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Dental Blues

Woe is me. Yesterday, before I had any breakfast…and I was hungry… my (formerly) favorite human put my collar on me so I thought I was going for a walk with my harness and leash, but then she shoved me into one of those plastic box things (with my fleece blanket thankfully, although it didn’t help much), loaded me into that scary car, and drove for hours and hours while I squeaked and meowed in fright. Then she took me into this room with other cats and ladies…and left me. “Don’t worry, you’ll be alright” she says…yeah, right.

I was scared and just sat watching something called Marco the Maine Coon. Apparently he is the biggest cat around, but he is actually a nice kitty and very beautiful. There was also Chip, another really big cat and very handsome. They sat quietly watching me in my plastic box. I was scared, but curious, too. Chip and Marco live at this place, and sometimes Chip donates blood to other cats who need it. Their human is called Veterinarian. Funny name for a human, but she’s OK, and she doesn’t let those dogs come in this place so that makes her even more OK.

Then, a lady whisked me away into another room and put me in a cage. Later they took me into another room and started poking me and then I was really scared. I just wanted to run and hide. Next thing I knew I woke up inside a nice warm fleece sleeping bag inside a warm cage, and my mouth hurt and I was a little woozy. What happened??? I wanted to go home.

A few hours later my (not so) favorite human finally showed up to take me home. I was so happy to see her that I clung to her (uncharacteristically) when she took me out of that plastic box. Then I heard someone say that they had taken 6 of my teeth out. I’m only 5 years old, but I had something called Feline Tooth Resorption. My human paid a lot of money for this, and it’s because she loves me, even though it didn’t seem like it at the time. Those teeth were causing me a great deal of pain, and we didn’t even realize it until Veterinarian said it could change my personality, but I had become a different cat in the last few months, a little on the grouchy side…but hey, my mouth always hurt so what do you expect.

Now my human is shoving a bunch of nasty tasting things into my mouth twice a day so I don’t get infections and so I don’t feel the pain. I’ll be glad when this is all over, and I hope it never happens again.

My human says something about brushing my teeth, but I don’t think so! I’m not sure what that means, but I do not like the sound of that at all.

For the record, Violet’s veterinarian is the most excellent and highly recommended cat doctor, Dr. Nan Moses of 4 Season’s Cat Hospital in Charlotte!

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