Monday, February 20, 2006

Not so cute kitties

Codi is pissed. P.I.S.S.E.D.

It all started on Saturday when Arcadica peed on the couch. She'd never done it before (thank goodness) and even though both J and I were 95% convinced that it was just her little way of telling us that she was fed up with strange people coming through the house, we figured that it was a good idea to take her to the vet "just in case."

Our appointment was this afternoon, and after much deliberation we decided to bring Codi too. She didn't need to see the vet, but we hoped that she'd be a calming influence on Arcadia, who has a violent hatred of the car. We have one big dog-sized carrier for both of them, and the drive over was predictably uneventful.

It was a busy day at the vet, so we ended up waiting for over an hour to finally see the doctor. She poked and prodded Arcadia for awhile and determined that she needs to go back tomorrow for more tests.

Meanwhile, Codi decided that she'd had enough of the vet's office and didn't want to be touched, breathed on, or even looked at by anyone. Unfortunately, she didn't tell Arcadia that, because the second she got back in the carrier Arcadia did her best to meld her body with Codi's. This did not go over well, and we spent the entire drive back yelling at Codi to stop hissing at and attacking Arcadia. For a few minutes I was really worried that we'd have to pull over to break up a full-fledged cat fight. I figured that as soon as we got home, though, Codi would go back to her usual loving self and would forget all about being mad at Arcadia.

Boy, was I wrong.

We've been home for over three hours now, and so far Codi has hissed at/tried to attack Arcadia a dozen times. At one point, she had Arcadia pinned in the hallway and Juan had to physically move her so Arcadia could come into the living room. Given that Codi usually lets Arcadia be the dominant cat, this is exceptionally unusual behavior.

So, as unfortunate as it is that poor Arcadia will have to spend all day tomoorrow at the vet, I think it's best that they be separated for awhile so hopefully Codi gets out of her funk.

Please make up, babies!

1 comment:

Kathleen said...

That picture is too funny! It made me laugh. Jeesh. Codi needs to lay off!