“Guess what, Dougy?”
“You and Andy have an appointment with your veterinarian!”
Yes, it’s time for Andy and Dougy to get their rabies and distemper update shots. Andy gets to have his blood pressure checked, too, something he hates when they do it on his tail. (I’ll insist they use his foot, which he hates a little less.) Time to see if they are in the right weight range for their age, too. Yes, this will be their annual check-up!
Dougy’s waiting for the rootkit scan to complete. Takes eons!! Worst of all, it happens without input from the human, meaning you just deal with it when it happens and hope your life doesn’t depend on getting on the Internet. Just look at how stressed Dougy is! His fans expect daily Dougy updates. Is that hopelessness and despair etched in his fuzzy mug?
Good grief, MacDougal! It isn’t the end of the world, and the rootkit scan will be done much faster that the one hour the site suggests.
Take a look at your brother, Douglas. Andy hopped on his favorite roost and found a cup of coffee the human sat there. Did he go into panic? Call 911? Curse the darkness?
Heck no! He sniffed the coffee, which prompted the human to move it. (“Ick! Cat snot droplets in my coffee!” thought Doug, the human. “I better move my coffee mug!”)
Can you see the smugness on Andy’s mug? Hee! Hee! Andy gets his way!
Andy and Dougy got an early Christmas present when they were about five and a half months old: A trip to the veterinarian to be neutered.
Andy taking care of business…!
So, I left the boys at the veterinarian’s, and picked them up a bit later.
When I opened the carrier at home, I expected the boys to wobble out, wounded and stitched and wearing little Elizabethan collars. Instead, they bounded out, no collars or stitches, happy to be home and free. They ran all over the house, chasing each other, then taking well-deserved naps.
For the boys, neutering wasn’t a difficult time, and they showed no signs of discomfort.
Would I do this again? Of course. I believe in neutering or spaying one’s pets. It’s the humane thing to do, the smart thing to do.