On Friday, Pierrot and I went to the vet for our annual exams. The lady was proud of how well we did. It was very stressful, though. We will be boarding here at the vet and that's the reason for the exams. They're required. The lady should have taken a picture of the boarding area. It's actually quite nice and for kitties only.
In about a week, the lady and big guy are leaving for four days in Miami. It's an award trip from the lady's work. There will be 600 other employees (1-2% of the company won this annual award) with their guests there as well. The lady doesn't want to be ungrateful--she's very grateful for the recognition--but would actually prefer not to go. She doesn't want to leave us and has some anxiety about all the things planned and forced when on the trip. If it were just a trip for her and the big guy, she would be much more relaxed about it. Enough about her.
Pierrot and I are healthy. The lady will get a call on Monday on urine and poo results. I'm starting a new medication for my back legs. We haven't talked about it here, but I've had an issue with my back legs for at least a year. It got very bad at one time. The lady stopped feeding me food with fish and it improved but it's not perfect. My back legs are very stiff and give out for seemingly no reason one to multiple times a day. I don't seem to be in pain and I even run around when playing. The vet admits it's a mystery on what's causing this. One theory is that because I'm declawed, I walk differently. (Interestingly, she's not convinced that stopping the fish is the reason for the improvement.) Another theory is that it's arthritis. We will have an x-ray done if I worsen or if the medication doesn't work. The lady isn't completely sure if medication is the right idea long term since I don't seem to be in pain. I have been getting cosequin for a few months and that also seems to lessen the number of times my back legs give out.
If you've read this far, thank you. We know this is much wordier than we ever post. We sure are revealing today.