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...is recovering. She was staaaarving last night then thundered around the house until 2am with Tijg until I shut Tijg out and her into my room. Then she tromped around on the bed. Cute but annoying.
This morning we went for a long drive. I adopted her from a shelter about 50km away and they have an arrangement with a local vet that the desex surgery is included in the adoption fee, so I had to take her all the way there. Despite freezing fog the drive wasn't too bad. They'd told me it could be until 2pm until I could get her back, and I sat around reading for a bit and then went to the shelter to return the big cage. Spent some time petting shelter kitties when the vet practice they called that Spook was done and I could come get her - barely 90 mins after I'd handed her over. Nice! They started on her because I was waiting and the other animals would be collected after owner's work.
She was very very woozy, which I always find a heartbreaking sight. I dropped by a shop to buy a smaller wire cage for her, since the letting her loose at night thing isn't something I intend to repeat. She was in there for a while, seemed to be less desoriented and got to walk around for a bit, snoozed on the bed for a while.. Tijg wanted to wash her but she told him to bog off. Then she started looking for places to hide and I put her back into the cage, which has a nest of towels and I've built a cover around one side to make it feel less open. She says her tongue feels weird (I think they put a clamp on it to keep her from swallowing it) and she looks all scruffy and sad, but I think she'll be okay soon enough.

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Date: 2010-12-07 04:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ciciaye.livejournal.com
Bless her, I remember several of our female cats being like that after their surgery (but not Ella - she was already wide awake and perky when we went to collect her!)

She'll be fine after a nap :-)

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Date: 2010-12-07 05:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kateaw
I have very fond memories of a friend's cat sleeping off the anaesthetic in a cardboard box in her bath. Eventually she came round, struggled out of the box (we'd been instructed to let her do it at her own pace), stagger across the sitting room and hide behind the sofa.

It was one of the funniest and most heartbreaking sights I've ever seen :)

All good wishes for a speedy recovery.

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Date: 2010-12-07 05:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mrowe.livejournal.com
Awwww.... they're so pathetic when they're sleeping off the anaesthetic...

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Date: 2010-12-07 07:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] supermouse.livejournal.com
she looks all scruffy and sad

I can picture this very clearly. Watching a woozy cat trying to eat post-operative mush catfood is both heartbreaking and hilarious.



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