The Very Model / El Mismo Modelo

La versión español está después de la versión inglés.

WE TOOK MOOSE to the vet on Tuesday. San Geraldo had noticed a small bump a couple of weeks ago, which we assumed was from a dust-up with Dudo. They play rough. Sometimes we think (we know) they even fight — although they’ll never admit it. “Who us?!?”

But the bump changed and we were concerned it was something worse. (It was not.) San Geraldo — he of the catastrophic imagination — was especially worried.

The cats outgrew their travel cages and we never replaced them (since they never travel), but the vet’s office lent us one for the visit. Once San Geraldo got Moose inside (a sneak attack), you would have thought the world had come to an end. The office is just a block away and Moose yowled the entire way.

However, once at the vet, he was a perfect angel. The vet, Ana, was exceptional. After a brief introduction on the examining table, she let him walk around her office/examining room. He then jumped back up of his own accord. It’s just a very minor localized infection. San Geraldo did hold onto him most of the time, but it was gentle and he didn’t even flinch when Ana shaved the area, stuck in a needle (twice), and finally applied antiseptic and ointment. Ana was amazed and said she wished all cats behaved the way he did. “A model cat.”

Now, however, we have to apply antiseptic and ointment twice a day for 10 days. I have to just about sit on him. At least he immediately forgives us. Dudo, who comes up close and watches, would have major attitude.

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LLEVAMOS MOOSE A la veterinaria el martes. San Geraldo había notado una pequeña protuberancia hace un par de semanas, que supusimos que era de juego agresivo con Dudo. Ellos juegan rudo. A veces pensamos (sabemos) que incluso pelean, aunque nunca lo admitirán. “¿¡¿Nosotros?!?”

Pero el golpe cambió y nos preocupaba que fuera algo peor. (No fue así). San Geraldo — el de la imaginación catastrófica — estaba especialmente preocupado.

Los gatos superaron sus jaulas de viaje y nunca los reemplazamos (ya que nunca viajan), pero la oficina de la veterinaria nos prestó una para la visita. Una vez que San Geraldo metió a Moose adentro (un ataque furtivo), habrías pensado que el mundo se había acabado. La oficina está a solo una cuadra de distancia y Moose aulló todo el camino.

Sin embargo, después de que llegamos a la veterinaria, él era un ángel perfecto. La veterinaria, Ana, fue excepcional. Después de una breve introducción en la mesa de examen, ella lo dejó caminar alrededor de su oficina / sala de examen. Luego saltó de vuelta por su propia voluntad. Es solo una infección local muy menor. San Geraldo se aferró a él la mayor parte del tiempo, pero fue suave y ni siquiera se inmutó cuando Ana afeitó el área, la metió en una aguja (dos veces) y finalmente le aplicó un antiséptico y ungüento. Ana se sorprendió y dijo que deseaba que todos los gatos se comportaran como él. “Un gato modelo”.

Ahora, sin embargo, tenemos que aplicar el antiséptico y ungüento dos veces al día durante 10 días. Tengo que sentarme sobre él. Al menos de inmediato nos perdona. Dudo, que se acerca y mira, tendría mayor actitud.

SHAVED AND TREATED.
AFEITADO Y TRATADO.

WELL, PERHAPS SOME MOMENTARY ATTITUDE. (YES, WE NEED TO BUY A NEW “CAT TREE.”)
BIEN, TAL VEZ ALGUNA ACTITUD MOMENTÁNEA. (SÍ, TENEMOS QUE COMPRAR UN NUEVO “ARBOL” PARA LOS GATOS.)

“EL MISMO MODELO DE UN MODERNO MAYOR GENERAL.”
LO SIENTO. NO HAY UNA VERSIÓN ESPAÑOL.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

31 thoughts on “The Very Model / El Mismo Modelo”

  1. Dear ol’ Moose, I love him to death 🙂 Glad it is a minor condition. Don’t envy you the treatment of said condition. My old bichonpoo, Bella, has developed little wart like bumps all over her body. I’m pretty sure they have something to do with her age. I seem to be getting the same things on my head. Anyway, hug the furkids for me.

  2. Our pets can worry the heck out of us!
    Poor Moose……..by the tenth day you guys will have it down ‘pat’.

  3. I’m glad Moose is okay! HRH was the same way when going to the vet. It was always a battle royale to get her in the carrier but once at the vet’s, she would turn into the biggest sucky-baby on the planet and be very docile and timid. It was no problem to get her back into the carrier there. But once at home, she’d resume ruling me with an iron paw!

    1. Debra:
      We need to get new carriers and leave them out all the time, so the cats get used to them. Just gave Moose his first treatment of today… He’s catching on; it didn’t go as well as yesterday!

  4. Poor Moose! I’m so glad it was nothing and wish you all kinds of luck over the next ten days!

    Sidenote: in these instances, I am like SG. My mind always heads to the worst possible news!

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