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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43 thoughts on “Mancat Monday: A Couple of Odds and Ends with Brian

  1. MadSnapper

    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..

  2. Pam

    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

  3. Zoolatry

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

  4. Eastside Cats Blog

    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.

  5. Precious

    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.

  6. Sandee

    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. ♥

  7. Millie & Walter

    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?

  8. stevebethere

    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 👍

  9. Leah

    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!

  10. da tabbies o trout towne

    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 ? ~~~ ♥♥

  11. 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)

  12. Indulgedfurries

    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 about how to manage her aggression towards the other cats. The vet prescribed gabapentin to reduce Tilly’s anxiety. 100 mg made Tilly sleep all day so we give her only 15-20mg every 12 hours to take the edge off her anxious behavior.

  13. Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs

    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!

  14. Cathy Keisha

    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.

  15. Patricia

    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!

  16. Diane

    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:)

  17. Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song

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

  18. messymimi

    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.

  19. 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!”

  20. Summer

    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.

  21. Cathy Kennedy


    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!

  22. Anne Robinson

    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!

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