May 01, 2020


Do I look smug? The Woman says I look smug.
Ok, so I made sure the people had a little adventure today. And it was a spendy one, I heard the Man say, "well over four hundred" when the Woman asked him how much it had cost (they were not really complaining.)

Here's the thing. They took a bike ride this afternoon, and when the Woman got back (she was first, which tells me she's speedier) she came looking for me to offer to get lunch, and found me in my bedroom, on the floor (which is unusual because I prefer my sofas.) I was also drooling and panting. So she yelled at her phone I NEED YOU TO GET HOME and then the Man was there, and next thing I know I'm off to the stabby place.

It was so sudden I didn't even have the chance to tell them what had happened, and since they were too rude to ask, I decided I wasn't telling.


Next thing I know, someone that is NOT the Man or the Woman grabbed my PTU and rushed me inside--and they made the People wait OUTSIDE--and then it was all poking and prodding and "Well, he's not doing it now" and they discussed what to do. Someone left for a few minutes and when she came back she announced that the Woman had actually taken video of me while I was panting and drooling, and she'd seen it and yes I was, so the stabby lady went outside to look at it, and apparently agreed that yep, they weren't exaggerating. And then I heard her say that the Woman was all, I don't care what the tests and x-rays cost, do it.

So they did it.


And then they held me down and took a picture of my insides.

When all was said and blood looked pretty good for a 19 year old guy with thyroid and kidney issues, and my chest showed no heart issues or fluid or anything. The stabby lady thought perhaps it was which the People looked at each other and growled Buddah.


I got to come home and now I'm acting fine, and the Woman changed all the Feliway containers just in case. And there's talk about separating us when they're not home, because Buddah really is a jerk sometimes.

The important thing is that the stabby lady said that for a guy may age with my issues, I look pretty damned good. She was even surprised that I am only just now at stage 2 kidney disease with my thyroid problems. And even that hasn't changed much, that hadn't changed since my last checkup. I have lost more weight, but not as much as the Woman thought, only 1.5 pounds since last year.

Still. I'm 10.3 pounds now and I used to be almost 19. She kinda wonders if I would even be here if I hadn't been so heavy.

We'll never know.

BUT I'M OKAY. I'm not sure the People are because I heard the Woman say that she honestly thought I would not make it to the vet and I'm pretty sure she was making peace with the idea of what had to happen if I did...but why would I make it that easy on them?

It's like they don't even know me.


Megan said...

Way to give those people a bit of a scare dood! And cost 'em plenty of bucks too - extra points!

Sydney, Australia

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

Max, our dear friend of even Cats Who Came Before Skeeter and LC (and now Iza), and Us Ayla and Marley, you are a wonder of Impressive Healthy Aging!

We know you like to complain a lot but it is obvious that you are dedicated to the Woman and the Man and you want to stay around them as long as you can.

Your dediCATion is honored...

TBT bought some Turkey Gerbers food last year, expecting to serve it to us in respect to your memory. It expired.

Keep up the good aging! Whatever the age record is, GO FOR IT!

You started TBT blogging so long ago (2006). Hang in there as long as life is bright and beautiful...

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I am very glad you are okay, Max, and the vet exam was good. Not so good having to be stabbed though. I hope they made it up to you with real live dead shrimp!

TurtleLover said...

I'm so glad you made it to see another day!

Maggie in Houston TX said...

I am so glad to hear you are ok. I had just been wondering how you were doing? You don't show up very often in my FB feed but when you do, it is exciting. I don't have any kitties anymore, so I don't have the trial and tribulations that you hand out to your humans. But I do remember that heart-stopping anxiety of finding one of my kitties in distress. Be sure to give them head bumps for taking such good care of you. Again, I am so very happy you are doing well.

Eastside Cats said...

The only downside to scaring your peeps and costing them $$$ were stabbed and manhandled!
Hope there is some extra steak in your future, Max!

The Florida Furkids said...

We're so happy that you are okay. We know that had to be scary for everybody.

The Florida Furkids

Just Ducky said...

Glad you are OK Max, we all want you around for more time.

Debby Siegele said...

Hello Max,

We are feeling very sad that you got stabbed and are glad you had a speedy recovery. You really gave the people a scare.

About 3 weeks ago, Minibelle had to go to the stabby place, get stabbed, and have some of her fur shaved for an ultrasound. When she came home, I discovered that the skin under her white and black fur is also white and black--I never knew. The medicine the vet gave her and her new food have made her feel much better.

Take care and best wishes from your fans,

Debby, Minibelle, and Petite