Mondays Are Not Easy!!

Dr Hemingway

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.

Be Very Careful!!!

Warning!  If your human says you’re going on a field trip and it will be lots of fun, don’t believe it!  Humans are very sneaky.  Did you know that humans keep in touch with those fur doctor people?  My Mom is a traitor.  She told me about a month ago that I was just going to see the doctor man to make sure I was healthy.  What she didn’t tell me was that she made an appointment for another time.  This morning I got up all bright and cheery and woke Mom up earlier than usual.  She didn’t seem to really mind ‘cuz we had a bad storm go through last night and we lost power.  Well, in the storm I thought she lost her mind, too.  Normally she gets up and feeds us and then goes on her walk.  She went out on her walk without feeding us!!!

I was a very unhappy kitty.

Shakespeare, this is my story so just go back to sleep.  Anyway, next thing I knew she was carrying me out to the car and she said we were just going on a ride to check out all the damage from the storm.  She lied to me!!!  We ended up at the doctor man’s house!!!  Then she left me!!!!  Can you imagine?  No breakfast and I get dumped off at a strange place.

I don’t remember much of what happened ‘cuz Mom said the doctor man made me go to sleep so he could clean my teeth.  What business is it of his to be cleaning my teeth?  Just leave the toothbrush out with some catnip flavored toothpaste and I’ll do it myself.

It was a very long day but Mom finally came back to get me.  When the doctor man gave me to her, I buried my face in her arm ‘cuz I was so happy.  I was afraid she had forgotten me.

Now, get this……………….

Copy of P1020756Look what the doctor man did.  He gave me a PINK bandaid thing around my front leg.  I’m a boy kitty.  I should have had a blue bandaid thing.  However, I will admit it looks kind of pretty against the black.

Copy of P1020759I better not hear any of the neighbor dogs laughing at me ‘cuz I’m wearing pink!

Notes from the Mom:  Hemingway did fine during his procedure.  They were concerned that he might have a tumor but when they checked it they found it was nothing so I was very relieved.  I know Hemingway didn’t have the best day and it was super hard for me to leave him, but it’s good to know he’s healthy.  Meanwhile, Shakespeare had the house to himself today and he won’t tell me what he did.