Saturday, May 29, 2021

Caturday Saturday

LAZ:  Im annoyed today.  Well, I was annoyed yesserday and I expect ta be annoyed tomorrow too.

OK, yesserday, he stuffed me into the PTU.  Yeah, I know most of us dont go into one easily but I REALLY fought.  TBT said it was like trying ta force a big-box-sized python into a small box.  But in spite of my pythonlike efforts, he DID force me in.  He IS stronger.

But then he had ta figure out how ta let GO of me!  I had my claws out on his bare arms, and HE had ta figure out how ta get his arm out in one piece AND close the door before I could force my way out.  I had my back paws braced on the back of the PTU, ready ta jump.

Eventually, he suddenly pulled his hand out and pushed the door.  I did get my head out but not the rest of me an he pushed enough to get my head back in and closed the door.  And he checked the latch several times because I was really banging on it.

Well, I was afraid he was sending me on ta some different place, and I desperately like it here.  Thats worth a struggle, right?  My first place was RATHER HORRIBLE!  Here, I can go out, I can sit among plants and catch shrews, and sniff the excitin outside smells.  Inside, I get good foods, nap in nice spots, sleep up against TBT at night, and wrassle with Marley.  I dont much bother Ayla annymore, but it IS fun pretending to stalk her.

So it was natural to fight against being in the PTU if I was gonna be sent away.  Naturally, there are no pictures of all that.  TBT would have ta be an octapus ta manage getting me in the PTU AND take pictures.  Ya know how we cats can glare at Beins when we are upset?  Well, Beins can glare too.  His look would have frozen a fire!

But I wasnt done YET.  In the PTU car, we all normally sing the mournful songs of our people.  I pawsitively SCREAMED!  Ayla and Marley hid in their best most secret spots.

And it was just a trip to the VET.  Im kinna OK about that.  Stabbies and handling and The Probe.  But I was pretty worked up.  I didn't stop yelling the entire time I was there.  Not that TBT would know since he just sat in the car...

[TBT:  I've had my Moderna shots (last one 6 weeks ago) and wore an N-95 mask, but they STILL wouldn't let me inside.  Their policy IS a bit extreme.  My presence would have reassured Laz a lot.  Fortunately, our next scheduled visit is March 2022, so I HOPE all that is done with by then]

But they brought me back to him outside afterwards and we went home.  Whew!  What a bootiful word "home" is.  But then he went away to hunt down his kind of food and was gone "a long time".  After an hour, when I was fed and TBT was sure I wasn't wobbly from the stabbies, he let me outside.  

HURRAY!  So of course it began to rain soon after.  I was so desperate to be out, I tried to hide under the deck, but that didnt werk too well.  So (also still being hungry) I came in when he called me.

So that was yesserday...

Today it is still raining.  And worse, TBT says it will tomorrow too.  I cried about THAT all morning.  He told me "the flowers need water sometimes".  Now THAT was a problem.  I wanted to go out and hunt mousies, but I hate rain.  But the shrews like bugs and the mice like dry seeds from the flowers and rain keeps them down in their holes.  But the flowers need the rain.  

My brain kinna exploded inside trying to get around that.

So I think I will have sufferred the PTU, sufferred the VET, screamed my lungs out and stayed inside almost 3 days by Monday.  The food better be the REALLY GOOD STUFF, Marley had better be willing to wrassle, and TBT better be willing to let me push up HARD against him at night...

[TBT:  There are no pics to use here.  I have a few from Thursday, but the weather was good then and that wouldn't make any sense.  I have some new ones of The Mews inside, but naturally, the camera battery died as I started to download the pictures and it takes hours to recharge.  I should just buy a 2nd battery.  I have sometimes mentioned that I am generally lucky about major things but not minor things.  This is a perfect example]

Im staying calm.  Food is good, rain ends, sunpuddles appear again.  Patience, patience, patience...


  1. Well, that was stressful! I'm glad it's done with.

  2. Bummer on the visit to the stabby place. Our stabby place allows mum to come inside and sit in the usual exam room. However they don't examine me in that room, it is done in the back in a treatment room. I still liked having mum there for at least most of the time.

  3. Well I am glad that is over with! All sorts of things must have been going through poor Laz' mind, and it must have been a relief to him to get back home where he knows he is safe and loved.

  4. Oh Laz ! In time you will learn that TBT is always going to bring you "home". Our vets still make our huMom wait in the car too. We had a week of rain a little while ago, and then it snowed, so we hope you are out hunting (but not Ayla) in the sunshine soon. And we are pretty sure TBT will be happy to let you press up against him as hard as you want !

  5. What an ordeal! This policy of not allowing pet parents inside is getting ridiculous.

  6. Sounds like quite an ordeal for you and for your dad. I am so sick of not being allowed inside, I hope it changes soon. XO

  7. Oh Laz. I'm so sorry that you've had such a traumatic experience. Tell TBT that next time you need to go to the stabby place, he needs to just sit down quietly with you and tell you what's going to happen. If you just knew where you were headed and that you'd be coming straight back home, I'm confident that you would have been much more relaxed about it all. That said, I guess it is nice, in a way, for TBT to see how hard you fought not to leave your forever home!
    As for the rain - the weather gods won't be messed with. Don't let on how much they're behaviour bothers you. If you do, I think they'll keep the rain going a little longer - just because they can. They can be nasty like that.

    Put your paw down and tell TBT you want fresh chicken tenders - pronto!

    Sydney, Australia

  8. I am never happy about going to the Vet either,but I don't fight it anymore.
    Glad you survived Laz ;)
    Purrs, Julie

  9. Oh, my!!Stress to the max! Glad its all over for another year...and hopefully no one needs to go there for sickness...
    Our vet has let us in from the get go...never had to wait outside, but I think I too would HATE that. Most of the vet here were doing it with peeps not allowed inside, but some have gotten back to regular visits.

    Rain?? Can you send some up here to Michigan?? We desperately need a lot! Sorry it thwarts your daily doings, Laz...

    Hope you all got some yummy nom:)

  10. Good grief Laz. Was THAT necessary? I know what you said, but REALLY! Knock it off!
    Katie Isabella

  11. Marley it is a difficult thing we have to bear but once done we can play the pity card for a month. Kind of a payback. We got the second battery for our Canon EOS. It is easiest to get a card and just download that with a reader.


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