Mancat Monday: A Couple of Odds and Ends with Brian

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Hello friends, as you could tell, we had a very active and interesting week around these parts.  We had the good health reports for Seal and for our Dad and then we had Seal sharing the secret that there were kittens out back.  They sure are active little buggers.

Anyways, I thought I’d mention a few odds and ends today.  Several of you liked seeing the 3 kittens, well, there are 4 kittens, yep 4.  A few of our elder ferals looked at them like there goes the neighborhood MOL.  They’ll get used to seeing them soon, I’m certain of it.

Everyone liked that Seal’s new Vet is a good one.  Just to be clear, the Vet I go to is a fabulous Vet and I have no plans on leaving her care, she’s been with me though a lot and we have a very good history together.  I squawk about the ride and the traffic but actually I’m okay with it.  We still don’t know what to do with Simon’s Vet care, he panics in the carrier and the car and his temperature spikes way too high. So, 2 of us have Vets we’re happy with.

Okay, that’s it for now.  Y’all have a fun day, catch ya later. Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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1 year ago

all the best for the little ones… and we hope there is a solution for your simon….

1 year ago

Good that you are happy with your vet and both Dad and Seal are in good health.

1 year ago

you look so sweet in your custom fit scratcher bowl. happy to hear 2 of you are happy with your vet. Beau loves everyone but Mama is not happy with our vet or his office or the people who work there. it is tough to find a vet here, more pets than vets..

1 year ago

The “babies” are so cute – love kittens – they just never stop moving and having fun. Wish we could think of something to help Simon. A “visiting vet” would be ideal for him but there are VERY FEW of those unfortunately. Teddy HATES being in the car and has a mini-panic attack when we take him to our vet – but once there he relaxes and he really likes the vet and the staff so things go well until we get back in the car to come home!

Hugs, Pam

Memories of Eric and Flynn

It is a pity that Simon has such a bad reaction to travel. Will the vet do home visits? The kittens are so sweet.

1 year ago

Do they have any vets that are mobile? That would be a good idea maybe for Simon?

1 year ago

Brian, you are looking quite content today ~ thank you to your Dad for sharing all your newsy news, tho a mixed review
today …

Eastside Cats Blog
1 year ago

Brian, this image almost looks like you are in a boat!
Am wondering if the kittens are young enough to be socialized.
It’s funny that the older cats are wondering ‘what they hey?’ when kittens are around; they are rowdy wee things.

1 year ago

You fit so well in your cardboard cup. How dandy. It takes a loving human to find a good vet
for much loved pets, and it is a great thing for all of you. Hope Simon eventually is calmer about the
visits. Precious has been going to a great vet for 5 of her 9 years with me, and she hates every yearly
trip more than the last.

Cecilia Cofield Upchurch

Simon I know exactly what you mean about a spike caused by docs. My BP spikes when I go the the doc too.
Hugs Cecilia

1 year ago

I’m glad I came over to see the new kitties on Saturday. So adorable.

I’ve never had a kitty that like being in a carrier or the car. It there medicine Simon can have to make it easier?

Have a fabulous day and week. Scritches all around and my best to your peeps. ♥

Millie & Walter
1 year ago

It’s good to have vets that you like. We don’t really mind the vets themselves but don’t really like going to the vet. We have a service called Doorbell Vet where they come to see you at your house. Our pawrents have been thinking of switching over to them since Millie can sometimes get stress colitis after a vet visit. They are more expensive but what price do you put on your precious pets?

1 year ago

That looks so comfy for you, I am glad to hear you 2 of you are happy with your vets taking care of your health and that dad is doing ok too 🙂

Have a happytastic Monday 👍

The Poupounette Gang

That’s a cute scratcher beddie, Brian! Tama says it looks like her new one!

Finding the right vet is such a challenge but so worth it!

Tama and Benny

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren

poor Simon!! Is there a mobile Vet that could come to your house for him?

Darla M Sands
1 year ago

You look so cute, Brian! Best wishes to all your family, indoors and out.

1 year ago

Cute photo of you on the scratcher, Brian! Glad that the vets are working well for you and Seal. I know it’s hard for Simon and any kitty who just can’t relate at all to vet visits. Those kittens are adorable for sure!

da tabbies o trout towne
da tabbies o trout towne
1 year ago

dood….that scratcher box iz like de awesumest !!! 🙂 N ya noe what….traffix a hot mezz heer in TT two….de gurlz all wayz yellin bout it !! 🙂 we due knot see a moovee bout de kittenz….may bee itz R peaz sea ? ~~~ ♥♥

A ShutterBug Explores

Simon ~ you look cozy in your little bed ~ amazing you fit ~ huh? ~ Sweet photo ~ Be well all ~ Xo

Wishing you love and laughter in your days,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

1 year ago

We’re so glad everyone is doing well in your house Brian!!!

1 year ago

For Simon, you could ask the vet about using a pre-appointment medication called gabapentin. From what I’ve been reading, giving gabapentin to anxious kitties an hour or so before their appointment is very common. It calms them or makes them sedate if you give a larger dose (100 mg is typical), It wears off in about 10-12 hours. I think it’s something we will have to use with Tilly because at her vet visit, she was terrified just being in a new environment. She didn’t get any shots or anything, just a brief physical exam as we consulted the vet… Read more »

Adventures of the LLB Gang

We are so glad everyone has doctors they like…and hope Simon calms down and finds one he likes too!
Rosy, Jakey & Sunny


Our vet recommended to use a hefty spray of cat calming pheromones on a towel, and put it in or on top of the carrier…maybe even both. Then at the vet put the towels on your lap to keep on with the good feelings. That helped our Minko a lot, he would also get terribly stressed to go anywhere in the carrier.

Your new kittens are very cute. Are you going to try and get them used to people so they might be adoptable?

Brian, you sure have a made to order comfy spot in that scratcher-cup!

Cathy Keisha
1 year ago

If you’re happy with a vet, there’s no reason to switch.Just cos Seal liked one, doesn’t mean you would. I loved Dr. D. but when I recommended her on the local app, some didn’t. She was so good and calming to my feral self.

Ellen Pilch
1 year ago

Is there a home vet in your area? I wish we still had one.

Mary Kirkland
1 year ago

It’s too bad you can’t find a vet that makes home visits.

The Florida Furkids
1 year ago

We are lucky that our vet is 3 blocks from our house. We still sing the song of our people but it’s a fast trip.

Melissa & Mudpie
1 year ago

“There goes the neighborhood” MOL!!!

Lucy and Xena
1 year ago

Wondering if you have any vets around there who make house calls??

1 year ago

Nobody really likes going to a doctor. Just gotta make the best of it. It’s okay to let your complaints be heard but remember no scratching!

1 year ago

Cute pic of Brian. We have a few traveling vets that strictly do house calls, Of course, you would have to confine the cat to a small room or crate beforehand as we ALL know what cats do when the doorbell rings:)

Mickeys Musings
1 year ago

Our Vet is 5 minutes up the road so mum walks there.
Still not crazy about the carrier or Vet visits :/
Purrs, Julie

1 year ago

Me alegra que les vaya bien con la nueva veterinaria. Tenga una buena semana.

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song

Good luck. Sometimes the vet visit is worse than the illness.

1 year ago

You might remind the ferals that at least the neighborhood is not going to the dogs.

This sounds way weird but it worked for us. We had a semi-feral cat for 16 years, Horizon. He was terrified of his own shadow and everything else. The only way to take him to the vet without him having a panic attack was to tie him up in a big pillowcase. He was so enclosed it kept him calm. Might be worth a try with Simon.

Kathe W.
1 year ago

So happy to hear that all is going well- hugs to the new arrivals!

The Oceanside Animals

Charlee: “We like to hear about good health reports! But poor Simon with the traveling.”
Chaplin: “Too bad it’s not like the old days where the doctor came over with a black bag for a house call!”

1 year ago

That looks like a pretty tight fight.
Coffee is on and stay safe

Lone Star Cats
1 year ago

Angelique has had bad reactions to da vet before and had seizures. She is overdue, but we’re nervous about taking her.

1 year ago

Do you guys have a vet that does home visits in your area? Simon might do best with that. And he’s still young, so he shouldn’t need any of the stuff older cats do that requires lots of equipment.

Three Chatty Cats
1 year ago

Glad to hear about Seal and your dad. Hopefully, Simon will get used to the car trips.

Cathy Kennedy
1 year ago


Thanks for the health check report. I hope Simon can calm down soon so things are less stressful for him when he goes to for his Vet visits. Oh goodness, four kittens in the backyard! What fun entertaining that must be for you all. I love watching kittens play. They are so adorable!

Anne Robinson
1 year ago

Great photos always! Good to see the little kittens too. I always pray they all find good homes. Life is hard outside whne you are don’t have a home.
Good news health wise. YAY!