Five cats in one visit is a lot to keep track of!
Laura got to enjoy some time holding Rose. Sadly, this is one of the few opportunities to hold her as she is so terrified of humans. You can see that she is a long ways from being relaxed!
Nahum's decided to wait out the experience in his carrier.
Nahum, Willow, and Theo are now considered seniors. I'm in complete disbelief about this. How can they be seven?! It seems we've only had them a few years. Our only non-senior is Rose. Gosh, Time, why you playing tricks on me?! This is crazy!
The exams went well, everyone easily passed, with many affirming comments about how beautiful they are. The vet even said their teeth look good! Fluffy Nahum always gets the most praise, which is not a surprise considering how big, beautiful, and good natured he is. He purrs through everything.
Being seniors means they each got a benchmark senior blood panel done. The vet called later with the results. Everyone looks good except for Buddy, his kidney and thyroid values continue to slip. He's experiencing kidney failure and his thyroid is no longer working within factory specs. We will be up'ing his medication a little and hoping for the best. I know the cats are only on loan to us for a time, I just wish I could extend the term of the loans to indefinite.
Last year, when Willow went to the vet, she had to have some teeth pulled. She came home from that experience much more lovey and cuddly. Well, this time around, no teeth were pulled, but she again came back a changed cat. A few hours after being home, she did her best Buddy impression...
Buddy does this dozens of times a day, Willow never does this!
Being a rare experience, I only took about forty thousand photos.
Pure love and sweetness - that's my little girl!
I might just have to take her next door more often!