Monday, December 11, 2006

Now it's Deuce's turn...

After work today, Josh and I took Deuce to the clinic to check him in for his dental cleaning (and possible extraction) tomorrow morning. We've been putting it off for a little while, and then when Deuce got sick we had to postpone it again. This time he went in. *sigh*

We got to the clinic and Deuce was calm and quiet, even though the waiting area was full of barking dogs...poor kitty.

One of the receptionists said that we should go into one of the exam rooms and have him weighed. Umm, he was just there, his weight shouldn't fluctuate *that* much that you need to weigh him again. We decided that if they really needed to weigh him, they should do it downstairs, since he has a tendency to go psycho. The receptionist thought we were being difficult and said that "when the tech comes to give you instructions, please tell him that you refused to weigh your cat"...we, however, thought she was a royal b*tch. :P

The tech came up to talk to us, and in his thick Eastern European accent he explained the procedure and the costs associated with everything. His accent was so thick that we had to have him repeat things a couple of times. As we were saying our goodbyes to Deuce, his old temperament showed up and he started growling, hissing and spitting in his cage. Poor thing, he's probably thinking "why am I back here again? I'm not sick? what are you doing to me?!"

To say that we felt guilty about leaving him there is an understatement, but he needs to have this done. I'm just going to feel really bad if he has to have an extraction.

I guess this means two of us on a soft food diet...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

One word - AHHHHH!!!!

Love your heading at the top of your page. The two booties with LID is just too cute!

Deb

Anonymous said...

Poor little Deuce! As hard as it is to see him back there, you are doing the best thing for him by taking care of his teeth.
Is there any way that you could get him into a cat hospital? When we found ours, we knew we could never go back to a regular animal hospital as the cat only option is just so much easier on our babies. Ours is in Whitby and is called The King Street Cat Hospital- top notch.
Thinking about all of you...

Connie said...

Poor Deuce! He's gonna pee on your pillow for this.

That picture is a crack up!

Dolores and Shawn said...

Poor little guy. Hopefully he won't be too upset and be home in now time. I love that picture, I cracked up when I saw it.

Anonymous said...

GREAT pic... I wouldn't want to be the unsuspecting owner of that toothbrush though...lol. Poor Deucey... a few of my cats would have died of fear already if they had to go to the vet as often as poor Deuce! Let us know how it goes....

Doris & Dan Clark said...

Poor kitty! I hope it all went well and no teeth needed to be removed.

Keep smilin!

Mark & Michelle said...

Poor Deuce is having a bad run of things - hopefully this will be the LAST trip to the vet for a LONG time!!