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I think it's best to just jump right in here and we can catch up later.

We spent New Year's up in Tahoe in a big nice house that I rented with 3 other families. Including our cousins Daniel and Kim from Davis. Daniel told a horrible story one night about how he killed his mom's cat by deciding to put her down while his mom was on vacation because he thought the cost to stabilize the cat to be excessive. And then proceeded to tell us that the vet tech (who he described as a "soft-hearted student") began begging him to release the cat to him so that she could run the tests required to stabilize the cat. So a veterinary nurse was begging him to let her save the cat but in Daniel's opinion the cat was not worth saving.

I was outraged and told him he needed to just stop talking. And didn't he spend $3000 on a hip operation for his 3 year old rottie? He said that was totally different. Ugh I was so mad. I loudly stated that I would happily pay $1000 to say goodbye to my cat in person.

So then I get home and holy crap my cat is dying! She hadn't had any food or water while we were gone, and had a raging tooth abcess and was on the verge of renal failure and sepsis and she was just a little 4 lb ball of teeth and fur and bones. And a fierce fierce will to live. We took her to the vet and after some abx she is good as new and I got to put my money where my mouth is.

My sweet Mazzycat is recovering at home and I swear cats are amazing animals. It's very hard to kill a cat. Mazzy just bounces right back and she seems totally fine.

Date: 2013-01-06 07:24 pm (UTC)

Date: 2013-01-07 12:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] prudies.livejournal.com
Hello! I miss you.

I agree that cats are tough. Mookie got sick relatively quickly -- which was terrible -- but he really did hang in there for a while after a few vets at the emergency animal hospital declared that he was about to die. In fact, had he been younger and/or had the mass been better located, we would have done surgery. But removing a mass that is basically in the middle of you when you're a tiny cat is major surgery, and at 16 years old, not recommended. The mass caused a condition that resulted in fluid building in his lungs, and it there was no stopping it. :( I miss him a lot. Anyway, it was only when it was obvious that he was miserable that I decided to put him down.

Anyway, If your cousin spent that much money on a dog, I guess he just hates cats.

Date: 2013-01-07 12:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] prudies.livejournal.com
Oh, and glad Mazzie is recovering!

Date: 2013-01-07 02:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ajb92504.livejournal.com
Good to see you posting again!

Sorry to hear that your cat was sick but is recovering!

Date: 2013-01-07 09:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mobox.livejournal.com
It's that whole 9 lives thing. I totally believe it!!!

Date: 2013-01-09 03:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chicagochick.livejournal.com
Look at Mazzy go!!!!!!!!! Cats are so sweet.

Date: 2013-01-10 04:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wendalah.livejournal.com
Where have you been? And you jump in with a cat story. This dog owner is sipping wine and SMH.

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