Jessel went to the doctor today, possibly for the first time in his life. It won’t be the last time but, if his health remains as it is, he should not have to see the inside of a veterinary hospital often.
The doctor proclaimed my new foster-cat in good health. His heart and lungs sound very good; his mouth and teeth may be described likewise (perhaps surprisingly), though these will receive more attention when he is under anaesthetic for neutering next week; he has ear-mites but, like any possibility of worms, this is already under treatment. He received vaccinations and, of importance not just to his longevity but to his adoptability, he tested negative for FIV.
He behaved very well in the examination room, though he cried somewhat during the journey there. Certainly, I’ve had cats who were more fractious with whom to contend during such visits. I could hear him in giving a few choice exclamations in the back when they took him to sample his blood, though this was hardly extraordinary.
The veterinary confirmed my and a rescue-group colleague’s estimation of Jessel’s age to be about two years.
Young Blue Eyes was almost easy to put into the cat-carrier (he was pushed in bum-first) and when he returned, he spent about ten minutes purring and butting me with his head. Not understanding doctor’s appointments, he may have thought that he was on his way to a new place permanently. Though he has been in the Cosy Apartment for only a week, he seems to find it a pleasant abode. About this I am, as you may guess, happy. He also appears to trust me; I am not displeased to think, however, that affectionate treatment from other humans will result in a similar reaction. That is, after all, essential for a successful adoption.
Jessel will go back to the doctor for his surgery next Tuesday. That will be a most anxious time for him but, like today’s conclusion, he will come back here afterward to recover. Then will begin his interesting adventure: integration with my beasts, and a further stage on the road to adoption. I will leave you with his first official photograph; as my friend in the rescue-group who took it rightly wrote, it is not bad, considering he was unhappy at the time – and physically restrained - about to receive an ear-cleaning from a stranger. I think you will agree that the little fellow probably can’t take a bad picture.
Whey~Hey! Great news..ReplyDelete
Lovely to read first thing..
As it is over here..Bless him..! :).
Certainly loves his chin rubbed..! :).
Great news! I'm so glad he's healthy and oh, such a good boy too! He's a handsome fellow indeed, and I hope he does find his forever home quickly--whether with you or with someone else. ♥ReplyDelete
P.S. Of course the reference to "Blue Eyes" puts me in mind of Frank Sinatra ("Ol' Blue Eyes").
NO he can't take a bad picture. He is the most handsome boy! But I so want him to be with you. Selfish of me but I just do. He is just perfect!ReplyDelete
With Jessel in such good health, he may eventually meet the rest of yourReplyDelete
troop? Wonderful he is so healthy. I take it no chip was found in him to see if he had previous owners. You certainly are spending your vacation time well.
Yes, he will meet the other beasts, if only to determine how he behaves with other cats. We'll need to know that to help decide what sort of home he would be best adopted into. I think he will do all right with others. And no, no micro-chip was found in him; that doesn't surprise me since he wasn't neutered, either.Delete
Young Blue Eyes is a handsome mancat!ReplyDelete
Once neutered, and fixed up nice and neat, he'll be taking the next step in finding his furever home.
Also hope he's using the litter box now?
I didn't let him out of the bathroom until I knew he was using the litter-box. He is quite conscientious, as it turns out. He is enjoying the library right now, and will be confined there until a couple of weeks after his neutering.Delete
dood !! we iz buzzed happpee ta lurn yur trip two de vet waz a good one; N when ya go next week, we will send best fishez two ewe...ben ther done that buddy.....ewe will live longer for it ☺☺♥♥ReplyDelete
I'm glad to hear the so far, so good health news and yes, that handsome guy sure is picture purrfect!ReplyDelete
I'm so glad Jessel was found to be in good health. Once he gets neutered and is finished with his treatment for ear mites, I'm sure he'll have no problem meeting your other cats. I still find it hard to believe that such a beautiful, sweet cat was found roaming the neighborhood without any identification. I hope he will soon find a "fur-ever" home where he will be loved and cared for. With all he's been through, he deserves it!ReplyDelete
I'm happy to hear the vet visit went so well!ReplyDelete
I sure wish we knew how such a charmer became homeless.
That he had a good check up is wonderful news. He is really a handsome fellow and that easy going friendly disposition will go far to his finding his forever homeReplyDelete
Jessel is such a handsome boy! I'm glad his original vet visit went well, and fingers crossed for the neutering.ReplyDelete
I am glad he was given a clean bill of health. He is a handsome boy.ReplyDelete
Hmmm. My first comment must be lost in cyberspace! I shall try again.ReplyDelete
Happy everything is going well for Jessel! His close up photos are stunning and so are his coat colors. Such a good boy at the vet's. I hope you adopt him John! If I lived closer, I would snatch him up. My tabby boys would probably revolt. He is not only handsome but has such a good attitude!
He is one lucky cat... Purrs to him.ReplyDelete
Thank you for your kind words about Allie. We miss her so much.ReplyDelete
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