Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Trip to the vet

Today was Round 2 of Feline Leukemia Virus vaccine. The master tactician (that would be me) succeeded in boxing up all three cats in under 15 minutes. I always worry that I'll fail, we'll arrive too late for our appointment, and be denied access. That's probably a little leftover neurosis from my youth (my mother was never on time for *anything*). But having done this a couple of times now I think I've got a routine:
(1) Brush Cricket where she is napping at the foot of the bed; snag her and carry to open box in the next room.
(2) Pick gentle John up off the top of the cat tree and put into second box.
(3) Close all bedroom doors and disassemble the bed in order to extricate Madeleine from underneath it. After several minutes of chase, corner her by the door and carry a large squirming kitty who doesn't like to held under any circumstances 10 feet to place in the last box.


Guanaco said...

Shadow hates being held. But he behaves differently in each part of the house. In some rooms he's downright friendly. In others... watch out!

Anonymous said...

Wow - I am so impressed! I can barely manage capturing and taking one cat to the vet, three is unbelievable!

It used to be I could lure Kellie into her carrier by putting a treat inside, she is so on to me now though!