It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and talk a little bit about health…which is no small thing.
I don’t know about you but I think I worry about Cino’s health more than I do my own, and when it comes to those annual vet visits, well let’s just say Cino isn’t a happy camper. I have to trick her to get her into her carrier and when I do she is letting me know how she feels about that the whole way to the vet’s office. I know she is stressed out and that in turn makes me stressed out. But I am working on being more calm because I believe she can feel how I am feeling.
Then there’s who you are bringing your pet to. I love Cino’s veterinarian. At this last visit we were talking about how it seems many people don’t like their own people doctor very much. I am one of them but yet I keep going to them. When it comes to Cino I would never just keep going. Who and how Cino is taken care of is no small thing to me.
I was asked today if having a cat is easy. It made me think of how I always hear from others how cats don’t need much care or attention.
I have a cat. Let me tell you a bit about her. My cat follows me around. She loves to be near me, talk to me, and play with me. When I come home she greets me at the door. She loves kisses, hugs, tummy tickles, and being pet on the head. She gets a prescription joint gel for tummy inflammation and pumpkin to help bowel movements. I brush her teeth every week and give her an oral care gel a few times a week. She gets three different kinds of food, has a filtered water fountain and a bowl of water. Her fountain needs weekly cleaning. Her litter box is scooped everyday and emptied, cleaned, and gets new litter every six weeks. She gets combed weekly and annually I have to fight with her to get her into her carrier to go for her physical. So…………….I wouldn’t say it is easy, nor would I say they don’t need much attention.
I think it is all in your perspective. Providing food and a litter box isn’t all they need…it’s just the bare minimum.