You may have noticed I was absent for the latter part of last week.
You may wonder why.
I would like to address the reason in a poem entitled:
Toby the $1,445 Cat
Karen my dear, in this season of cheer, would you keep an eye on my Toby?
He’s such a good cat who licks up all scraps and never but never is mopey.
You see I’m going away, to the sun and the sand
and I need you to see that he’s fine.
I will do that Mama, he’s even declawed. I’ll treat him as though he was mine.
Good bye and have fun out there in the sun, don’t worry about your little cat Toby.
I fed him and stroked him and made sure he peed.
Everything went well until dreaded day 3.
That Toby he hid. He barfed and he cried.
I kept a close eye, to my mother I lied.
Oh Toby? He’s fine, I’m watching him now. Go play in the sand.
He’s happy I vowed.
Then into my car went Toby the cat. To the emergency clinic for the next day he sat.
He came home one night, then back the cat went.
The cat getting sicker, the money was spent.
My account all but drained he would still not imbibe.
Not a morsel or liquid or anything fried.
The emergency clinic is not a cheap place to go.
In fact you might say it’s run by vet-ho’s.
They gave him some tests and I.V.ed him some water
I think they were stupid or scamming this daughter
They said he was sick
but could not tell why
I had a bad feeling they had brains of a fly
The 3rd. vet was great. I cannot deny it.
He told me poor Toby had pancreatitis.
I took Toby home
and force fed him some food.
He had appetite stimulants to improve his mood.
Poor Toby the cat was under some stress
He missed his mom Betty, which caused him to fret.
For 7 days he lived with no food and no water,
Between life and death poor Toby cat tottered.
He finally ate the day she came home.
He’s still on the mend, but he eats and he roams
For 7 days I lived at the home of my mom.
Force feeding the cat and trying to stay calm.
Although he is living, alive and is well,
2 of the 3 vets should be sent straight to hell.
With all said and done
The most expensive vets in the nation
Ended up costing my mom more than a Mexican vacation.