A trip to the vet and more Freecycle

After I saw the guys off to school this morning, I grabbed a shower and then I rounded up the cats.  I had Callie in my arms and got her downstairs, but I couldn’t get the cat carrier open with one hand.  Callie figured out what was going on and got away and went and "hid".  I got the cat carriers ready and went up to find the cats.  They have their usual hiding spots, but today they weren’t even really hiding.  They were laying on a small table in front of a window in our craft/hobby room.  Said room has a door.  Smart move, kitties.  πŸ™‚  I got Shadow and headed back downstairs, shutting the door behind me.  Shadow goes into her carrier pretty easily.  I got her zipped in (she has a Sampsonite soft-sided carrier) and headed back up to get Callie.  She had moved under the table.  As I went near her, she started walking toward me.  DUH!!!  So I picked her up and carried her downstairs and wrangled her into her carrier.  She has a normal cat carrier, and I use gravity to help me – I set the cat carrier on end with the door open and put her in head first.  She tries to use her back legs to stay out, but gravity takes over soon enough and plop – into the carrier she goes.  And then the meowing begins.  Neither girl likes traveling and they both meowed all the way to the vet – all 2 1/2 miles.  I was using a special thing they have where you just drop the pets off for vaccinations and then pick them up later.  I couldn’t get an appointment until May, but I wanted to get them in now while I’m still on leave.  The vet fits them in between other patients.  

So once I got home, I got more stuff posted on Freecycle, I got the bed stripped and sheets AND mattress pad in the washer, and I got dinner in the crockpot.  I put a roast in the crockpot with some taters and carrots, and onions and garlic on top for flavor.  And all that by lunchtime!!  I spent the afternoon crocheting and doing computer stuff.  Later in the afternoon, I had another Freecycle pickup – from stuff I had posted today!!  Then I went and picked the cats up from the vet.  Both are healthy and got their feline distemper shots.  I also got something to give them when we travel – hopefully it works.  I don’t want to drive all the way across the country with 2 cats meowing in the back of the van.

After Ryan and Robbie got home from school, we played for a while, and then headed to Ryan’s doctor’s appointment.  I had to go to as his doctor wanted to meet me.  Then when we got home, I got some biscuits in the oven and when they were ready, we ate.  After Robbie was in bed, I finished the baby blanket I was working on.  I just need to tuck the ends in, but I’ll do that tomorrow.

Today’s high:  72
Current:  42

5 thoughts on “A trip to the vet and more Freecycle

  1. my cats

    also give me a hard time for the vet. I take the cat carrier into the bathroom and then grab a cat. I also have it on an end and let the gravity take over. Usually works. I also like using the bathroom as I can close the door and they can’t run and hide on me LOL


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