I always wanted a cat ever since I was little but, dad said NO WAY. I did get to have many pets over the years like a blue fronted amazon (still have, her name is Birdy… yes Birdy), blue and gold macaw, flop eared bunnies, and tons of ducks and fish. So when I moved out of my parents house I had to live in the dorms… STILL NOT ABLE TO HAVE A CAT!
Oh, and now when my parents come visit, guess who loves to play with the cat! MOM AND DAD!
When I moved to an apartment at age 21, I finally got Rio Oki.
She has been the joy of my life. Her favorite thing to do is flop on the ground and let you rub her belly. She sleeps under the covers with my husband and I all the time. We love her so much and like her to always be around us, so we installed a cat door to our bedroom so we could have our privacy and still be able to let the cat in and out.
Well, recently I changed vets because my previous one went under new ownership and I just didn’t like the change. Now I go to http://www.villagevetclinic.com/index.pml, and they are WONDERFUL. (all female staff too)
So two Saturday’s ago we went and the vet found a heart murmur on Rio… it took all I had to not just start balling right there. She kept reassuring me that it could mean nothing but she wanted to do blood work to make sure. I agreed and then we had to wait til Monday for the results. Of course that wrecked my whole weekend cause I was so scared for her.
Monday comes and I get home from work at 5, thinking, well guess I’ll have to wait til tomorrow to get the results. 5:34 p.m. I get a phone call from the vet: everything looks ok like the liver, blah blah blah but… her bnt is 187. She goes into explaining that <100 is good and >270 is cause for “real” concern. By then I’m BALLING. I’m trying to make sentences but it just sounds like babble, sniff sniff, bable. Now the vet wants to set an echo gram date so they can look at her heart and see if it is normal size or what. So we set it for this past Saturday.
We got there and Rio Oki, of course scared to death, was shaking in my arms. I almost started crying then, but didn’t want her to know I was upset. So my husband and I sat patiently when finally the vet comes in and takes Rio away for her echo gram. It felt like she was gone FOREVER, but once she got back… she had a huge smile on her face.
Vet: Rio Oki did so well, she was such a well mannered kitty… and everything looks normal. Yep I cried! She said sometimes kitties that have murmurs never have any problems with it, and others will so we have to do an echo gram every year. BUT THIS YEAR, Rio Oki is in PURRRRFECT HEALTH.
I couldn’t be happier!