Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Dirty Old Man

 Well, they had to bring me to the dreaded vet yesterday.  That's right, this healthy old body had issues.  I'd been scratching and pawing at my right ear lately, so mom ended up bringing me to the doctor, only to find out my ears were simply dirty.
 I'll put money on it that if I poked and prodded enough in, oh, say, dad's ears I'd find some dirt.  Hell, there might even be some Fritos, bottle caps, and maybe even some spare change. 
     As if all this wasn't bad enough, I couldn't hold my bladder until we got back home, and we didn't quite make it into the apartment before I peed.  That's right- I am not afraid to admit it- I flooded the bottom of my carrier (actually, I did it to get back at them for stuffing me into the damn thing, but don't tell mom).  This lead to a bath, which, they claim, I was overdue for anyway.
     After all this I was at least rewarded with a special treat, after which I spent about a hundred hours washing myself.  I then soaked two different towels during the drying off process, but got some great cuddle time with dad.  I may have been a little evasive towards mom at first, but eventually, before bedtime I did curl up on her lap as well. 
     I forgive you, mom.  I know you were just trying to take care of me. 

11 comments:

Prancer Pie said...

How traumatic! We are glad it was just dirty ears. Hope have a better day today, Orbit. xoxo

Random Felines said...

glad it was just dirty ears.... though the bath part sucks :)

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood...if ewe find spare change...keep it..buy yur self sum mackeral N sardeenz ore a nice thick steak....sorree bout de hole vet ore deel.....tho we iz glad it wuz just a good ole dirtee ear !!!

peace out N rock on, long live salmon

Sparkle said...

I am so glad that your ears were just dirty, Orbit - you know, it could have been worse. Although the having to take a bath part did make it a little worse.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Ah, how sweet. Cuddle time with dad. And then with mom.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Well, the bath couldn't hurt the dirty ear situation!
Next time you get a bath, make sure you make up to mom right away, there's no better revenge than plastering your still wet body on their laps while you lick yourself dry, especially if your claws dig in while you're getting them all wet!

cattywumpus said...

Poor Orbit! We are so sorry to hear of your ordeal. We're glad you are safely back home and CLEAN. Rest up, buddy.

William said...

Orbit, I think somebody deserves a bite for that bath. A big bite! I've had only one bath in my whole life, and that was when my mom first rescued me from being a tossed-away kidlet.

Good that you got a little pee action in for the vet trip, though.

Marilia said...

Kisses to Orbit!!!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Feb must be VET-Month! We were at there too.

Old Kitty said...

Oh Orbit!! Glad you are now home and safe and warm and given treats and have cleaner ears! Yay!!

Take care
x