Aby-a-Day – July 7: A day at the doctor’s

Today was a big day. Today was our annual veterinary vist.

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Jacoby has been to our vet’s office so many times, he’s pretty blasé about the whole place. There was actually a large brindle mixed breed dog in the waiting room with us, but, as always, Jake was unfazed.

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He even tries to calm the other cats down while we’re waiting for our exam room to be ready.

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I love this shot of Jake and Angel. In the Warriors books, the cats often lay a friendly tail across the shoulders of their clanmates, but you don’t see cats do that a lot in real life.

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Once we’re in the waiting room, Angel becomes very brave. I’m never sure what it is about vet exam rooms that brings her out, but I get some of the best photos of her when we’re at the vet.

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At one point, Jake was sitting on the table while surveying the countertop…

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…and then he shot me the dirtiest look! It was pretty funny, considering he was the only one who didn’t need any vaccinations.

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He just needed to have his teeth looked at (he may be starting a resorptive lesion on one tooth).

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Jake also needed to have some paperwork filled out, because we’re going to try to get our therapy certification renewed next week.

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Angel always gets her eye looked at. She may have a blocked tearduct. But her teeth are looking good, and she also got her rabies shot.

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Kylie needs eardrops. She also will need to have her teeth cleaned and she got her combo booster shot.

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Tessie also got a shot, and her teeth are still in great shape after the cleaning last year. And that’s all she’ll let me talk about…

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It’s a lot of work to take all the cats in to see the vet at once, but it’s also kind of fun. They’re all so personable and well-behaved, I have to admit I like showing them off once in a while. And it’s always good to hear that everyone’s healthy. And now, apart from Kylie’s teeth, we’re all set until next year.

Other People’s Abys – Somali Sighting

Cate at Blanket ID found this great German cat furniture site…and some great Somali models!

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I see ruddies/usuals, red/sorrels, and a really adorable little blue Somali kitten…not to mention some really sweet furniture.