|Thank you Resa for this image....this is my new dream home!|
I'd been dreading this trip since it's a long drive and I was envisioning all kinds of howling and crying the entire drive, but I forget...these are traveling cats. Gracie voiced her opinion on the matter once or twice, but for the most part it was a quiet drive.
At the vet's office Gracie was the first to jump out of the carrier and greet Dr Havlik with kisses to her nose. She's a social one, that Gracie. George did his best impersonation of the invisible cat and stayed in the back of the carrier.
Both their check ups went fine and even though I thought Gracie was getting a bit pudgy, she weighed in at 9.5 pounds and was pronounced as slender by the vet. George weighed in at a titch over 9 pounds, which amazed the vet as he looks like a massive cat due to his long lanky frame and fluffy hair.
They both weathered their rabies and distemper shots without a whimper. The only bad news (other than the bill) was that George's teeth are awful. So, he went back this morning to be anesthetized for dental work. He'll have a full cleaning and will no doubt need some extractions. Based on the estimate for the dental work, this will be painful for us as well as him.
He generally eats more of the canned food, while Gracie likes all things crunchy. It could be that his teeth have been hurting and he's been avoiding the crunchy food as a result. This is probably why my attempts at brushing his teeth have not gone so well, even with the chicken flavored toothpaste. I mean, come on...how can anyone not love that?
Long Live the Queen of Wellness