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Re: Slugger

It's a very fine thing you have done lady.  Proud of you indeed!!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Wed, 25 Feb 2004 15:24:35 -0500

>I just can't stand to see a sick cat and not DO something.
>Well, he stayed in my bed all night - which Reallllllly  pissed off Jack and
>scared the bejeses out of Shimmy when he hopped in.  Slugger has no concept
>of sharing.  He lays smack in the middle of the bed, so I had to sort of
>sleep around him.  He's been up a few times today, but he's in bed again
>snoozing away.  He is walking better.
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Lynda Young" <lyoung@grindertaber.com>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 8:37 AM
>Subject: RE: [CHAT] Slugger
>> Kitty, you and your vet can share my HERO OF THE DAY award.  What a good
>> thing you did!
>> Lynda
>> Zone 7, West TN
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
>> Behalf Of Kitty
>> Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 6:23 PM
>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Subject: [CHAT] Slugger
>> 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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