Jan 17, 2011

My Little Brutus -- A Heartbeat At My Feet

What greater gift than the love of a cat? ......

Today started out like any other day..quite a few thing to do and one of those was taking Brutus to the vet for is regular check up.  Nothing unusual about that.

I text ed my friend Liliana that I was taking Brutus to the vet and she immediately wanted to know if the "baby" was all right.  She loves him as much as we do I think.  Not only was she concerned but she insisted on meeting us at the vet just so that she can see Brutus.  Gives me an opportunity also to see her:)

Everyone at he vet knows Brutus goes with us all the time to the Bahamas so when we arrived they just looked at him and asked "how's the traveller"?

He had his usual exam and was touched and petted everything he likes until of course came the shots.   All was going so good with his exam until the doctor examined his paw.  It was completely swollen and oozing blood.  We  pay so close attention to his every move and the fact that we missed this makes me feel so guilty.  Like as if I were a bad mom to Brutus.  Even Arvid was a bit concerned that he did not notice it:(

He's had his antibiotics and is now resting close to us.  I am still feeling really terrible for not seeing the paw....poor kitty must be in a lot of pain.

The doctor said it may be an allergy to his food so now I will have to try and change his diet.  Anyone who has a pet especially a cat knows how difficult it is to switch them to another food once they have decided on the one they like.  Have to give it a try and hope for the best.  For me, one of the pleasures of cats' company is their devotion to bodily comfort.  A famous quote:  " My husband said it was him or the cat...I miss him sometimes." .........

I love cats because I love my home and after a while they become its visible soul...our home would NEVER be the same without Brutus....