Friday, June 26, 2009

Cat butts, hot flashes and toilets. Fun!

Crabby old man cat had to go to the vet yesterday and nothing goes better together than 90 degree 2006-cat-clinicsweaty skin and cat hair. Yum! I literally had to grab a tissue and wipe my brow as well as dip down into the cleavage. I’m getting used to the varying temperatures of my body lately but c’mon, at the vet??

They took Riley’s blood, used a little pediatric blood pressure cuff on him to get his pressure, managed to get some urine from him and put some stain in his eye because he was doing the pirate thing again. The stain is for a better look. I need to start giving him the eye ointment again. Also came home with some glucosamine for him (arthritis) and of course – he won’t have anything to do with it.

Heard back from the doc today – his blood work looks good and so does his urine and she needs funny_stewie_wipe_my_buttto see his eye again in a few days. Oh, did I mention she asked if I wipe his butt for him? Um no, I mean, I dipped his backend in the tub once when he was having some problems but generally, no. So she went on to tell me about how old cats get arthritic and have trouble cleaning themselves well and how he would appreciate it if I got some baby wipes and wiped his butt maybe once a day for him. Um . . ? Is this necessary? I mean the cat is spoiled enough, you tell me to feed him whenever he wants me to, and now you want me to wipe his butt? How much is he payin’ you Doc, I’ll double it!

I mean really!


Then today was all about the bathroom at my house. My daughter is visiting and my son is home (week off from work) so with one bathroom it can get uncomfortable. But with NO bathroom it’s unacceptable. Which is why both of my children left and I got to stay home not daring to eat anything and mentally constipating myself. Fun!!! But – now the bathroom is working again, I caulked around the bottom of the toilet and put the fancy new seat on the throne the BF bought for me. Very nice! So now maybe all of us can get back to normal.

But . . . . I just don’t know if I’m going to rush right out and get those baby wipes any time soon, I’ll have to think about that one! I have to draw the line somewhere, right?


MsCatCalls said...

I 'm not sure my cats would think you for help in that dept ! We like you have the occasional moments in the sink when the going gets tough but ... really ..... I think thats beyond the call of duty !

Heather "Hev" said...

Cripes!! I have an arthritic rottweiler (shudders at the thought)

Bev's Jewelry said...

Oh, what we are asked to do for our animals!

Lady Banana said...

I guess I'd clean my cats bum if she wasn't able to or else it might not be very nice when she comes to sit on the bed or sofa!

BetteJo said...

It IS beyond the call of duty! And I agree Lady B - if he was all nasty I would be forced to do it I suppose. But he's not - he seems fine to me!

Lavender said...

LOL LOL LOL Im going to die laughing...If I were Riley, I think Id resent it if you did something like that, when I was still capable of it. But thats just me (although it could be you too!) LOL
Anyhow, Id only do it if there was a need - having said that - both my cats (who are only 5 this year) have to have thier butt fur kept trimmed to prevent 'kling ons' - so you can imagine the fun we have around here ROFL
Good for you getting the new toilet stuff set up- Woman Power!
Hope you can find something to help ease the hot flashes - I think red clover tea is supposed to be good - but I cant remember for sure - hang in there!

Susannah said...

Oh boy...maybe I could trade ya my 3 kids for Riley. Your life may ease up a bit!

Teena in Toronto said...

I hope your kitty is feeling better.