Our sweet kitten Maksim aka Pootie Cat had a little male related surgery on Monday. It was his 6 month birthday and it was time. Actually past time since his own father fathered him at just 5 1/2 months of age. Wowser, right? Maksim was none too happy to wake up Monday morning to a still empty food dish and no treats.
A trip down the mountain and I dropped him off for his “procedure”. Thankfully it is not as big of a deal for males as it is for females. I got the call later that morning that he had done “swimmingly” and could be picked up at 4.
When I picked him up everyone had loved on him, given him snuggles and kisses. They love him there. He was still a little loopy from the anesthesia but didn’t make a peep going back home. He came out of his carrier and sniffed everywhere.
The directions were to keep him quiet and to have him not lick the incision site. Yea, right. He is a cat. And further more he is a kitten. Pretty difficult to keep him quiet but I said I would try. They gave me the proverbial cone of shame in case he licked the area too much.
My instructions were to check the incision area and make sure it was not swollen or red. On this cat there is so much fur it is really difficult to see and he is not very compliant at this point so I am keeping an eye on him and not making him wear the cone of shame. So far so good.
It is a little bit ridiculous how much I dote on this kitten. But he has brought us so much happiness in such a short time that can’t be measured. Now that he is just a sports model I am hoping he and Holly get along even better — they have their moments still at times. Holly’s tail is still a very attractive toy in his eyes.
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That picture of him sprawled out on your couch next to the cone is too cute.
He is the cutest, isn’t he? He is back to normal and racing around like a silly billy!
Poor little fellow. We did leave Dot´s cone of for a couple of days after her surgery. She didn´t like it but, as you say, for a female it´s a larger incision. It is important to have it done and the time they suffer is very short. He looks very comfy on the pictures. xo
The male surgery is so much less than the female’s. I had forgotten with Holly and Buddy how the recovery was longer for her. Maksim is back to normal and racing around like a ninny.
I bet he’s dreading his 1 year bjrthday. What then?
Seriously! I think he is done!
We did. He got lots of love and snuggles.
Maksim deserves some special cuddling right now. I think he will do great fine.
He did great and is back to his normal silly kitten self.
He is such a beautiful kitty. Glad his surgery went well; hope he doesn’t have to wear that cone.
Thanks, he is back to normal and didn’t really seem phased at all by the surgery. Thank goodness!
He is one handsome fella for sure. Hopefully, the cone stays off!
It did stay off. He is racing around like normal and doing great.