Monday, April 16, 2012

Photo Fun #38 Winner

This morning I shelled out seventy some odd euros on a cat that has a cold, which was not a very good start to this Monday.

True, I did get pretty-boy vet today, which makes taking a hit to the pocketbook a little easier.  But still, seventy euros, ouch!  Now, Pretty-Boy has a face that, aside from the facial hair, is just too pretty to belong to a guy. More than handsome, you'd have to say he's beautiful, which is just weird.  And he's got these amazingly long eyelashes, the kind that many women would sell their souls to have.  Kind of a waste really.  A man doesn't need eyelashes like that.  Every time I see him, I just can't stop wondering what he would look like as a girl, and I can't help but imagine him wearing a dress.  And each time I'm pretty sure he's puzzled by the amused look on my face, and why I don't seem more concerned, as he explains to me in great detail exactly what is wrong with my cat.

Pretty-Boy, I'm not really that heartless.  It's just that it's extremely difficult to pay attention to what you are saying and at the same time wonder if there's as much hair on your legs as there is on your face.  Which leads me to wonder how you would keep it under control if you really were a woman...

And before you know it, I've agreed to all sorts of "absolutely necessary" treatments, that may or may not cure my cat, but that I'm certain will add to my vet's vacation fund.  At least I hope he thinks of me when he's lying on some tropical beach somewhere, sipping a fancy cocktail.  Why is it that vets are always so good at making you feel guilty if you don't go all out on the treatment options, because, well, "you love your cat don't you?"  This particular one is especially fond of prescribing expensive vitamins to put in the cat's water, which my cat will pay absolutely no attention to, because as everyone who's ever had a cat can tell you, cats drink from dirty puddles, not from nice clean water bowls.

Maybe I should just go outside and put the drops in the nearest puddle.  I'll probably have a better chance of getting them into my cat that way.

So, I'm out seventy euros on some vitamins, an antibiotic shot, and some eye drops, that, knowing my cat, will mostly end up anywhere except in his eyes. I managed not to faint when they told me how much it was, but barely. It's a cold, people! Isn't that just a little overpriced?  But, to be fair, Pretty-Boy is a good vet, and he takes good care of my cats.

And he's pretty.

So, after recovering from the shock of it all, with the help of a nice glass of wine at lunch, I'm here to announce this week's Photo Fun contest winner. It's Wanda, of Tailfeather Chronicles! Not only was she the first person to comment, but she also got it right on the first try. She guessed that my mystery object was an expandable ponytail/bun holder, and that's what it is. This is Ultraviolet's, and it was her idea to use it for Friday Photo Fun, since I'm really running out of ideas.

Seriously, folks. No ideas left.

View from top, open.

View from bottom, closed.
So, congrats to Wanda!  Make sure to visit her.  Today he has some lovely birdbath photos up.  And now I'm off to find the cat to see if I can get those drops in....more than likely he'll be in hiding, as far away from me as possible.

Maybe I should set up a birdbath too....that might bring my cat out of hiding.

8 comments:

  1. are you sure PrettyBoy is a boy? Fake facial hair can be convincing.

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    1. Maybe next time I should tug on it to see if it's real. ;)

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  2. My vet is good about laying out the options and then telling you what he would do ... and it's not always the most expensive option. He has also cut us some deals on repeat visits. He does not look like a woman, though, so maybe he realizes that we are actually paying attention when he's diagnosing the cats.

    There is no humanly possible way to get medication into a cat. It will end up on their fur, on the floor, on your face or sometimes in your hair. I have had them hide pills under their tongues and spit them out later, produce copious amounts of saliva in order to wash it out of their mouths (and onto the floor, hair, etc.), even smack a hand to make the syringe fly across the room.

    If someone could invent a cat medicator that actually works, he/she would make a fortune!

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    1. Okay, let's get to it. We're smart people, and we know cats, so we should be able to do it. Or are we going to let the cats outsmart us? ;)

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  3. 'Scuse me but how's a man supposed to know what an expandable ponytail/bun holder is?

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    1. Touché. To make it fair, next time I'll try to post a "guy" thing.

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  4. I had a dentist that was a "Pretty-Boy"! Over a period of 17 years I helped him build 2 new homes, new cars for the whole family every other year, expensive vacations and send 3 kids to college! My little brain cell would like to thank you for the big red button..again! You are definitly running out of ideas when I am able to guess right on the first try!

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    1. Wow, your Pretty-Boy must have been very pretty indeed. ;) Don't sell yourself short, you're a great guesser, and you deserve that button.

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