Friday, December 17, 2004

Time flies…

All work and no play makes Jennifer a dull girl. Something's gotta give. Next month will be easier for me with my part-time schedule, so I will hopefully have more time at home.

Last night, I had an appointment for Round Kitty (one of the strays) to go to the vet at 5:30 p.m. Her eye has been swollen the past couple days, and yesterday, it was bleeding all around it. So, I made the appointment. I left early from work, and battled traffic to get home in time to get her to the vet, but... when I got home, she was nowhere to be found. I called her and walked all around our buildings with Michael looking for her. One of the other strays I affectionately call "Goofy Kitty" followed me everywhere, but no Round Kitty. I kept thinking of how I should have called the vet that morning and taken her in as soon as I saw her. I had several things to take care of that morning at work, but when it comes down to it, what's more important? Life or work? I felt a horrible, sick feeling in the pit of my stomach, and I just had to sit down and cry to get it out of my system. Michael called the vet for me and rescheduled the appointment for 8:00 a.m. the next morning. I sat and tried to focus on Round Kitty, but there was no telling where my little Round Kitty was, or what state she was in. Just as I gave up and started up the apartment stairs with the Goofy Kitty, Round Kitty came up the stairs behind me. I was so incredibly relieved. We sprang into action, lured her into the carrier, and closed the door.

She, of course, freaked out in the carrier and had to be sedated for her exam at the vet, but at least her wound was treated. We also found out she doesn't have Feline AIDS or Leukemia (woo-hoo!), and she's already spayed (double woo-hoo!). So, life is good. I picked her up this morning and released her again at the apartment. She was taking the steps a little slowly, but otherwise seemed fine. Precious little hissy Round Kitty is okay now. Thank heavens.

So, that is my adventure for the week. Hopefully, I will have no more adventures like this one any time again soon, because I don't think I could handle it. It seems like most everyone I know has had misadventures in some form this past week & month. 'Tis unfortunate. Maybe next month will be an improvement!

posted by Jennifer at 12/17/2004 11:23:00 AM

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