Time to take my kitties to the vet for their annual check up —as many of you know my father in law has been taking care of our cats since we went to Australia. It has been a great thing for us, pretty good for my father in law and a very sweet deal for the cats! Buddy and Holly LOVE being with him–he spoils them and they have run of the house. When Meredith comes over she entertains them and Buddy allows her to carry him around on his back all stretched out—he would never let anyone else do that but they have a special relationship! So we are grateful that they have a home here for as long as Dad wants them!!!
But it was time to take them to the vet and I picked a different one than the last one they saw here in Lima. The last one was obviously NOT a cat person and hardly even looked at them–let alone talk to me about anything at all. I just did not come away with a warm fuzzy feeling at all so I chose a different vet this time—-and this one has a more homeopathic approach to veterinary care and focuses on that rather than traditional treatments. He believes that inside cats, especially, do not need all of the shots that are usually given, and claims that the cats in his practice who do not have all of those are healthier than the ones who have had them. He follows the lines of those who believe that immunizations in children can affect asthma and autisim….so anyway—-we gave him a go and I liked him.
The cats, on the other hand, did not. I don’t think it is that they did not like him but there were traumatized being there. Probably would have been the same for any other vet but Holly was one bent out of shape girl, let me tell you! I have NEVER heard her hiss so much and act so crazy! Wow! Who would have thought that that mild mannered cat would turn into a tiger??? She was a ball of upsettedness! And unfortunately she has an autoimmune issue so she ended up getting a shot of cortizone and an antibiotic so she was even less thrilled. Add to that a back claw trim and she was at her wit’s end! But Dr. Brennaman loved on her and made sure she was as comfortable as possible and spent a lot of time with me discussing things so from a human standpoint—-great experience at the vet. From a feline standpoint—not so great experience.