All About The Booties

I brought Simon home from the vet Friday afternoon. I expected him to be a little skittish after a few days at the vet. I expected him to be a little sore from having his rear-claws removed. I thought he might even be a little cranky.

...but the ice-skating? That was totally unexpected.


As he came walking out of his carrier, his hind-feet went flying every which way.

He looked as surprised by this as I was.

His left hind-foot went "FWIP!"
His right hind-foot went "FWAP!"
His ass went "FWUMP!" after his feet slipped out from under him, sending it to the floor.

"WTF Dad?!? Did you grease the floor? Dude! I got no traction!"

It never occurred to me that his post-surgery kitty-bootie-wrapped feet would be slick as hell on a hardwood floor. He couldn't even walk! Clearly, something had to be done... so, I called the vet to see if they had any thoughts.

It is said that duct-tape has a million and one uses; I've discovered the extra 'one' everyone refers to.



Luckily, Simon has been handling all of this like a champ. He refused to wear the lamp-shade collar the vet sent him home with, but he's made no attempt to chew the booties off his feet or mess with the pain-medicine-patch on his back.


Instead, he found himself a high perch on my bathroom counter, and he cozied up for the day.


Tomorrow, we go back to the vet for a quick pain-patch and bootie removal visit. After that, we have two weeks of medicine, and then it's all over.


I explained this to Simon, and he smiled.


I wonder how long it takes for back-fur to grow back.

...I guess we'll find out.

::::: | Sunday, Mar 11 2007 at 12:42 PM
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Shawnte said:

Yay for a happy and healthier Simon! I'm sure it will take a while for him to get his bearings, but I hope you enjoy it and laugh appropriately as he adjusts.

p.s. The booties? Adorable!

::::: | March 11, 2007 8:48 PM

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