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Tue 14 Mar 2006

Xylo at the vet

Category : meow

The taxi ride ended at the vets. Like Christabel says, Xylo seems too clean to be a stray. The vet did a thorough checkup and vaccination which Xylo did not protest; he's quite a gentle cat despite being bitey in the evenings and night (he loves to attack my big toe!); but Mr Bats was that way too and stopped after some time after some encouragement.

The vet was quite amused by his cooperative ways and the conversation he kept up in the examination room. He is a much bolder cat than Mr Bats and Tiger, of course - he was licking his paws on the examination table!

She was also surprised he'd found me in the mangroves. Luckily my muddy booties were there to support my claim!

He might have some body mites so we have to keep him separate form the Mr Bats and Tiger for the moment. Anyway we left armed with a mite shampoo. Happily the horror stories I hear about friend's cats do not apply here - he seems a suitable candidate for a shower.

You can see Mr Bats and Tiger checking him out quietly through the grill. They aren't Jelly-like cats, so I think that makes introductions easier. Mornings are a better time for introductions when cats are less alert, but first to get rid of the mites!


With his compliance at the vet (he's a starved cat after all, and was probably coooperative in the hope there would be food at the end of all this), we decided to work on him in the corridor outside. He got a full body wipe down and had his nails done and was fed after which he took a contented snooze.

He ate with lightning speed of course, choking on his food; it is sad to see any organism go hungry. Though he was not an emaciated kitten, we gave him the kitten feed we just bought in small amounts until his tiny stomach seemed full.

After a room was prepared for his sole occupancy, it was the shower next! That was an anti-climax because Xylo didn't complain much - even with the 5-minute lather that the instructions recommended! This kitten is not afraid of water it seems. Oh but of course, he found me in the mangroves!



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