Vivian’s View From Here: My Trip to the Vet

Happy weekend, Peeps and Pets.

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Maisie & Me

Vivian K. Perry here, back for a new guest post on Jennifer’s Journal. Can you believe this is my eleventh time blogging here on WordPress? I’m becoming an old pro!

Let’s get down to business: I went to see my veterinarian in Gander yesterday. And because I did, my weekend is going to be one of recovery instead of more itching and scratching of my pretty face.

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sticker on our fridge

You see, I have this recurring condition, an allergy of sorts, or so I’m told. The problem is that no one can determine what triggers it! The first time this happened to me was when we were still living in the city, and I was barely out of kittenhood. I had a little spot on  my cheek that simply would not heal.

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This is me yesterday morning. I had no idea at this point where I would be going that afternoon. Notice my not-so-pretty face. 😦

As it happened, Jennifer and Paul went on a trip to Jamaica that spring, and when they came back, they were horrified to see that the little spot had festered and had gotten much worse. Off to the vet we went, and I came back with steroids, antibiotics and that ghastly ‘cone of shame’ around my neck. Let me tell you: I HATED that #@%*#!ing cone!

But I healed, and ever since, my staff made sure I never got to that point again.

A year or so ago, Jennifer read on the internet that the cat treats, Temptations, were causing itchy skin allergies in some other members of my species, so of course I never got to eat another one after that. For a long while, it seemed the mystery had been solved.

Then my condition returned, so we are back to square one as to the cause. If anyone out there has any experience with this or knows what I might be allergic to, would you help a kitty out and please leave a comment below?

Jennifer put together this little gallery from my visit. I hope you enjoy it more than I did.

“I hate this #%&*# cage and this #%&*#car!”
Jennifer stayed in the back seat with me, so I stopped crying. An hour and a half is a long drive for a kitty.
Jennifer stayed in the back seat with me, so I stopped crying. An hour and a half is a long drive for a kitty.
I was a really good girl!
I was a really good girl!
When we finally got to the vet's, we had to wait for a little while.
When we finally got to the vet’s, we had to wait for a while.

Too many doggies for my liking. I was outnumbered!

Paul faced me away from those doggies, but I could smell them. Ugh!
Paul faced me away from those doggies, but I knew they were there. Doggie smells don’t lie.
At last, it was my turn.
At last, it was my turn.
In spite of my allergy, the vet said I was very healthy for my age. :)
In spite of my allergy, the vet said I was very healthy for my age. I was also very well-behaved. 🙂
Prednisone and yummy treats. Yay!
Prednisone and yummy treats. Yay!

After my check-up, I went home with my new meds. I hardly made a peep the whole way, probably because I was worn out from all the excitement.

img_1860 I thought Maisie would’ve been lonely during our absence; she is rarely left by herself.
But she seemed un-purr-turbed.

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20 thoughts on “Vivian’s View From Here: My Trip to the Vet

  1. HI Vivian–Teemu here. I say this with the highest possible esteem, but you still look purr-ty good in spite of that spot on your cheek. I had to wear the cone of shame a few times–I am kind of a fragile guy. Yes, in spite of my dashing good looks I need a lot of TLC. The vet talked to my mom about pill pockets if I did not take my latest med, buy hey! I’m a guy. We can take our meds without any help. Anyhow, I hope they find out what is going on with you. Be sure to get plenty of rest and eat well. Take care, Vivian. Oh, Parker says ‘meow!’ to you and Maisie.

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    1. I don’t think Vivian is as stoic as your Lab, Jacqui, but she is a trooper when all is said and done. I think the hardest part for me when we were at the vet was seeing one poor little dog who could hardly walk because of something growing on his upper back leg. So sad to see animals in pain. 😦

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      1. Not too. At least most of the time. Lots of animals with a minor surgery here and a hot spot there. The last one was a sixteen year old kitty with cancer on her face. Happy as could be and felt no pain but had to wear the cone to keep her from scratching it. She was a real sport about it.

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