“Shot in the leg,
And they’re to blame,
Mommy and Daddy give love a bad name!”
Well, I have to report that Mommy and Daddy are EVIL. To start off the new year, they locked us in our PTU’s yesterday morning, and put us in The Room That Moves. I was lucky to get one all to myself, while Meerkat and Panda Bear got squeezed into one.
We had no idea where we were going, until we stopped and Mommy and Daddy started carrying us into a place that smelled eerily familiar.
They took us to the V-E-T !!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh, the horrors!
First the lady in the red clothes took us out one at a time. She put us on a flat surface and called out a number. For me, she said “thirteen point six pounds”. Aaaack! She was weighing us!
For the record, Panda bear was 12.6, and Meerkat was 10.4. (padre! how dares you. a lady doesn’t ever tell her age or her weight. i am offended! Love, Meerkat.)
After the weighing came the waiting. That was exploration time! Mommy held me close and started babbling about how good of a kitty I was, but I was itching to escape.
Then, she tried to calm down Meerkat. As you can see, Meerkat was simply terrified.
Panda Bear, however, was “Mr. Adventure”. First he stood on the table and sniffed around.
Then he tried to sniff the other corner of the room. Luckily he didn’t try to jump up!
Then, he started doing his acrobatics. What a showoff:
This time we saw a lady named “Dr. Jillian”. She took each of us one at a time and started “examining” us. I hid in my carrier, but I know she took Panda Bear first. It was hard to see what was happening, but I did hear a loud pop! at one point.
Then she took Meerkat. No pop for her.
Then it was my turn. Mommy had to yank me hard out of my PTU. I didn’t want to go!
Then I was in their grasp. Dr. Jillian squeezed my belly. She put a piece of cold metal on me and held it there for a few seconds. The lady with the red clothes held me really, really tightly … and then … Dr. Jillian squeezed some of my furs … and SHE SHOT ME IN THE LEG! OOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
Then she shot me AGAIN!
Then she flipped me over and shot me ONE MORE TIME … this last time with a loud poppy sounding shooter in my back right leg. Same sound as I heard with Panda Bear. Hoomph! Something about being to protect against “loo-kee-mee-uh”.
Then the lady with the red clothes started picking at my teeths! Dr. Jillian said I have “tartar buildup” and a little bit of “gingeevitus” … whatever that is. My teeths feel fine. Hoomph!
Finally, I was able to get back in my PTU. Panda Bear and Meerkat were directly across from me in their PTU. They were both looking sleepy at this point, and I was feeling a little tired, too.
Next thing I know we were being carried back out to The Room That Moves. Not long afterward Mommy and Daddy carried us back into the house and opened the doors to the PTU’s.
Pretty soon I was feeling sleepy. So was Panda Bear. He really zonked out and barely moved for many hours, which made Mommy and Daddy a little worried. He must have got shot worse than I did.
Eventually, he turned around, and then moved to another part of the house.
That was our start to this new year. I overheard Mommy saying that we have to go back to be shot again in a few weeks. I’ve already started planning my escape route.