CATS ON TUESDAY
Last week was a terrible week ! After having read all comments I have got for "Cats on Tuesday", I finally decided not to wait a second more and take the still not eating Arthur to the Vet.
He was hiding the whole day in Mr. G's desk and even his favorite food he didn't eat. He also was rather apathetic and looked sleepy.
In the evening we put him in his carrier and I drove him to our vet lady. During the whole trip Arthur sang operas in all tones ! My head was exploding when I arrived and went with him into the waiting room. There 2 dogs started pulling at their leashes, but Arthur hissed once then took his King Arthur position to make clear who was the boss around here, which made the two dogs lay down at the feet of their owners.
Arthur in his cage was waiting his turn. As soon as we were in the consulting room Arthur changed into another cat. He growled and hissed, I had never seen him like that before ! His ears flat on his head, the mouth open ready to bite and all claws out ! I tried to calm him down and with special gloves pull him out of the cage, but he attacked me and scratched and bit he would have torn off my hands ! I thought I would deal with a wild tiger ! No way to get him out. Finally the vet had to give him a shot through the grids of the cage to put him asleep, there was no other way to examine him.
I was shocked, really, I never ever had believed that my sweet, cuddly Arthur could be such a dangerous cat ! He never had behaved like this before at the vet, it was just the opposite, he was very social and friendly. Probably he remembered the time when his tail was bitten and he almost lost it and he had to stay there for 2 days.
Anyway, we had to wait until he fell asleep.
It took quiet some time, we managed to get him out of his carrier, but he wanted to jump off the table. Finally he was still. She took blood and examined his teeth and everything else, but couldn't find anything special.
I took him home still asleep and waited that he woke up again. Now we had to wait for the next evening when the vet would call me to give me the results of the blood test.
It was horrible for me. Each time I saw him laying there I thought the worst. At 6 pm I got the so expected phone call. Nothing special every test result was in the normal limit. So she asked me to come back the next day and she would give him a shot against infections. That's what I did. This time he growled and hissed already in the waiting room ! No way to get him out of the cage. She had to give him the shot through the grids again.
But then on the way back, I let him out of the cage and he settled down in the back of the car.
He performed a show for all other drivers and was happy to sit there and be driven around. My normal Arthur was back !
at home he went off the car, rather reluctantly I think he wanted to continue his sight seeing tour.
and the next day the miracle happened. He woke me up for breakfast ! that hadn't happened for a long time. And then he ate like a horse ! a whole can of chicken and chicken liver, after that minced meat with an egg. At noon he was again hungry and in the evening too !
During the night he even tried to get into the bin because I found the empty can and other rubbish in the middle of the kitchen !
and here he is waiting that Mr. G. starts to eat so he could steel in his plate !!
I am so relieved ! Now I will fatten him up until he is back to his normal weight again. He probably had a stomac infection. Who knows. Unfortunately he can't speak !