Wednesday, November 11, 2009

In Search Of...

The dreaded "stool sample"...

THE BIG THING: I had to bring LC to the vet for the annual exam and shots and could not get a stool sample I was sure was hers. They said I could bring one in later. I don't mean to be indelicate, but it's difficult with LC. She prefers to go outside, but she stays on the deck for hours before she slips into the woods to "do her business" and then she is back on the deck again.

I try to watch her when she leaves the deck, but I never catch her in the act. It is difficult to provide the vet with a "sample" to test for whatever they test for...

I closed LC in the Guest bedroom all night Friday and Sunday. No poops! It just kills me to enclose her that way. She has now been in the Guest bedroom for 48 hours (visiting her often for scritches, attention, and litterbox checks). But no poop. She has been eating the dry food, the canned food, and drinking water.

I have held her, encouraged her to the litterbox, told her she will get LOTS of treats if she poops, etc, but no "output".

Any suggestions? I'm going to call the vet in the morning and ask for suggestions... But that is 10 hours away and I'm worried I am causing health problems. But a stool sample analysis is important.

Any suggestions or guidance deeply appreciated...

Update 9:30 a.m. : LC has achieved "launch", LOL! I'm heading out to do some shopping, so I will deliver it to the vet on the way. Thanks for the suggestions...

50,000th Visitor Contest Guesses

LC: Well we have all the guesses in for our 50,000th Visitor Contest... Best of luck to all! We haf The Big Thing keepin his eyes out fer neat toys and treats...

50,000th VISITOR CONTEST
KITTY/KITTIES DATE
ALASANDRA 10/31
CHEYSULI 11/3
SAMANTHA 11/8
TYLER 11/11
FAT ERIC 11/12
SWEET PRALINE 11/14
THE CREW 11/16
CORY 11/20
TT 11/25
SYLVESTER 11/29
KAZ'S KATS 11/30
GOLDIE 12/1
THE SHERWOOD KITTIES 12/3
THE TAYLOR CATS 12/8
THE ISLAND CATS 12/15
FURKIDS 12/25
CAT OF 9 TALES 12/27