Monday, April 2, 2012

Complete

For those awaiting the end of the story, Lulu is spayed. Tuesday, Dr. H and vet tech L came to my apartment with a pole where a sedative shot is attached. This pole aids vets in delivering care to feral or other cats who are difficult to handle. We really should have had a video camera rolling...

They were able to corner Lulu in a closet where she was wedged between the wall and a storage box. Bessie was too smart for all of us, so we were not able to sedate her; this was disappointing but not important. Lulu needed to be spayed, and while at the animal hospital her initial vaccinations were completed. She also received a mani/pedi, ear cleaning, teeth check, and a microchip just to top off my bill...oy...

Of course she had to run into what I call "Monica's closet". This is a reference from Friends episode titled: The One with the Secret Closet, where Chandler discovers that neat-freak Monica actually has a space that is a complete disaster. Pretty much what this closet looks like....I have tried to organize it but to no avail. Whenever I move from apartment dwelling, I intend to hire a designer to assist me in maximizing storage areas.

Upon her return, she went immediately under the bed, refusing to have anything to do with the cat playpen I purchased. Instead, Coco, Valentina and Manhattan occupy it as if they are inside a special kitty tent. Lulu and Bessie were so happy to be reunited that Lulu purred like a little champion every time I looked at her...she even allowed me to scratch her head, face and chin. A good sign that she is not mad at me.

I can only characterize the house call from Dr. H and vet tech L as something out of Dog, The Bounty Hunter. Without Leeland and walkie-talkies....

Now, let's see what happens with behaviors once the hormones level out; this should take a few weeks. In the meantime, I've started with some holistic remedies to help. I hope they do something more than waste my money and time...

This is Lulu's first solo picture, taken in August. I just love that little face.

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