Thursday, March 27, 2008

Thankful Thursday - Coming Home

Sol was brought out first and stayed in the big carrier...
... while ol' BJ tromps through the exam room....
Smokey was brought in last...
... and was the least radical of the three.If you notice the cardboard carrier in the photo below,
the plan was one boy per carrier box.
It took BJ all of 20 seconds to chew and claw his way out.
Smokey simply collapsed his from the inside out.
Sol was in the fabric carrier, but so determined to get out
Leslie tie-wrapped the double zipper to keep him from opening it.
Using two borrowed reinforced plastic and wire crates,
with extra tie wraps at crucial points, we finally got the boys crated.
We made it out of the exam room to the check out counter.
Then the peeing began, shooting sideways out of the crates.
It couldn't have been an accident. (sorry, no photos)
The boys were definitely making a statement.
Annette, patient saint that she is, took each crate
and soggy cat to the back and cleaned them up.
Finally we got the crates outside and loaded into the back seat of the car.
We weren't out of the parking lot and the peeing started again.

Once home, I cleaned three smelly, disgusting cats.
Scrubbed down and cleaned the backseat of the car.
Hosed and cleaned the borrowed cages.
I fed the little traitors. They curled up on their favorite down quilt,
sound asleep, looking like little angels.
Anyway, they are home and they are healthy.
Glad you only go through this one time.

Weights: Sol 9.06, Smokey 7.05, BJ 8.08 & Lil Faith-Boo 6.03.



The kittens favorite place to watch TV and nap
is ready for the homecoming later today.
(Very sad to see it so quiet and empty)
KC has been looking for them, crying and me-owing.

We can pick them up around 3 PM (central).
They are getting vaccinated and Dr. Smith wants to watch them for a few hours.
We'll have lots of photos and statistics on each kitten.
Also, we will get their reactions to their "surprise"!


Please keep Miral, Momo, and Lilly Lu,
who are all very ill, in your thoughts and prayers today,
and Hottie's Grandma Cat, who is having a heart procedure.

The 24-hour Purrs & Purrayer Vigil
with chatzy room continues at the PPP Bloggy.
Tonight is the Monthly Purrayer Circle.
9pm EST (8pm CST, 7pm MST, 6pm PST)

Go light a candle for our furriends.
Sanjee set up a cat group for the Cat Blogosphere (PURR),
and it currently has 48 candles from six countries.

43 comments:

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

we have lit our candle and are purring and praying for all our sick friends. we're also sending good thoughts to the kittens for a full and complete recovery.

The Meezers said...

we lit our candle too!
we hopes the kittens get home soon!!

Mickey said...

I bet it IS quiet without those little imps!!! I am happy things went well too :)
Purrs for all our friends in need.
Purrs Mickey

Tybalt said...

Purrs to all of our friends, and purrs to the 3 kits who are coming home!!! YAY!!! I know it was quiet and lonely without them.

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

We are glad the kittens get to come home today.

We are purring and praying for all our friends in need.

Forty Paws said...

We hope Faith gets over her URI very quickly and the boys won't even notice anything different other than the fact that they were ABANDONED overnight. Hee hee.

Luf, Us

Cecil the Cougar: said...

I cannot wait to hear about their reactions! Course my reaction was to just pretend it never happened. I popped right out of the PTU and started jumping and playing and eating! I WAS STARVED TO DEATH!

Daisy said...

That is so poignant seeing those beds just waiting for the little ones' happy return home.

I am purring and purring for all of our friends in need.

PB & J said...

Oh we're glad that they'll be back soon, a house without kittens is too quiet!

We're purring for all the sick kitties and people!

Marilynn said...

Prayers and purrs for the Sherwood group's excellent recovery and for all the sick furriends around.

Purrrrrrrrrs...

Grace & Company

Mo said...

I love it that there's a nip ravioli in each little fleece bed!

We're praying for all of our friends in need, too.
luv,
not the mama
and the gang from
purrchance to dream

ML said...

KC said...
Mo, i's wonnering if anyone would notice... three brofurs, three beds, and three raviolis. that's tha way thems are. Faith-Bo sits on tha couch right by tha row of beds. she haf her own ravioli.
Purrs,
KC

pee ess: they's getting ready to leaf to go pick up tha boys an Faith. Yay!

Zoolatry said...

The little "home theater" for the kitties looks very welcoming... do they get popcorn, too? Am sure each and everyone of them is going to be just fine... enjoy the homecoming.

Queen Snickers and Empress said...

Can't wait to see their reaction to their fun surprise!! ~queen Snickers

Parker said...

What a warm looking homecomeing! We lit our candle and are purring and praying hard for our friends.
I hope all of the kids are fine now!

felinesopher said...

a very well-prepared home-coming feline family:) oh how nice & comfy there.....

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We have lit candles. We will look forward to hearing good news (we hope) from everyone.

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Oh boy! Can't wait to see the kitties reactions!

ML said...

BTW, Faith didn't have any surgery due to the uri. We will take her in next week along with Missy, who needs shots and tags.
I am pleased to report that little Faith sat quietly in her soft carrier in my lap the whole trip, did not participate in the "pee fest", and only mewed a couple of times.
ML

Victor Tabbycat said...

We used a cardboard carrier for the first cat, and didn't even get to the garage before his paws dropped out the bottom!
~ Tabbymom Jen

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

hahaha! way ta go boys! we were prolly to groggy ta think of peeing on stuff. darn! we missed out on a good time!
Rascal

Mickey said...

Great little Mancats!Heh,heh,heh!!!!!
Purrs Mickey

divakitty said...

Uncle Max will be so proud!

Beezer said...

My goodness! Sol is a pound bigger than BJ and 2 more than Smokey? He is a big boy!
Not an ounce of fat on any of them, they're all mancat-in-training muscle.

As for the whole, ah, wet thing... are these the same boys that cuddled with the V-E-T when they were small enough to be held one hand? I guess they didn't like their surprise. Naughty boys!!

ML said...

Remember, Sol's name was originally Solitaire, because he was the runt and kept to himself. Now he's bigger than BJ. None of them weighed over 1.4 pounds the last time Dr. Smith saw them.
Yes, I'm thinking they told me they didn't care for their surprise. They will be on pain meds for the next three days, morning and night.
ML
Also, Missy weighs 12 pounds and KC weighs 7 pounds.

The Meezers said...

awesome job wif the peeing guys!!!! glad you're all home and ok.

Anonymous said...

O where O where has my little girl gone, O where O where can she be? With her bright blue eyes and her tongue so pink, O where O where can she be??

Anonymous said...

Above from your secret admirer

ML said...

KC said...
Hi, secret admirer!
Hmmmm, big blue eyes, that's gotta be Missy's secret admirer. Wowie, that's too cool. Missy's gotted a secret admirer.
i's posting a pickshure fur you tomorrow, okay. hee hee.
Purrs, KC

Radcliff, Allie, Luna, & Ozzie said...

Maybe the V*T should have kept the boys sedated a little longer, in the interests of getting everyone home.

So the boys are already bigger than KC. They're gonna be big mancats.

Emma's Kat said...

LMBO! Shame on you boys, lol! Well, I'm glad you all (including mommaML and dadCharley) got through your ordeal and are home and comfy once again! Hugs & purrs to all the kittehs!

Karen Jo said...

I'm guessing the boys didn't like their surprise much. I think they will recover quickly. I hope little Faith gets over her URI quickly and that things go smoothly for her next week.

Camie's Kitties said...

We are glad the boys are back home. Is Faith home too, or did she have to stay at the vet some more? You are right about the beds looking empty.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

Zoolatry said...

Well, well ML...
sounds like the boys
were playing
"get back".
That'll teach you!

Marilynn said...

I echo emma's kat: LMBO. But I know that's no fun to clean up all those wet and smelly cats -- and the car. Holy smoke! And yes, you're right -- thank heaven it happens only once. But then there are those trips for shots ... ah, well, they won't stay overnight for those.

When's Faith coming home? I miss her cute antics!

Cecil the Cougar: said...

If you fink that you are happy that -ectamy's only happen once, imagine how WE feel! MOL.

ML said...

Sweet little Faith is fine, she doesn't really seem that sick. We'll take her back next week to check and see if she is ready for her ladygarden-ectomy.
She didn't participate in the "Pee-Fest", but of course, she didn't have surgery.
I'll post some new pictures today, one of Missy for her secret admirer. The boys are rowdy as ever, they are on pain meds till Sunday, but you could never tell it.
ML

Queen Snickers and Empress said...

cover mouth with paws, giggling I am so sorry the boys peed in your car. :) ~Queen Snickers

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

HAHA Pee Fest!!!!
Bet they did put their little heads together to come up with that. And synchronized, even!

Eric and Flynn said...

Hehe those boys certainly paid you back. We're glad everything went well.

Lisa said...

I got only as far as the peeing sideways part and burst into uncontrollable laughter with tears rolling down my cheeks. Haven't laughed like that in a while. I'm sure YOU didn't think it was very funny!

Boy said...

Gosh...the V-E-T!!!

Wrigley & Cobalt said...

What a great little spot they have! It's funny that BJ was able to eat his way out. He must be a really strong cat.