So my sweet little Daisy was spayed recently. I knew it would eventually come when this had to be done. A lot of good reasons to do this to your cat, I don’t have to list them as I know you already know, and you don’t need to be lectured on it. I have to admit though, I was nervous, in my mind I often thought of worse case scenarios. I quickly snapped out of that though.
We get up early, and like clockwork, she want to be fed, so that fact were not feeding her, I am sure she felt something was up. We got ready, got all documents we needed, and put her in her carrier. I am sure she is thinking “What is going on?”, right?
I don’t think she is too happy. But we arrived, they told us a few things, and then we were off. I went to RMV to apply for my state ID, yes ID not drivers license. We have only one car, I don’t think I need a license right now. Although, it would probably be a good idea in the near future, as anything can happen that requires me to drive.
This part of the day took the longest. We arrive early, after dropping Daisy off at the Vet. We go over to the RMV and they are closed, it said not open until 9, we go and have some breakfast. Then back to the office as it was going to be opening. We go in, and there is a line forming already. But no one was coming to open. So we are thinking what the heck is going on? William looks it up on the net, and turns out on Thursdays they don’t open until 10pm!!!
Alright that was getting us a little pissy, okay so we go on to Walmart, picked up a few things we needed. I got some new towels, hot pink of course looked at some curtain, I wanted to put up in the bedroom and Daisy has done a number on the blinds. I’m not sure if she will be like this after her surgery, some say they calm down, we’ll see. So after doing a little shopping, we go back to RMV, and begin the wait. It was a kind of long line, I was there I really didn’t want to leave. William was suggesting going to another one in another town. I told him, I’d wait in line, and he could go chill in the car if he wants. He didn’t he stuck it out with me.
So after waiting for about an hour we finally got to the front desk and we are given a number, and again we sit down and begin to wait, after about 45 minutes they call us. I give all the documents I need, except that our lease was not going to go into effect until June 2014, and the woman wouldn’t take it. I thought OMFG just great!!!! She said, get the proper document, and return and you will have priority in being seen, so we said okay.
We left, came home, started searching for last years lease, searched for 30 mins I was about to give up and say we’ll go back in June, when I heard him yelp downstairs and say he found it. I was super happy and so was he We gathered our things and off to RMV again, there was a short line, which made me so happy. I told him as we waited, there is going to be a rush of people at 2pm. So we go in, get a new number and we waited for about 15 minutes, and finally got my things sorted. I don’t like my photo, I should of retaken it but I didn’t care much. My eyes look funny haha. Oh well. As we walk out there is a massive line, I’m thinking oh em gee. I am so glad we came when we did.
So we weren’t due to pick up Daisy until 4:30pm, so we decided to go to Stop n’ Shop and do a little grocery shopping, by this time I was so dead tired. We did our shopping, and William said, we are picking her up early which we did. We only waited like 2 minutes and they got to us right away.
My heart was breaking seeing her with the cone, and her little meows, even now I feel like crying. I’m such a wimp OK well they gave us her meds, all paper work I needed, and we paid the bill and left. Brought her home, and let he out of the carrier, and the cone just looked so depressing on her, she wanted to sleep most of the first 2 days after surgery, she ate close to nothing at first, when the meds they gave her finally were letting her walk around, she was stumbling, most times she would sit with her head down. It really broke my heart. I thought she was depressed.
How sad right? I was bummed because she looked like she was bummed. Well after 3 days of seeing her like that, I couldn’t take it anymore, neither could William. So I searched the net, I also posted on facebook, in my post someone suggested the donut. I kept that in mind, later I searched the net, and I also read that as a recommendation. So I looked up the donut, and I found a Procollar Protective Collar, I was able to find one on ebay, but didn’t want to wait, even if it was only $12, William went this morning to Petco and picked up a pink one, although it was $20 but I wanted some relief for her … like now!!
He returned, and I finally was able to take off that cone, and I rubbed her neck and pet her. Finally put on the new collar, and it looked so much better. She’s only had it on for a few hours, but I could see the difference already. With the cone, he would get it in her food, and water, and when she went potty, yuck, it’s a big mess. I was so happy to get her the new collar as you can see she is happy now.
Her head isn’t down like it was with the cone, and she was able to eat, before she had a hard time, I had to hand feed her. I wanted her to be independent and eat on her own. Now she can. I am so so happy. We still need to keep an eye on her, she goes back for another appointment in June, to remove stitches or whatever they do. I was hoping they come out on their own, but I guess not. Ugh another bill LOL Believe me it was such a long long day. I’m still recuperating hehe.