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Waiting [Apr. 3rd, 2006|10:11 am]
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So Monster has a vet appointment in half an hour. I'm... nervious. Darxus couldn't get a hold of his previous vet records. Monster hasn't been to the vet since he lived in Philly (3+ years ago). There isn't anything wrong with Monster (except, you know, maybe a cat shouldn't weigh 20 lbs, but he doesn't seem fat to me...) I've brought Monster's carrier upstairs (after a cleaning) and he's currently hanging out in there. It is tempting to just shut him in there now, so I don't have to try and wrangle him in 15 minutes, but, well, then he'd be locked in there more than he needs to be. I don't actually expect issues of getting him in there, but then getting him down the two flights of stairs, and into the car... and then at the vet, I just don't know. Monster is not a violent cat, but I have no expectations that I'll come out of this without any scars.

Yes, I own a cat. For those of you who missed it, when Darxus and I broke up, it was decided that I should take Monster, Darxus's cat. Darxus had been getting aggrivated with Monster for being a cat, and I had been Monster's primary caretaker (making sure he had food, changing his litter box, etc) for a little while at that point. Monster was actually residing in my room, with instructions for him not to be allowed in the rest of the apartment, when Darxus and I split. This is how I ended up with a cat.

Some pictures of Monster on Darxus's website

I feel like I should make/get a Monster icon, but that seems somewhat inappropriate at the moment. Maybe in a few months.

[User Picture]From: sparkymonster
2006-04-03 02:28 pm (UTC)
Oh dear. I suggest cat treats liberally applied. Also, talking nonsense to Monster in a soothing tone of voice should help.
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[User Picture]From: darxus
2006-04-03 02:29 pm (UTC)
Tilt the cage up so the opening is pointing up, then put him in butt first. Holding him by the back of the neck will get him to cooperate the most, but I don't know if you'll be able to hold him like that.

If I were you I'd carry the cage down to the front door, then carry him down to the front door, then put him in the cage.

I don't expect you'll end up with scars.

Also, cats usually climb back in their cage all by themselves after being at the vet because they want to go home.

I think I'm okay with you making a monster userpic now.
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[User Picture]From: allthefishies
2006-04-03 02:55 pm (UTC)
Monster is not a violent cat, but I have no expectations that I'll come out of this without any scars

Bring along a bath towel to wrap him in, and it'll also give him something to nest with in the carrier.

Max isn't a violent cat by -any- means, but when he freaks, the claws come out by instinct. A towel is the best way to hang on to him to keep him safe, and keep the claws away from my arms, keeping me safe, too.

Good luck, sweetheart!
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[User Picture]From: supercheesegirl
2006-04-03 03:22 pm (UTC)
Good for you for taking him. Amy's towel idea is a very good one, I think, something I wish my mom and I had thought of years ago. He's a sweetheart of a cat, but he'll probably be a little shocked by the vet visit since it's been so long, so I think you're right to be concerned.
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