Sunday, May 28, 2006

And now... the rest of the story

Toby here to report What Happened Next.

So there I was all safe at home Wednesday night. My beans were giving me treats and head skritches, telling me what a good boy I had been. The Other One was her usual grumpy self. Everything seemed back to normal.

And THEN......

Daddy came home from work the next night and grapped me up right away and stuffed me into the Evil Cat Carrier. And we went BACK TO THE VET! This hardly seems fair as I had just been to the vet the night before. Who ever heard of going to the vet twice in two days!

The beans at the vet put me in the kitty jail. And there were dogs back there in the jail, too. Because of my large size, I had to have a large cell -- near the dogs. It was a very trying night. Mummy and Daddy were not there. I even would have been happy to see The Other One.

The next morning, the vet beans took me out of the cell and into another room, where they poked and prodded me a bit. Then I got very sleepy. When I woke up, the horrid deed had been done.

The shaving was not as bad as I had imagined. They only had to shave the parts where I had not been grooming as well as I should.

But it is still embarrassing. The vet shaved my hooha-al region leaving me all naked in this sensitive area. I don't care for this at all.

After some time back in the cell, Mum came to take me home. I have never been so happy to get into the Evil Cat Carrier and I was very, very quiet on the ride home. As soon as I arrived I checked the food bowls to make certain they were still there. They were, to my great relief.

When Dad came home, there was lots of petting and headbonks and cuddling. Mum and Dad told me what a good boy I had been and gave me some extra Stinky Goodness. They only chuckled a bit at my naked hooha, so I forgave them.

I hope this is the last visit to the vet for some time.

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Tilly here. He looks like he has mange. I hope it's not catchy.


Fat Eric said...

Toby, I feel so sorry for you! What a terrible experience, but you seem to have come through it bravely. And it doesn't look so bad...really! And I'm sure you will feel more comfortable without the knots and mats.

Tilly - be nice. You wouldn't like it if it happened to you! And it's beneath the dignity of a Gorgeous Ginger to mock the afflicted!

Zeus said...

Toby, you are a very brave feline. I don't think I could withstand homo sapiens making fun of my hoo-ha region. It's one thing to not have a hoo-ha, but then to shave off all the fur around the hoo-ha area to then really show, beyond any doubt, that I don't have one is just cruel, cruel, cruel...

The Meezers said...

how 'mbarassing for you to have your hoo ha area shaved. poor toby!

Oreo said...

Poor kitty! I know what would make you feel better......All kitties are invited to mine purthday party next month!!! Puhlease let us know if you will come!! And how many are coming.

George, Tipper, Max & Misty said...

Well, the worst is over and hopefully you won't have to endure such embarassment for several months.

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Brave Toby! You are a hero to us heavy cats! I had what the vet called my "poop chute" shaved when I went in last time. Now I've lost almost 1/2 pound and I can just about clean my own butt. -Shaggy