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Our Trip to the Vet

I am pleased to report we had a very successful trip to the vet this morning. While the girls were taking a bath this morning, I told them that we were going to pray that Jesus would help Kristen cooperate and get in her carrier and that He would help her to relax. There are probably not too many people that say a prayer like this with their children, but if you knew Kristen, you would understand. The Lord answered our prayer when I was able to shove Kristen in the carrier and did not have to resort to the pillow case. I have to take her to the laundry room (smallest room in our house) shut the door and then catch her and get her in the carrier. This has taken me up to an hour in the past. My friend Kim has helped me several times. My Dad has taken her the past two years. My Mom can get Kristen in the carrier a lot better than I can. I don't want to hurt her, my Mama doesn't care if she does. Kristen has NEVER liked my mother. I have been late to soooooo many of her appointments. I always have to call and explain that I can't capture her. Today took all of one minute!
She panted all the way to the vet clinic. When her mouth was not wide open, she was licking her lips. NERVES.

Look at the reading material in the waiting room.
Waiting on the Dr. She tried so hard to push her door open.

The girls were so excited to be there. When the Dr. came in the exam room, she asked us to step out in the lobby and she would come talk to me when she was done. Emily was really disappointed. She wants to be a vet when she grows up. The Dr explained that she did not want the girls seeing Kristen so upset. The tech told me they had to burrito her in the special blanket. I heard HORRIBLE sounds coming from the exam room. This Dr has treated Kristen for the past seven years. I know when she looked at her cat clients list this morning and saw Kristen on there, she either cussed or prayed. They ALL know Kristen and me very well. Back home.....freedom, glorious freedom!

Comments

Green Girl said…
Poor thing (both you and Kristen!).
Sterling loves going anywhere and everywhere...
and THANKFULLY she loves the vet...even after two knee replacements and some painful procedures...
Thankfully you all made it home safely!
This post seriously cracked me UP!! Poor Kristen and poor you! Thankfully she is home and all is well!
Meg said…
Oy!! I have a fear of cats like you have of birds!! I always have visions of wicked cats attacking while snarling and hissing. haha ridiculous but true!! I had anxiety for you just reading this! :) Glad she cooperated for you!
stylemefab said…
You are hilarious!! I am so glad that Kristen's visit to the vet went well.
This is the funniest thing I have read in a long time.
Faith said…
Oh mercy, I love your Kristen stories! So glad that everything went as smoothly as possible today!
Nancy said…
Thank goodness your girls aren't anything like Kristen when going to the Dr!!
Your post made my day! You are hilarious!!!
Tara G. said…
I snorted (but quietly; the kids are in bed)- "cussed or prayed"- that is VERY funny!
Heather said…
I had a friend who used to get so traumatized when he had to take his dog to the vet that I had to go with him to keep HIM from falling apart. Try telling your boss you need time off work because your friend's dog has a vet appt!
Poor Kristen!
Kim said…
Yay! I'm so glad you were able to get K into the carrier without any trouble. It still cracks me up that she is so crazy! Seriously, if she were a human she would live her life out in a padded room! But, I still love her!
Kandi said…
I think you should write a book about Kristen. It could seriously put Emily and Sarah Kate through OBU.
Candis Berge said…
You are so funny. A great read again.
autumn23 said…
I can so relate. I have an outdoor cat so making a vet appointment is always interesting because I never know exactly where she is and then when I lock her in the basement its a whole another job to get her in the cage! Glad your trip went well. Love hearing your stories, they always make me laugh!
Ryan V. said…
Poor thing!! Glad you made it back with her, safe an sound! :)
Unknown said…
I feel the same way as Meg does, no offense at ALL, but just looking at her pictures scare me. There would be no way I could live with her and not be scared to death, ha! I'm a puppy person :)
I was dying laughing reading this. My husband kept asking me what was so funny?! Ha
Alyssa said…
Our cat is the SAME way. We've finally, along with the vet, decided that she only needs to come when she absolutely has to. She's too old and it's too stressful for her. So glad that Kristen cooperated this time!
Jessica said…
This seriously cracked me up! I even read your post to my husband. LOL! Glad everything turned out very well.
Holly said…
Oh no! Poor Kristen (and poor you and poor vet and poor other people in the waiting room!)! LOL!

I'm glad you survived another vet appointment, but I have to ask, did that booklet in the waiting room tell you anything useful about how to make the whole thing any less traumatic?
Unknown said…
So funny. Poor Kristen! :)
Lauren said…
Your cat stories are too doggone funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Robin said…
I am so glad to hear you have a vet that is sensitive to your girls. Some vets aren't. I laughed so hard imagining you in that room trying to catch her for an hour. We have an outdoor cat that wants to be indoors so much that she darts in at every chance. It takes us hours to catch her.
Erin said…
Too funny. I have been there several times.
Becky said…
Several years ago my sweet vet began just filling the syringe and letting me give shots at home for one of the kitties. He said it was less stressful.....Gotta love those crochety kitties.
oliviasmommy07 said…
Glad it went well. I have been without internet for several months so this is my first time reading your blog in a while. Your girls are getting so big!! I can't believe how tall SK is getting!! She looks like she might pass up Emily!
Sarah said…
What a funny story! I am so glad you caught her easily this time. What a difficult task! I always get the carrier and turn it so the opening is facing up. Then I catch my cat and drop her in and shut the door before she can climb back up. I do have a larger carrier though which makes it harder for them to do they whole spread eagle move! :)

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