Thursday, July 13, 2006

The cats now hate me very much

The official verdict from the vet is that Arcadia is a PITA, but she's a healthy PITA. Thank goodness. She's also a healthy PITA who now has a microchip embedded between her shoulder blades. If she or Codi (who also got 'chipped) ever escapes, any Humane Society in the country will be able to locate us through the tracking number on the chip.

It's pretty cool when you think about it, and given how much we'll probably be moving over the cats' lifetimes, it was something that needed to be done. Plus it's the law here.

I'm a big fan of the microchip, but the cats were slightly less impressed with it when the vet brought out the big ass needle that is used to embed it under their skin. It was probably the biggest needle I've ever seen, and they were not happy about it. Codi hissed at me and the vet, and Arcadia just whipped her head around and looked accusingly at me as if to say, "YOU'RE the reason my life is so hard!"

We're all home now, and both the cats are doing their best to pretend that I'm not here. Good for them. Personally, I would be only too happy to go another year before I have to wrestle them into their carrier again to visit the scary vet.

1 comment:

The Town Criers said...

I didn't even know that microchiping pets was possible. See all the cool things you can learn when you follow someone's link from your blog?

I'll send the bill to that nurse. Consider yourself going on a relaxing trip!