Monday, November 28, 2011

Guess who's happy to be home?

Atlas was so thrilled to be headed home from the vet's today that he could barely contain himself. He jumped into the trunk of the minivan where he usually rides, then jumped back out, then in again, until he finally settled down for the ride home. He didn't seem to mind that the back yard was a cold, wet lake when he got home. Just happy to be back. I wish we didn't have to board him when we travel, but we don't have much of a choice.

In other pet news, I had to take Tiny in to see the vet today. She got her shots (rabies and feline leukemia virus) a couple of weeks ago. About ten days ago I noticed a knot on her thigh, but didn't think much of it. When we came back from Las Vegas we noticed that the knot had become much larger, you could even see it without brushing her fur to the side. Because it is growing so rapidly we though she needed to be checked out. The vet today thought it was probably a reaction to the vaccine, since it is pretty much in the same location where she got her FLV shot. So she recommended an antibiotic and Benadryl for a week. If it has not shrunk down in a week she will have to get it excised. Rarely animals can develop sarcomas (cancerous tumors) because of vaccines, and we are hoping that this isn't the case for Tiny. So we will watch and wait for now. The stress of dealing with health problems in pets is almost like other family members. Zakir had to prompt me that the joy they bring makes it worthwhile. And that's true of our cats, they really are our special companions. (Never mind that I have been sneezing a lot every night since Tiny has been back sleeping next to me.) But sometimes I wish they wouldn't cause all these worries too!


Sadaf Trimarchi said...

Recently discovered your blog. Hard enough having a heart kid... the pets gotta get into the mix too! LOl..


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