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If your cat is sick take them to the veterinarian

I have gained a bit of weight

I have gained a bit of weight.

I have had a dry hacking cough for several days, and yesterday I started to limp. And, at the base of my tail I have a bit of dandruff.

Mrs. Hodges, my typist, called our favorite veterinarian at the Runaway Farm Pet Hospital. Dr. Phillips is always so patient and kind with me. This photograph of Dr. Phillips was taken at our last visit. Mrs. Hodges forgot to take her photograph on this trip.

Isn't the doctor cute with her curls?

Isn’t Dr. Phillips cute with her curls?

I do not like to sit in the kennel for the car ride. Mrs. Hodges said it is safer for me to be in a kennel, but I would prefer to sit on the seat. She said there might be dogs at the Animal Hospital who might not like a cat who is loose. But, I have long nails and I can hiss.

Mrs. Hodges still put me in the kennel.

I don't like to sit in a kennel.

I don’t like to sit in a kennel.

The doctor said my knees pop out-of-place, and that sometimes I may limp. They weighed me. I have gained four pounds. I now weigh 22.3 pounds. I don’t know why women don’t like to talk about how much they weigh. It is really only just a number. And you are what are. But you are more than your weight.

Don’t attach your value and your worth to the number you see on the bathroom scale. [ tweet that here. chirp chirp]

Just think how valuable you are. God gave you thumbs. Unfortunately he didn’t give you whiskers or fur. But you can’t have everything.

The veterinarian said I am fine.

Thankfully I don’t have to use Head and Shoulders shampoo. Dr. Phillips told Mrs. Hodges not to bathe me, but to just comb my fur gently. The veterinarian suggested Mrs. Hodges give me Fish Oil.

My knees are fine, and she didn’t put me on a diet. I would be crushed if I couldn’t eat the occasional mouse.

And the cough? Well, maybe the air was a little dry. Dr.Philips listened to my chest with a stethoscope and didn’t hear anything weird.

Mrs. Hodges looked on the computer for when a cat has a dry hacking cough and no hairball comes up. She thought I would need an x-ray and that I was possibly dying.

I am not dying. But, I am touched by her deep love for me.

If your cat is sick take them to the veterinarian. They depend on you. They can’t drive themselves there.

Remember you have thumbs, we don’t.

What do you do when your pet is sick?

Please tell me in the comments. I would love to chat.


About Pooh Hodges

I have had a hard life. Born to a single mother in a back alley in Wisconsin. I never knew my father. My sister died young. I am writing my story. Look for it.

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  • Amindele

    I hate the kennel too! Anyway, I’m glad your okay.

    • My dearest Amindale,
      What a beautiful name.

      Thank you for your concern. I am much better now.

      I hope you have a fun day today. Today is my typist’s birthday. So maybe I will get a sardine for a treat. She loves sardines too. Maybe she is really a cat.
      Love Pooh

  • Hi Pooh, glad you are not dying. You are a big beautiful cat with a big heart. My secretary is coming to see me tonight.
    She will sent you some pictures. Also she met a Pietie, a cat that lives in the Karoo on a sheep farm. He looks just me, but he’s a farm cat, all dusty and he loves ginger cookies. He slept on my secretary’s bed (I’m jealous – lol).

    • Hello Patricia and Marshmellow,
      So nice to hear from you. Yes, my typist was really worried about me. It is so nice to feel loved.

      I look forward to hearing from you again Marshmellow. Do you have any new photographs?
      Love Pooh

  • La McCoy

    Dear Pooh,
    I am glad you are feeling better and not dying. I would miss you.
    I have not been sick. Mom does take me to the Doctor every April. She gives me a great Massage. She calls it an examination. IT feels great. She checks my ears and my teeth. Mom Lets her muzzle me cause I forget and bite the doctor when sticks me with needles and other things. She keeps me on the floor and plays games with me and gives me treats. I don’t mind going. But I come home and take a long nap. Mom Says it is from the medicine.
    Come to think of it. The doctor tell Mom to steal my nails. And that is just not Doggie OK!!!
    Hi Tink.
    Love Edelweiss.

    • Hello Edelweiss,
      How do you feel today? Thank you for your concern about my health. My knees are much better, and I don’t have a cough anymore. I still have a bit of dandruff, so I haven’t been wearing any black clothes.

      All the best,

      Love Pooh

      • La McCoy

        Dear Pooh.
        I wrote you a long letter yesterday. But Mom says it did not post.
        Yesterday I felt very frustrated. My Mom locks me in my kennel and goes away for for ever! Then she comes home and does not want to play. I had not seen my dad for days. My brother does not come to play with me. Last night in frustration i went out and tried to dig to visit you or maybe Tink. Mom got super mad. She does that.
        And on top of that I am having a very bad hair month. Freja answered my blog that she has had a very bad hair month but she is getting better.
        Last night my dad came home. So I am very happy today.
        I dont wear black Pooh cause i would shed white hair.
        Love you, Edelweiss.

  • Tink Caron

    Dear Mr. Pooh, I’m sorry you didn’t feel well and had dandruff. I don’t like to go the vet, the table is very cold and high and scary. Love, Tink

    • Dear Tink,
      Thank you for your concern. Maybe you can ask your typist to let the vet look at you on the floor. Mine does that.
      I hope you had a nice walk today.
      All the best,
      Love Pooh