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RE: Slugger

Sugar's vet - Dr. Lisa does that too. She always got a couple extra cats
roaming around the office that were dumped off there or she has found.
She fixes 'em, gets their shots up to date and places them. Good lady.
She great w/ her highness as naughty as she is at the vet. She's a
gardener too, office closes at noon on Thursdays for that reason. Don't
you love it??

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Thu, 26 Feb 2004 08:22:48 -0500 (EST)

>Kitty: You listen to the rest of us talk at length about our children so
>we're always happy to hear about your babies, too! Glad to hear you've
>got such a good guy for a vet. Our small town vet and his assistant have
>taken it upon themselves to capture and neuter as many of our large
>colony of feral cats as they can...a community service project of sorts.
>They try very hard to place them afterwards and if no luck, off to the
>local no kill shelter they go. As a farm community we unfortunately have
>lots of strays who reproduce more like bunnies than cats. :-)
>Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
>"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
>--Albert Einstein
> --- On Tue 02/24, Kitty < kmrsy@comcast.net > wrote:
>From: Kitty [mailto: kmrsy@comcast.net]
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 19:22:45 -0500
>Subject: [CHAT] Slugger
>I've mentioned Slugger a few times - he's the tough tomcat that rules
>the<br>neighborhood who decided to spend the winter with us. He often
>sleeps in my<br>chair in the family room most of the day and heads out
>at night to see who<br>he can beat up. He's become very friendly and
>will curl up in my lap....to<br>the consternation of Mick who absolutely
>hates his guts.<br><br>I had told my vet that I don't want another cat
>but that I'd like to neuter<br>him if I could get him to let me pick him
>up. He said to bring him in<br>anytime. Same day service. However, after
>joining the ranks of the UnE, I<br>called to see if anything else would
>be required. The total came to $170,<br>so I've let it slide. He won't
>let me pick him up anyway.<br><br>Well, Slugger suddenly became very
>ill; limp as a ragdoll. So I slid him<br>into the carrier with nary a
>struggle and hauled him off to see Uncle Hugh.<br>Apparently he had some
>celulitis happening in his leg and a scratch in a<br>delicate area. Dr.
>said he wasn't all that ill and could be neutered and<br>started in
>about the Feluk and FIV tests. He doesn't want to neuter a cat<br>just
>to then let it run around spreading disease. I explained why
>I<br>couldn't manage that and he just said, "Oh, we'll just do it for
>free then!"<br>I protested, but he insisted. He also lowered the rate on
>the castration a<br>bit from what I was quoted AND didn't charge me for
>antibiotic injection.<br>So Slugger got neutered, treatment for wounds,
>and vaccinations for<br>Rabies/Dist/Calci/Rhino-TR, tested for Feluk and
>FIV ( both negative! ) for<br>all of $83.<br><br>I hate to ask for
>reduced rates, but I just can't spend $200 on another cat.<br>However,
>between the doctor and myself I feel we're both doing our share for<br>a
>stray that needs help and for the community to prevent the spread
>of<br>disease and also to tame the neighborhood bully - eventually
>MUCH<br>appreciated by the other cats.<br><br>So that's the update on
>Slugger, if anyone was interested.<br><br>Kitty<br><br>--------
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