Post 412: Andy’s veterinarian appointment 5-21-14

Andy had a good report from his veterinarian today. Here’s a video of the appointment:

Post 315: Andy’s day of reckoning.

Two days ago, Andy and Dougy had an appointment with Dr. Dave, their veterinarian, for an annual check up and shot update. Dougy made it; Andy went into hiding when I tried to find him to put him in the carrier.

He was mighty pleased with himself…:

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Well, Buster Brown! You just delayed the inevitable! I’m working smarter today (I hope), and have no intention of a repeat of Monday. You will see your veterinarian today, Andy, and you will like it!

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The boys are much too clever for their own good. They pick up on clues much too easily. They know what happens when I dress a certain way. If one’s put in the carrier, they guess that the other soon will be, too. Don’t be confused on this point: They may be sweet little Persian cats, but they are smartypants and get away with it all too often!

Andy’s veterinarian appointment is at 1:30 pm. By ye gods, he will be there!

-11 degrees F or -24 degrees C

Six AM and it’s only -11 degrees F outside! This is February weather. Further, I have appointments to make today. The boys have their annual veterinarian check-up at 10:30 and I have my weekly military museum stint. I doubt many people will come out to the museum today. Probably any people is more like it!

Oh crap! I have to take the boys to the veterinarian for their annual check-up today!

Oh crap! I have to take the boys to the veterinarian for their annual check-up today!

I’ll check with the veterinarian’s clinic to see if their veterinarian made it back yesterday. I made the annual check-up appointment for the day after he was to return from a trip on the suggestion of Kim, the receptionist, so he had time to work through things he needed to do before getting back to appointments.

If he didn’t get in when expected, it might make sense to reschedule the appointment since it’s for a routine check-up.

Though the other veterinarians on staff are all good, I especially like the annual check-up to be done by their regular veterinarian. He knows best what issues they’ve dealt with and what later issues they might have in consequence.

I just feel better about using the same veterinarian when at all possible, too, because the boys are familiar with him and are comfortable with him.

a trip to the veterinarian

The boy’s groomer noticed a small rash by Andy’s left arm yesterday when trimming him. The rims of his ears, too, were red. When I learned about this, I made an appointment with Andy’s veterinarian. I’m a mother hen when it comes to the boys’ health.

It turned out his vital signs are all OK, and his veterinarian feels the redness is an allergic reaction to the cat shampoo or something in his environment. He doesn’t have feline acne…! The “rash” he feels may have happened when grooming himself. Anyway, all I need do is watch it to make sure he’s healing without any infection.

Andy and Dougy are delighted to be together again, I noticed. They’ve been sniffing and rubbing against each other since Andy and I got back.

“Where you been, brother?” “You wouldn’t believe me if I told you!” Sniff-sniff!

Andy, incidentally, was very wary and hard to catch this morning, but was a very good boy at the veterinarian’s. The whole time we waited (the veterinarian had an emergency surgery), Andy kneaded the blanket in the carrier and purred with his eyes closed!

A small price to pay for peace of mind!

This afternoon, I’m driving a veteran down to the Veterans Affairs Office in the next town. This is the fourth time I’ve driven someone somewhere. It’s part of my RSVP volunteer activities.

The bus that usually is available to take people to appointments is headed to Hot Springs, SD, today, so they needed a volunteer to take this fellow to his in the next town. It’s interesting and fun! Plus I get out of town for a bit, my car gets a few highway miles on it, and someone else gets a free ride someplace they needed to go.