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Re: Slugger


He's ok, but right after we got home he ate a bowl of canned food and has
been sleeping in my BED instead of in my chair!
And Chris,
Still biding my time on the job scene.  It'll happen.
Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 9:45 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Slugger


> 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....
>
> Donna
>
> > I've mentioned Slugger a few times - he's the tough tomcat that rules
> the
> > neighborhood who decided to spend the winter with us.  He often sleeps
> in
> > my
> > chair in the family room most of the day and heads out at night to see
> who
> > he can beat up.  He's become very friendly and will curl up in my
> > lap....to
> > 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
> > neuter
> > 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
> UnE,
> > I
> > called to see if anything else would be required.  The total came to
> $170,
> > 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
> him
> > into the carrier with nary a struggle and hauled him off to see Uncle
> > Hugh.
> > Apparently he had some celulitis happening in his leg and a scratch in
> a
> > delicate area.  Dr. said he wasn't all that ill and could be neutered
> and
> > started in about the Feluk and FIV tests.  He doesn't want to neuter a
> cat
> > 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
> > then!"
> > I protested, but he insisted.   He also lowered the rate on the
> castration
> > a
> > bit from what I was quoted AND didn't charge me for antibiotic
> injection.
> > So Slugger got neutered, treatment for wounds, and vaccinations for
> > Rabies/Dist/Calci/Rhino-TR, tested for Feluk and FIV ( both negative!
> )
> > for
> > all of $83.
> >
> > I hate to ask for reduced rates, but I just can't spend $200 on
> another
> > cat.
> > However, between the doctor and myself I feel we're both doing our
> share
> > for
> > 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.
> >
> > Kitty
>
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