*sniff*sniff*

Amidst our very full list of things to finish before leaving, we made two trips to the vet today. This morning Ken picked up a trap in the hope of capturing the un-neutered male kitty who's made his home in our yard. Nothing like putting it off until the last minute! Then this afternoon we noticed (ick) a wound on our Tabby's hindquarters, so back to the vet again. I admire doctors who can do what's necessary to unflinchingly clean open sores. He prescribed antibiotics and a topical ointment which will need administering for another week. When we got home we wrote our cat sitter a larger check...
oh, i'm sorry! i know it must be hard to leave your sweet kitty like that. but i'm sure aforementioned cat sitter will take good care!! so, it sounds like you've made a permanent addition of the male! the more the merrier, right!? (:
hope you are ticking all those 'to-do's off your list so that you can breathe a sigh of relief and be on your merry way! and i love how you captured that forlorn little nose peeking out of the box. *sniff, sniff* indeed.
posted October 12th, 2010  
Poor little Tabby... such a sweet little nose.
posted October 12th, 2010  
Cute photo of the cat in the box! Not so cute is the extra care needed to take care of it. Thank heavens you have a sittler who will help out while you are gone. I hope you can also capture the un-neutered male... don't need any more strays to show up while you are gone on vacation.
posted October 12th, 2010  
Aw, poor thing! I certainly admire the vets and vet techs that take care of our pets!
posted October 12th, 2010  
Hope he's ok. This is a nice shot though with his little nose trying to poke through!
posted October 12th, 2010  
Great picture through the air hole ... the joys of being away.... and the extra little expenses that get added to the cheque book! Travel agents don't quote for this sort of thing in the price of a holiday!
posted October 12th, 2010  
I read that as whisky city and got excited...... :o) hehe
posted October 12th, 2010  
this is too cute :D love love love kitty noses!
posted October 12th, 2010  
Awww, poor Tabby (but what an adorable photo)! I, too, admire vets for being able to do what they do. And you mentioning your sitter reminded me I need to call mine for this weekend!
posted October 12th, 2010  
Ira
Lovely shot, Louise. :)
Hope all kitties are okay now?
posted October 12th, 2010  
There is always something coming up the last minute. poor little kitty...hope she'll be better soon...and that she will be in good hands when you guys are gone on your trip. of course you are making sure of that I know
posted October 12th, 2010  
Hope they're both better.
posted October 12th, 2010  
The fun never ends in Petland!
posted October 12th, 2010  
Very cute shot - I hope Tabby will be okay! Do you think you'll still be in Chicago the weekend of the 23rd/24th?
posted October 12th, 2010  
What a cute picture of Tabby's nose. Hope he gets better while you are away on your trip.
posted October 12th, 2010  
Such a cute little nose! Our pets are worth it aren't they!
posted October 12th, 2010  
hehe very cute- kitties have the cutest nose :)
posted October 12th, 2010  
Cute little nose perfect match with the writing and the colour of the box.
posted October 12th, 2010  
Well, so glad to hear that Tabby will be on the mend, and I think it's great how you are always so willing to take such good care of the animals. Kitty will be in good hands the way it sounds. And it sounds like your time is running short and then its off again. Hope you have a great day.
posted October 12th, 2010  
Poor kitty!
posted October 12th, 2010  
Lol ... Louise at first 'quick glance' I thought that box said Whisky city & i thought 'hello' what has Louise & Ken been up to today ... then I saw the little nose peeping out & read the box again.. Whisky city sounds good (sure Ken will 'perhaps' agree ) but whisker city sounds a safer place to visit .. Lovely shot ..
posted October 12th, 2010  
The things we do for love! I hope Tabby gets better soon! Tao comes home with scratches every day - him and the heighbouring male kitty have a love-and-hate relationship ;-) Nothing serious so far, he seems to heal pretty quick on his own, but still, I worry about him. Travel arrangements are never fun, but the trips that follow most certainly will be ;-) You must be getting so excited about your grand baby!! Pets are precious, but little tiny babies are even more so... at least while they are sleeping ;-)
posted October 12th, 2010  
required additional love too. great nose!
posted October 12th, 2010  
Fur-kids - keep you busy like the little ones did yesterday or years ago...it's always some scrape or cut or something. And then we worry....we always worry - whether it's our kids or our fur-kids! Sweet shot of the 'nose'!
posted October 12th, 2010  
Oh, what a cute shot!
posted October 12th, 2010  
Oh, no. Just when you think you've got it all covered. So sorry to hear about the kitty emergency and hopefully all will be well soon. What an adorable kitty nose shot, btw.

I know that you're probably frantic right now trying to tie up loose ends. I'm looking forward to seeing you soon and am glad that you'll be able to be here in time for the fall colors since the 15th is always the peak around here.
posted October 12th, 2010  
Are you going on holiday? Have a great time.
posted October 12th, 2010  
Poor puss . she must have put up a fight, hope she is ok. The last thing you want just as you are busy preparing to go !
posted October 12th, 2010  
awww, sniff sniff here! hope everything is ok! i will be patiently waiting for you...:))
posted October 12th, 2010  
Awww!
posted October 12th, 2010  
Vets are very brave, I certainly never could do it!

Re: I think that yes, there are some young people who're just arrogant, uneducated and don't want to understand mental health. But I think there are others who want to understand and just...can't. I'm not sure that I'd be able to understand very much at all had I never been through it. I guess if it doesn't enter a young person's world, it just won't come on their radar! I personally believe that schools should try and promote awareness, but then again, they're so busy as it is!
posted October 12th, 2010  
poor guys!! i do like this picture, but i feel bad for him. hope he's recovering already...
posted October 12th, 2010  
get well soon - as they say above we will do anything for them
posted October 12th, 2010  
See above.All other comments
posted October 12th, 2010  
Too cute.....hope the wound heals quickly!
posted October 12th, 2010  
Well, I think you're just awesome for taking on the responsibility of this guy, Louise! I wish more people would (: Kitty Kudos to you!
posted October 13th, 2010  
@clarissajohal Still rolling his eyes, we just released "our" new kitty into the yard and he rewarded us by taking off over the wall! I said to Ken, "Well, there goes our $160!" LOL...I'm quite sure he'll return later when he's revived and hungry, but I wonder if he'll ever be socialized. Still, you know I totally agree with you animals should be neutered, and he's harmless in the neighborhood now!
posted October 13th, 2010  
lol! cute shot!!
posted October 13th, 2010  
You sure are true cat lovers! And yes, awesome of you for taking care of strays. it's like leaving your kids behind, and you always worry.
posted October 13th, 2010  
You guys are so great for taking care of the wandering animals. It takes wonderful people with big hearts to do that :).
posted October 13th, 2010  
Just be sure to double-check your luggage to make sure you don't have a kitty stowaway. :)
posted October 13th, 2010  
@bradsworld To take kitties with me to Chicago would be like carrying "coals to Newcastle"...each of my girls has 3 apiece. I can always be recognized in public by the cat fur on my clothes!
posted October 13th, 2010  
What a perfect cat photo! Sometimes less is more!
posted October 13th, 2010  
I do hope his wound heals quickly. We don't have any pets which is always a relief when we go away.
posted October 13th, 2010  
@winosandfoodies I've come to accept that I'll never be without pets. Everyone of mine has found his way to my yard and hasn't left...as has been the case in nearly every instance through the years! And now I've got another new foundling... I've even had two cockateils and my current pet canary (of 10 years) end up in my yard where I've caught them. I can't explain it...
posted October 13th, 2010  
Awwww...poor Tabby. Hope he heals quickly. Having all these little creatures, we live at the vet's. When we go to the counter to pay the bill...they always say, "See ya next Saturday" I've got to admit, it was a little funny the first few times but now it's getting a little old...LOL. All jokes aside, we love the vets that we visit every week or so : )
posted October 13th, 2010  
@skt I think about "all the little doggies" you have...and then I realize I'm now caring for 5 cats...and a canary! (How "Little Old Lady" of me!) We had two stopovers at the vet *again* today, too...pets aren't a cheap hobby!
posted October 13th, 2010  
Aww poor kitty hope he heals soon. Love his little nose peeking through, adorable!
posted October 13th, 2010  
oh no! hope his boo-boo heals soon! whose nose is this? your baby's or the wild boy's?? it's adorable either way! great shot!
posted October 13th, 2010  
Cute pic with the little nose showing, no fun for the kitty!
posted October 13th, 2010  
@andiejaye That's my Tabby http://365project.org/Weezilou/365/2010-09-25 "New Kitty" is coming around shortly...
posted October 13th, 2010  
@Weezilou (: I guess your vet doesn't have a stray neuter program there? (free neuters)
posted October 13th, 2010  
great little nose sticking out! The very word VET makes me start seeing dollars signs I can't imagine having to bring two.
posted October 13th, 2010  
Oh poor little thing, I hope he's A-OK.
Love the nose sticking out. Great shot Louise!
posted October 13th, 2010  
OH....I hope he heals okay. This picture actually made me smile....with his cute nose! :) hehe!
posted October 15th, 2010  
I *love* that nose peeking out of the air hole!
posted October 15th, 2010  
I love the nose peekindg out of the hole! Great shot
posted October 15th, 2010  
Aww so cute. Love the little nose sticking out.
posted October 15th, 2010  
omg this is fab, another laugh out loud, well spotted and captured
posted February 4th, 2011  
@katswhiskers Made me laugh, too, when I saw it! Thought most pet owners would relate to this!
posted February 5th, 2011  
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