Hector went to the veterinary hospital yesterday. This was to give him his booster vaccinations, micro-chip and de-worming (his first had not been complete), and for a general check-up. Everything went well, and the boy is in good condition.
His complaints were continual and loud in the journey over to the hospital, though, as may be seen from the photographs, his youngster’s curiosity could not be restrained. A couple of times, he resorted to climbing on my lap for re-assurance; the only time he’s sat on my lap since his first day. He cooperated with the staff, though he took exception, not to the various needles, but to having his claws cut.
The boy was estimated to be a little older than we thought - between one and two years - but his health is very good, other than a little tartar on his back teeth. I worried that the tip of his right fang, which is broken off, might have exposed a nerve, thus causing his ravenous attitude toward soft-food, and his lacklustre desire for hard (perhaps it was painful to crunch the hard-food, and he was hungry all the time) but the doctor didn’t think there was any problem, and that the merest tip of the tooth had been lost. Hec is hungry just because he is hungry.
I think Hec was glad to return to the Cosy Apartment, where he was awarded an extra ration of food for his troubles. He seemed unfazed by his ordeal. His night was ordinary - a mixture of frantic action and relaxed snoozing - and the last thing I saw of him this morning was his proud transport of a fuzzy mouse into the library, his prize dangling by its tail from his mouth.
Hec is such a charmer. Good to know all is well with his health.ReplyDelete
I am so happy to learn of his good health, his come to you for reassurance, and his great report from the Vet. Bringing in the mousie...MOST excellent. I would have been charmed completely. So would Katie. That is one of her favorite occupations.ReplyDelete
Big smile here. Smooches, Hector.
I thought of Katie when I saw Hector carrying the mouse.Delete
Tell Hector he was quite brave and mancatly at the vet. It's perfectly understandable he'd object to the nail trim; those are his "claws of doom." We're glad he's in good health...and that the mouse he was carrying around was of the toy variety. :-DReplyDelete
Yes, just a toy; he’s not up to Derry’s standards yet.Delete
I am glad the vet visit went well and he is healthy. It is sweet that he was carrying his mouse by it's tail.ReplyDelete
I'm so glad Hector got a good report from the vet. Since he brought you his mouse, I'm sure you're forgiven for taking him to visit the vet.ReplyDelete
Good news for sure - Hector is such a sweetie! I hope he either gets to stay at the Cozy apartment or finds his true forever home soon.ReplyDelete
All that poking, prodding, and other indignities!
That's great news. We are glad Hec's vet visit went well, and that he's healthy and happy!ReplyDelete
Now you can rest easy, Hector, since that vet stuff is all done...at least till the next time you need a vaccine...ReplyDelete
You were a good boy! Hooray! Nice to bring in a mouse!
Ah! Bless him..He's a little diamond..!xReplyDelete
Glad his checkup went so well. Hector is a handsome boy. I'll bet he was glad to be back home where all is calm.ReplyDelete
I'm so happy to hear the good health report for Hector! I, too, hope that he finds his forever family but if not, he has the cosy apt.ReplyDelete