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Just a quick note, mainly for myself.

Abby (formerly Emma) had tape worms. I'll spare you the details. *g* I had been partially picking her up for a week, so I was able to get her into a kitty cage tonight to take her to the vets. Thought we should take Buddy in too, for his first visit and get him his shots. He went into his cage easily.

The vet tech and the vet, Dr. V, were very patient and gentle with them. Abby was very scared but was handle-able, and even accepted consoling while I held her ready for her de-worming med (a topical liquid, like flea meds.) She weighs 9 pounds, 6 ounces, up from 7 pounds, 4 ounces four months ago. A two pound gain, even with worms! She is thriving.

Buddy was wary and a little scared. No claws or bad behavior from either of them. He went into the back room and was tested for FIV and Leukemia. Great news--he was negative for both! Next, he got his 5 in 1, Rabies vaccine and Leukemia vaccine, and the de-worming meds. I just need to watch him tonight for signs of a reaction (vomiting, fever, hives.) He is a sleek 12 pounds, 6 ounces.

It was no trouble at all to get them to go back in the cages. Once home, Buddy beelined to the litter box and Abby fled to under the bed, where she has remained for hours. Buddy is a little restless, wanting to go out but is checking with us on occasion so hopefully trust hasn't been too badly damaged. Abby...hopefully tomorrow she will be feeling better and will come out to us again. :::sigh:::

It had to be done, I'm just sorry it was so traumatic for her.

Brindle is being a very bad boy. He's decided to be in Mom's bedroom and is probably terrorizing Abby if she sticks her nose out. Buddy has been in and out of there--Brindle the Bully doesn't pick on anyone that can fight back. Mom tried to get Brindle out of there but he told her in no uncertain terms she'd be losing an arm if she tried to pick him up.

And so it goes....
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