9-16-09 – True Blood 6.

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Off goes my sweet boy Terry, to get his fancy new eyelips.

I hate having to take him to the vet and leave him there. He’s my sweet little snuggler, and I hate the thought of him being scared and alone.

(And I know they’ll take really good care of him. They always do!)

I will be so glad when the operations are over and the eyelips are healed.

(I might miss his squint a little bit, though, once it’s gone. I love it when he peers up at me like a little old man.)

In my comments yesterday, Helene asked for a close-up of Sam’s face.

This is the eye where part of the graft fell off. It looks really good, compared to how it looked before surgery. It just looks a little hairless! (See it larger, here.)

I wasn’t able to get a straight-on shot of him, but you can see his still-healing eye on the right side of the picture (his left eye). (See the picture larger, here.)

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Also in my comments yesterday, CatFancy said it would be nice to see pictures of the house cats (we call ’em “permanent residents”). Your wish is my command! (For the record, there are a lot of pictures of the permanent residents uploaded over at my Flickr account, but you kind of have to dig through the foster pictures to find them, and I’m not so great at organizing those pictures into sets, either. That’s one of the many things on my mental “to do” list!)

Kara found herself on the outside window ledge (she jumped from the ground to the air conditioning unit and from there to the window ledge; Tommy does it all the time), and didn’t seem to know what to make of the experience.

Note: Our cats are allowed limited access to the outside. We have an electric fence around the perimeter of the back yard (as well as a regular fence), and the cats who tend toward climbing the fence (Kara, Tommy, Sugarbutt) wear collars that will beep if they get within a few feet of the fence – you can see the collar on Kara in that picture above. If they keep going, they’ll get a quick zap from the collar that doesn’t hurt them, just startles them. All three of them know exactly what it means when their collars beep, and they’ll back right off from the fence when they hear the beep.


2008: No entry.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: “See? My foot IS as big as my head!”



9-16-09 – True Blood 6. — 8 Comments

  1. Best wishes to Terry on round two of repairs. And thanks for the kitten pile photo – it’s adorable!!

    Finally, I’m not a vet, but I think Sam’s lid looks fine – hair or no hair. It’s not red nor grey, but a healthy pink. Can he close that eye all the way?

  2. Doodle Bean: Yep, he can close it all the way with no problem (though I’m sure he’s tired of me poking my finger at his eye to make sure he can! I believe in being sure when it comes to that sort of thing. 🙂 )

  3. Is Terry the last one to go under the knife?

    Bill looks good! You need to take a close-up pic every week and once he’s healed, you’ll be able to make an animated gif out of all of them!! 😀

    As for your photos, why not put the pictures of the next litter in a new set with their name as the title? Once that’s done, you’ll just have to go through the older pictures on your own time, putting them in their own seperate set.

  4. Hélène: Nope, Sookie’s the last one – she’s going tomorrow. I’m hoping that next week will bring zero trips to the vet – fingers crossed!

  5. Oh little Terry get his eylips which is good, but I totally understand your concern about him being scared and alone. Barney went for his neutering and will be gone til Friday and he was yelling his head off in the carrier – I knew how upset and scared he was (he was abandoned at the vets office so I worry he thinks it is happening again) and I literally started crying because I was so upset for him. But I know they love him very much there and will take good care of him – but it doesn’t make me feel any better about him being there and not understanding that he will get to come home soon.

  6. Ummmm…. Robyn? Ummmmm… Ya gotta stop poking the kittehs in their eyes!!!!!

    They just had surgery for jeebussake!!!!!