we will be pawticipating in Create with Joy’s Friendship Friday Blog Hop.

Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo