Monday, March 16, 2009

Hobbes is looking for a job

Why does my cat require employment? Because he now owes me $1,500.

This little kitty has been at the vet all weekend after a trip to the pet urgent care on Thursday night. I found him in the basement hardly able to move, and apparently unable to pee. (Crystals can form in a cat's urine, who knew?) So the emergency vet put him under, inserted a catheter, and put him on IV fluids to clear out the blockage in his urinary tract. The next morning we took him to the regular vet who had him over the weekend until Hobbes decided he had had enough and took out his own catheter Sunday morning.

Now Hobbes is home and Sally (his sister) can finally relax. However, the new problem is that Hobbes is required to eat only prescription cat food from now on but refuses to eat anything but Indoor Formula Meow Mix. Sorry buddy, but no more ten-dollar-a-bag cat food for you!

I may also now be in the market for pet insurance. Any advice? I can think of a lot of things I could buy for $1,500. You'd think Hobbes would be a little more grateful.


Alissa Rae King said...

he could be a kitty stripper but it would have to be a pretty fast song, or he would have to start wearing kitty clothes.

firecracker said...

Hobbes is SOOOO cute! Although, I woudl expect a cat of yours to be a little fatter...