Thursday, April 16, 2009

My favorite stuffed animal is Kitty Costs-A-Lot

Tyson, our "nice" cat, has been a regular at the Gray/New Gloucester Vet recently, spending a night last week, and making a return trip again this morning. He has also made friends with the fine vets at the Lewiston Emergency Animal Hospital. He has some sort of penile blockage, making it nearly impossible for him to urine, which in turn caused a urinary tract infection. He has been downright miserable, and isn't exactly loving life right now. He has a catheter in, is hooked up to an IV, oh, and how could I forget, the little cone on his head, which he is REALLY hating! Not sure why, but the 7 year old in me thinks the cone is hilarious, especially when he does his best Mike Tyson impersonation trying to knock it off his head. We know have to change his food for life, hide the other cat and dog food dishes, and keep a close eye on him for a while. The best part of it all is the cost! None of this is very cheap, and depending on how things go, it may cost much more. If things don't turn out the way they should, he may turn into a she, which I have to assume isn't cheap! It will validate all my jokes about him, as he is such a little wussy cat, but I hope we don't have to go down that road, but for his sake, as well as our checking accounts!