Mom got me all excited about taking a field trip tonight. She put my blankie in the box I like to play in and she even put a toy in there. Then she put me in there! Next thing I know I’m in the car and we’re going somewhere.
When she finally let me out of my box, I knew I was in trouble.
I found a chair to hide behind where nobody could see me. If you notice, there’s a treat on the floor. The doctor lady tried to bribe me with a stupid treat but I didn’t fall for it.
Then the doctor lady came to talk to me and she was being all nice and friendly.
I even had to do a squishy face for them!
I tried to distract them so they wouldn’t see how much I weighed. Here I am thinking really light. It didn’t work. Would you believe I weigh 12 pounds!!! The doctor lady said I could lose a little weight. How rude!
Maybe I should run away from home. I can’t believe that doctor lady said I should lose weight! Only Hemingway needs to lose weight. Not me!!!
Mom! I don’t like your idea of a field trip at all. Don’t ever try to pull that on me again. Now let me eat and leave me alone.
From the Mom: Tonight Steinbeck made more noise than he ever has. Usually at home he just has this quiet little squeak. Now I know that he’s been hiding a very loud voice. Oh boy can he sing the song of his people at the top of his lungs!!! He’s not Mr. Mellow Cat at the doctor’s house like Hemingway is, but they all love him there ‘cuz he’s so soft and fluffy. He did great with his shots and his nail trim and I was very proud of him. He was pronounced fit and healthy so he doesn’t have to go back for a year.
23 thoughts on “Field Trip My Fluffy Paw!!!”
He is so handsome. I love his eyes.
He is a handsome boy but he sure wasn’t happy tonight!
Seriouslies, Steinbeck! The indignity of it all!! ~ Faraday
I know! Now I have to grow my nails again and get them sharp.
That was a really No Fun trip, Steinbeck! At least you don’t have to do it again for a year.
I’m going to try and forget what they did to take my temperature!!!!
Extra treats for the little troubled furry friend! 🙂
Oh yes, I got extra treats and extra hugs. It wasn’t so bad after all…….now that it’s over! 🙂
Oh Steinbeck – I’m so sorry your Mom tricked you into thinking you were gonna have a FUN adventure when you really had to see Dr. Stabby instead! Shots, nail trim, and the insult of being told you’re chubby. If you’re in trouble at 12 lbs. I’m scared to hear what they say about me next visit at 16 lbs. EEEK.
Teddy, I made up with Mom later and let her sleep with me. 🙂 She and the doctor lady both said I was super good. I think the doctor lady forgot to consider how much all my floofy fur weighs. Good luck, Teddy!
Reminds me of Hazel’s first trip. She was small enough to crawl under the radiator in the exam room. We had a hard time getting her out. Next time I went, there was a grate around the radiator so nothing could crawl underneath!
I think Hazel knew something was missing by that radiator and she just had to show the humans. 🙂
Next time you sing the song of your people, Steinbeck, your Mom will have to record it to play for us. 🙂
I’ll have to tell her to do that but I don’t want to go in the car again.
You don’t need to lose weight, you are purrfect.
That’s what Mom tells me, too. Thank you! 🙂
Your Mom just said that you are fit and healthy…so that means, NOT FAT! We are afraid the next time Cooper Murphy gets weighed, he will be put on limited rations. He is HUGE! One treat cannot tempt a kitty from behind a chair. Maybe the entire container. Glad you survived your ordeal. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy
Mom agrees that I’m just fine. She thinks all scales are rigged. MOL!!! We think Cooper Murphy is perfect!!! Hemingway is also huge and there’s just nothing wrong with that ‘cuz he’s healthy. Doctors are silly. 🙂
Stereo purrs……….Hemingway and Steinbeck
Glad you’re all fit Steinbeck. When my Dr asked me if I could get on the scale, I just said “no thank-you” bahahaha! I’m sure the song of your people was done brilliantly xo B
Mom said she’s never heard me do a finer rendition of the song of my people. MOL!!
squishy face?? how undignified. I hope she made it up to you once you got home!
Well, she has all sorts of nicknames for me and I don’t really mind. She always remembers to give me treats so that’s a good thing.