Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Jinx has had a rough day........

Sorry no picture this post (busy, busy, busy)..........Pulled out the cat carrier and gave it a good wash down.......we never use it......Jinx just stays home......so today .....shot day was an OMG moment for Jinx. Jinx was born in April of 2005 ( I know this cause i just got a copy of his records , my memory is awful!) He came from my MIL house out in the country. We almost didn't get him because a week before we were to take him home he got bit by a snake on the side of his face........if you look close you can tell the pupil is messed up in that eye. We've never been sure how much he can see out of that eye.......he'll move his head at all kinds of weird angles when he's trying to look at something so i'm thinking at the very least he doesn't see too well out of it.
Well Jinx never made it into the house until he got fixed and declawed and his shots and he's been inside ever since.......oh theres been the occasional dash out the front door two feet before he has second thoughts and waits for me to come pick him up and just recently i bought him a halter and leash, so theres been a few forays around the yard lately........but other than that Jinx is safe and sound inside with me. We did not even keep him up on his shots so in his defense this little trip to the vet was something NEW!
I set the carrier on the floor and opened the door and after a few sniffs he climbed in and i tucked his tail in and shut the door.....okay ....good no problem......collected my keys, wallet and out the door.......we got to the end of the driveway before Jinx started talking loudly about his incarceration and rubbed his head incessantly on the finger i stuck in the door. But about 6-7 miles later we were there and Jinx ended his conversation when the truck stopped. There were two people and one poodle on a leash in the waiting room. Pretty calm waiting room in my opinion..........
However when the vet pulled Jinx out of the carrier it was apparent he had peed all over himself and the carrier........now did he do that on the way there or after the poodle came over to sniff noses? Either way i think he did it because he was scared.........so instead of going to pick hubby up from work i took Jinx home , plopped him in the bathtub where he was a very good kitty and gave him a quick bath. I think he wanted it off of him as much as i did. Now i'm gonna hit the carrier with the water hose and go pick up hubby. We are hauling furniture tonite and a few more boxes. Tonite is the last night in our home. Tomorrow we move the bed and every thing else. I told Jinx that this was the worst of it and tomorrow he gets to explore a new home! Hugs! deb

2 comments:

Lori said...

My old cat used to pee in the carrier every single time. She yowled, too. When we moved cross country, I had gotten some tranquilizing pills for her to help her make the long drive. It made her dopey and more calm.

Pixie meows in the carrier, but doesn't get panicky.

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Poor Jinx, transitions for kitties are soooooo hard. Good luck with the move! xox