So you know how its a great idea to have a pet for your kids---something about teaching them responsibility, blah, blah, blah. That's one of the reasons that we even wanted to get a pet. Our yard is not fenced in so ruled out a dog (I hate that neighbor dogs come and poop in our yard so I was not going to be a contributor to more neighborhood poop!) So, the kids have just been in love with their kitty "Neko" since Uncle Raymond and Auntie Kelly brought them a cat from the shelter.
Well, we realized after my Dad left that the cat wasn't feeling good...no running around and jumping up on top of stuff, no rubbing up against you all the time, and she wasn't eating like she used to. At first I thought maybe she had just been traumatized by my Dad but when she started throwing up everywhere I knew something was really wrong. Three nights at the vet and $575 later...Neko is home and still alive (even if my wallet isn't!) Apparently, the cat somehow managed to get a bad, bad kidney infection. We're hoping if was just a one time thing and not a chronic problem but I am happy to report that Neko is back to her normal self. And while I'm not a crazy cat lady yet, I'm glad out kitty is home.
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