Got ya with that subject line, didn’t I? Nobody likes to get a bad diagnosis from a doctor or in our case a vet. But I got one this week. Here’s how it went.
Dr. Anita Holt is both my friend and my vet. She’s the one who came to my house and gave me acupuncture. She brought treats and I didn’t mind one minute when she stuck those needles into me.
Miss Shelley is a witness to the good relationship I have with Dr. Holt. She came over and saw first-hand how well-mannered I was during my treatments.
OK, so this week I traveled over to Dr. Holt’s office for my annual check-up. I took a seat and waited for the doctor. Mighty Lou demands service and doesn’t like being kept waiting though.
At one point I thought I would leave the table and go look for the doctor myself.
On second thought it looked a little too far down for me to jump.
On the other paw, maybe I could make out better staying up here.
I eyed some treats over there and I just may be able to make that jump.
Just then though Dr. Holt came in and we had a nice little visit. She said I looked great (of course I knew that) and she would send her assistant in to take a little blood. Mighty Lou is not squeamish about blood. After all the medical issues I’ve had in the past taking a little blood is nothing.
I was wrong.
Dr. Holt didn’t send her “assistant” in. She sent three wrestlers dressed in assistant clothing in to strong arm Mighty Lou!! Their faces looked friendly but they were armed with leather gloves up to their elbows and needles!
One of them took me down in a choke hold before I knew it. I didn’t hear her come up from behind me and I was down before I could react!
They said Dr. Holt told them I didn’t like my back end touched and they needed to be prepared. Prepared!? Give a guy a chance!
I may have been nice to them. Though I am known to nip a little (ok, bite) but give me a chance.
That gloved one never broke her hold. She kept me down the whole time they drew the blood. Even as they discussed it with my mom she kept her leather fingers around my neck.
Whitey, does this look like the face of a bad actor? Don’t you think she could have let me go? This is insulting.
I had my Cape Power tag on but next time they’re getting the full cape and maybe they won’t mess with me.
Well, every single report came back as 100% purr-fect! Mighty Lou is healthy and there is no evidence left of any of the multiple medical issues I came to Cat Depot with. I go down in the medical archives as a success story for Cat Depot.
BUT……I have “bad” written on my chart at Dr. Holt’s office. And the assistants have those big leather gloves hanging next to my chart for my next visit.
I’ll be ready next time though. They haven’t seen the last of me.
But for now….
Mighty Lou has left the doctor’s office.
Until next week my good buddy,