And how does Slugger feel now that it is all done and over with? He is
speaking to you yet?
Glad to hear that the vet gave you a break on the price....
> I've mentioned Slugger a few times - he's the tough tomcat that rules
> neighborhood who decided to spend the winter with us. He often sleeps
> chair in the family room most of the day and heads out at night to see
> he can beat up. He's become very friendly and will curl up in my
> the consternation of Mick who absolutely hates his guts.
> I had told my vet that I don't want another cat but that I'd like to
> him if I could get him to let me pick him up. He said to bring him in
> anytime. Same day service. However, after joining the ranks of the
> called to see if anything else would be required. The total came to
> so I've let it slide. He won't let me pick him up anyway.
> Well, Slugger suddenly became very ill; limp as a ragdoll. So I slid
> into the carrier with nary a struggle and hauled him off to see Uncle
> Apparently he had some celulitis happening in his leg and a scratch in
> delicate area. Dr. said he wasn't all that ill and could be neutered
> started in about the Feluk and FIV tests. He doesn't want to neuter a
> just to then let it run around spreading disease. I explained why I
> couldn't manage that and he just said, "Oh, we'll just do it for free
> I protested, but he insisted. He also lowered the rate on the
> bit from what I was quoted AND didn't charge me for antibiotic
> So Slugger got neutered, treatment for wounds, and vaccinations for
> Rabies/Dist/Calci/Rhino-TR, tested for Feluk and FIV ( both negative!
> all of $83.
> I hate to ask for reduced rates, but I just can't spend $200 on
> However, between the doctor and myself I feel we're both doing our
> a stray that needs help and for the community to prevent the spread of
> disease and also to tame the neighborhood bully - eventually MUCH
> appreciated by the other cats.
> So that's the update on Slugger, if anyone was interested.
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