Let me tell you about MY Monday. Once you hear my sad tale, you’ll never complain about your Mondays again.
Hemingway, why are you wearing that silly hat?
I’m pretending to be a doctor. Actually, I think I look pretty cute. Blue is a good color on me. Anyway, Monday morning Mom tried to grab me but I went downstairs and hid. After a pretty long time, I came out of hiding and sat at the bottom of the stairs. Mom’s brother saw me and he came downstairs and picked me up. I’m still not sure why I didn’t run away from him. He gave me to Mom and next thing I knew I was in her car. I sang the song of my people all the way over to the doctor’s house. When we got inside, I sat down on one of the chairs and refused to talk to Mom. She talked to one of the assistants and I heard things about teeth and being knocked out and all sorts of scary stuff. Would you believe Mom left me there???? I let the assistant pick me up and carry me back to another room. I was afraid I would never see Mom again.
I was worried while you were gone. I don’t like being home all alone.
Mom said that while I was “sleeping” they had to extract one of my toofies. It was sick and the doctor lady said it would be really painful if they didn’t take care of it. Believe me, in the process of “taking care of it” it was painful enough so I’m glad they took it out. My smile is still cute so there’s no problems. I have to retain my handsomeness!!!
When it was dark out, Mom came to get me. She had to pay out lots of money to get me out of there but she said I was worth it. When I first saw her, I was so excited. I got in her arms and never wanted to leave. So, we headed outside. Now here’s where things get a little confusing. Mom put me in the car and I cleverly managed to sneak out and went under the car and hid. It was dark and Mom couldn’t see me. It was also super cold and Mom didn’t have her gloves on. She went in and got one of the “desk ladies” to come out and help. She brought a big net (They had to use that on me once before so I was familiar with it.). She tried looking under the car and didn’t see me so Mom got really worried……..and really cold. They brought out a flashlight and managed to convince me to come out. Mom put me in the car again and…….you guessed it…..I tried to get out again. You see, it was logical for me to want to get out ‘cuz I was afraid that Mom was going to take me to another doctor’s house or something. I just didn’t understand ‘cuz I was on kitty drugs for the pain. Anyway, I finally settled on the floor…….right by the brake and gas pedal. Mom kept trying to get me to move but I wouldn’t budge. She said she was very glad that she only had a short distance to go and that she was able to get both of us home safely. And that’s why I don’t like Mondays anymore.
From the Mom: When I finally got home last night, I was exhausted. I was going to help the boys with their blog but I just couldn’t do it. I had to warm up (it really was biting cold), eat supper and relax. Hemingway is doing fine. He takes his pain meds in the morning like a trooper. He won’t leave me alone and seems to love cuddling even more. By the way, I absolutely love the picture they took of him. It just made me smile. I’m thinking I may have to print that one and frame it. Good old Hemingway spent Veterans’ Day at the vet’s.
People….it’s true. I’m surrounded by sickies. I’m so thankful that I’m healthy. It seems everything started falling apart last week.
Let me explain. First of all, let me tell you about Mom. She went to see her human vet this week ‘cuz she was having a few issues. Now she has to go have pictures taken of her brain. She said first of all she’s going to have to find a brain and she’s not sure where to look. According to her, this thing called Amazon ran out of brains. Guess she’s in big trouble. The other night both Steinbeck and I had to laugh right out loud at her. She was sleeping soundly and next thing we knew, she was on the floor again!!! Remember when she did that before? Some of her friends have told her she’s going to have to pile pillows up around the bed. We both think that would really be neat!
This morning, Steinbeck was yelling. Yep…he was actually yelling!!! He always squeaks and that’s the only noise he makes. Not this morning. He woke Mom up super early and she was very concerned. She decided she was going to take Steinbeck to see the doctor lady before heading to work. She sent a message to her boss and told her she would be late. When I heard her talking about the doctor lady and that building, I knew I wanted to hide ‘cuz I sure didn’t want to go!
Mom dropped off Steinbeck at the hospital and I haven’t seen him since this morning. I asked Mom about it when she got home from work and she explained that he has to stay in the hospital until Friday night. She asked me if I wanted to get some flowers to take to Steinbeck in the hospital. I just looked at her and shook my head. Mom stopped by the hospital tonight to see how Steinbeck was doing. This is how he came into the room:
Mom didn’t get all of Stephanie’s face ‘cuz she was concentrating on Steinbeck. I must admit I started to laugh when I saw him with that cone head thing on. MOL!!! Turns out he had a urinary tract infection and was plugged up. No wonder he was howling!! He was in lots of pain and was so confused. I felt bad for him when Mom told me.
Here’s Steinbeck showing off his messy furs. Mom wanted to brush him but she knew he wasn’t interested. I think he looks kind of cute all “ruffled up”.
I see that Steinbeck has a red bracelet on. I remember when I was in the hospital place and they put a bracelet on me. Right now I can’t remember what color mine was. I told Mom to tell Steinbeck that he looks very dapper.
I think Steinbeck is thinking about escaping and is planning his route. He’s my brother and I can tell things like that. I better stay by the door tonight so I can let him in.
From the Mom:
Yes………it’s been an exciting time here lately. I’ve been having trouble breathing and have been getting dizzy again. This is not the vertigo I went through a few months ago. This is different. My doctor wants to make sure she’s checked out everything so I’ll be having some scans next week. I’ve never been a smoker so that’s not what’s causing the breathing problem. When Steinbeck was howling this morning I really got scared. He never makes noises like that unless he’s in the car on the way to the vet. He looked miserable and wasn’t doing much moving. When I visited him tonight he wasn’t as stressed out but still wasn’t interested in eating. Hemingway has definitely turned into Velcro Kitty and won’t leave my side. I’m sure it will be a happy reunion when the brothers are together again. Thanks for reading and thanks for any prayers you might want to send.
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.
Howdy, Readers! This has been a fabulous day for me. When Mom got home from work she was kind of acting funny. She was being super nice to both of us. Wait, that sounded wrong. Mom’s always nice to us. However, I was thinking she was up to something. I was right. Next thing I knew I was in the car and we were heading to the doctor lady’s house. Mom kept telling me not to worry.
Here I am trying to melt into the chair in the waiting room.
Here I am trying to melt into the scale. Would you believe I fell asleep in here? Mom was real proud of me ‘cuz I’m down to 19 pounds now so I’m a slim, trim, dude!
Here’s the doctor lady looking at where my tooth used to be. I let her do that without any problems. Mom told me I was real good.
When I got home, Mom said there was a surprise for me. I actually got something in the mail! Steinbeck thought it was for him, too. However, it was just my name on the envelope.
Here I am protecting my mail from others!
These are my neat gifts from the tooth fairy. Of course Steinbeck thought he should check everything out as well.
Here’s Steinbeck “pouncing” on one of they toys.
Here I am protecting one of the toys. If you notice on my leg, that’s where they shaved off my fur. It’s growing back nicely.
So that was my Monday. Not bad! I hope all of you had a super Monday, too.