So I have decided that I am going to be one hot mess when and/if I have children! My cat is my fur baby; he's part of the family. I know I sound like a crazy cat lady, and he's just an animal...but I love him! I'm his mama.
I have cried like a baby on many occasions when it comes to Wheatley. For example, when we first adopted him, the SPCA allowed us to take him home for the weekend. (His neuter surgery was scheduled for the following Monday.) After having Wheatley with us for three days, we had to put him back in his crate and drop him off at the SPCA. I cried all.the.way.home. I was so worried that Wheatley would think we didn't want him and were returning him!
What's going to happen when I have a human kid with a first day of Kindergarten!? I'm going to be crying before we even get in the car...
And then there's the little things I never thought I'd do...like this reminder I put on my front door.
Wheatley had his annual check-up today, and I had to take in a fecal sample. Hence the reminder! He also had his rabies booster shot. I couldn't watch while they did it. Thank goodness he didn't cry like a human child might!
Unfortunately, my tears continued this evening. Wheatley had an allergic reaction to his vaccines. The poor thing kept shaking his legs and thumping them against the wall, furniture, and floor. We were jokingly calling him Thumper; but this continued for over two hours, and he couldn't settle or get comfortable. I started to worry. I decided to call the vet - just in case. I'm so glad they were open until 6 pm on a Friday! While I was on the phone Brian noticed Wheatley was breathing really quickly. When I told the nurse on the phone, her response was "Bring him in. See you in a few."
Thankfully, with a few shots, Wheatley is fine! Did you know cats can take human benadryl? He's been prescribed another half tablet of human benadryl in the morning! We had to go buy some tonight. How funny is it that we bought him the name brand - even though the vet said generic was ok? And Brian and I buy generic everything for ourselves...? He's our fur-baby. Love him.