Saturday, April 20, 2013

a tale of two kitties

Hi, and happy Saturday!
I mentioned yesterday that Bucky and Cocoa had a little bit of a rough week, and I promised more details-- so here's what happened.

siamese cats
Bucky and Cocoa are best friends.  They snuggle together, they get into mischief together-- they're rarely apart.  Cocoa had a little tummy issue last Sunday, so we took him to an emergency vet clinic because we were worried he would get dehydrated.  (I'll tell you the end of the story right now so you don't have to worry: Cocoa is totally healthy, no problems at all.  Yay!)  Cocoa's physical was fine, but they wanted to keep him overnight to make sure he was hydrated and to run a few more tests.  It was so upsetting to have to leave him at the vet, but since it was for his own health, I did it as calmly as I could.  Which, to be honest, wasn't very calmly.  

siamese cat alf
Bucky wasn't pleased with the situation either.  Cocoa is like his teddy bear, and he kept turning around trying to get comfortable without his cuddly little pal.  After a little while, I settled an Alf stuffed animal in with him, and he snuggled up with it for the night.

siamese cats snuggling
When we went to get Cocoa the next day, we discovered that the tip of his ear had been accidentally cut off, apparently when they were cutting off his temporary paper collar.  Thankfully, we noticed before leaving the vet's office.  And that is all I can say about that, because it's too infuriating to even think about.  Bucky didn't react well to all the vet-smells on Cocoa when he got home.  Bucky hissed and growled whenever Cocoa got near him, and Cocoa couldn't figure out why his buddy suddenly wouldn't have anything to do with him.  I was a nervous wreck-- even though I had read that this is totally normal behavior after one pet has an unfamiliar scent, I was worried that my little guys wouldn't be able to patch things up.  But they did, of course, and now they're back to curling up together on my bed, snoozing, and grooming each other.  Thank goodness.

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!


  1. Aww, these two are adorable! <3 I'm glad Cocoa is alright and it wasn't anything serious! But accidentally cutting off the tip of a cat's ear?! Poor kitty :(

    1. Thank you so much! Oh my gosh-- I think my eyes just about bugged out of my head when I saw his little ear, especially since nobody had documented anywhere that it had happened. Thankfully, he's doing well and seems to have forgotten all about it. I still need to take a few deep breaths every time I think about it, though.

  2. They cut his ear?! OMG. I can't begin to tell you the screaming fit (a la three year old) that would have ensued if someone did that to my babies. Can't believe you held it together!

    1. Well... to be honest, the words "irresponsible" and "unacceptable" were uttered quite a few times. I still don't understand why something sharp enough to cut his ear was being used to cut paper to start with, or why nobody thought to put their hand between the scissors and his head. Those both seem like really obvious ways of preventing injury. Cocoa doesn't seem too bothered about it, but it happened so needlessly.


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