To The Vet and Back
Dudley Sebastian (name change because for some unknown mysterious reason I kept calling him Sebastian! Even more strange, he appears to either like the name or it was his name prior to coming to us!!!) Your guess is as good as mine but either way, from here on out he shall be known as Sebastian!!!
It has been a rather stressful 48+ hours. On Sunday the decision was made that Savannah had to go back to the shelter because we just couldn't control her aggressive behavior. So, almost 4 months to the day I drove with a friend to return Savannah. I felt horrible!!! Although I had made some progress with Savannah DH had not. Random severe attacks on his arms and legs led to the final decision. She had to go...
At the shelter I surrendered Savannah at the reception desk. Having made arrangements the day before that I would be looking for another kitty the fee was generously waived for the new to be kitty.
I had one kitty in mind but I looked around a little bit at the behest of my girlfriend, after first of course meeting my first choice, at which point I instantly knew this was going to be the one.
Ken has since been renamed
Kitty face proving initially elusive...
Still elusive as we check out some of Mom's yarn...
Ahh, finally! Look at that sweet face!
Ah but the excitement has yet to begin. At approximately the 24 hour mark of being
Dudley's Sebastian's new Mom suddenly discovers that the kitty litter is not to his liking and he seems to not have used his box yet! I rush out to the closest store about 10 minutes down the road and grab a bag of clay kitty litter and charge back home. His litter box is actually a circle but that's for another time. Anyway, his litter box that is a circle is kept in our spare bathroom just outside my studio.
Phone call and trip to vet immediately following discovery and about an hour later I return home... with no kitty. It seems
Dudley Sebastian had a blockage and was expected to have to stay at the vets for a day or possibly two! Anesthesia and catheters were involved and it wasn't sounding like a warm fuzzy experience for either of us but of course more so for him. Here Dudley Sebastian barely knew what his new Mom looked like and he was already in hospital!!!
Today (Tuesday) around 2:30, just about 24 hours since the incidence the vet gave a cautious all clear for him to come home with an antibiotic, a muscle relaxer and a pricey bill of $400.00. Oh joy, my new to me kitty is now going to experience his new Mom giving him medicines that taste like who knows what but we can bet not to his liking. *sigh*
Calling DH that he HAS to leave work NOW and go pick up our new kitty I skirt the small detail of the bill. Luckily my vet felt bad as well and set up a payment plan so at least I didn't have to also deal with an irate DH!!! Finally, about 3:30 DH and
Dudley Sebastian arrived back home and Dudley Sebastian had to start all over again scouting out his new home. He sniffed everything, of course after first making a cursory stop in the litter box that is a circle. So far so good but constant checks of the litter box that is a circle is an ongoing new "to do" of mine. (n.b. DH was having a crumby day at work so leaving earlier than expected was not an irritation, lol!)
Dudley Sebastian took his medicine like a champ with not a smidgen of fighting although he did gag a little with the first medicine. I suspect it is the worst tasting of the two medicines. At least he only takes that one once every 24 hours and only for 5 days. The antibiotic is once every 12 hours for 9 days! It is also pink, which doesn't look very dignified when some gets
squirted down the side of the face of a black kitty...
...to be continued