Yes, She’s As Pissed As She Looks


So, after a dramatic evening of my cat (Rumble) driving herself insane with constantly licking herself raw all over and running around in a non-stop frenzy, I took her – late night – to Pets Unlimited – which has 24-hour veterinary care. Although I was repeatedly bumped back and had to wait quite a while because of several truly life-threatening (and sad to watch) subsequent cases, I can’t speak more highly of the care once it was her turn. (Dr. Chu, you rule!) After an incredibly thorough and thoughtful examination, mundane verdict was: it turns out she was having an allergic reaction to fleas. This, despite the fact that during repeated inspections, I never even spotted one on her. I guess only one or two can do it. (Being an indoor cat in a 3rd floor hardwood studio apt, I can only surmise my carpeted hall trafficked with shaggy neighbor dogs to be the culprit.) Anyways, I know some people gripe that this place can get pricey. But they are a non-profit, providing adoption and shelter services in addition to medical care. And they also do a lot of great work with the community besides. So I have to give them a shout out for being so professional and, yes, humane. (Rumble is currently not too happy with their handywork however.)

2 Comments so far

  1. Peter Reynolds (unregistered) on March 31st, 2006 @ 10:21 pm

    How Cute. My Snowshoe had to wear an e-collar too. He kept knocking into furniture until he figured out it was easier to walk backwards while wearing the damn thing!

  2. joann Landers (unregistered) on April 1st, 2006 @ 12:36 am

    Looks like she should be sitting on a covered wagon.

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