Sneaky Saturday

I know we don’t really have a Sneaky Saturday, but Mom was a real sneak today.

We haven’t been on a walk for ages because it’s been raining whenever Mom would have had time to take me. Well this morning was bright and sunny. I knew today we’d get to go out and I would get to take Treasure on our first adventure together. Some adventure. 🙁  I should have known something was wrong when Mom put shrimp treats in the stroller.

Mom harnessed me, put Treasure and me in the stroller and got all our walking stuff organized. We started out on our usual route, so I thought we were going to the duck pond. But when we got up to the big road, Mom didn’t take the tunnel that goes under it. She kept walking along it, down a really long hill. It was noisy and stinky and Treasure and I didn’t like it too much. Plus, there were some men doing something to the grass with smelly, machines that sounded like angry bees. Yuck. So far, not a great outing.

We finally get where we’re going and guess where we were. She took me to the v-e-t. How could she do that? How could she trick me like that? Here, I’m looking forward to my first adventure in ages and she takes me to the v-e-t. I can tell you my furriends, I was not a happy kitty!

We got inside and the nice lady behind the desk made a big fuss over me. I was only 4 months old the last time she saw me and I was still very tiny. Mom asked if she would do her a favor and weigh me. I didn’t know what this was, but it turned out not to be bad. They put me on the white thing that told Mom how heavy I am. Turns out I weigh 8 lbs, 5 1/2 ozs. Mom said I was purrfect. (Of course I am!) Then Mom put me back in the stroller.

That was it? No injections? No indignities? No (I shudder to say it) thermometer? No pulling at my ears and prying my mouth open to look in it? OMC&D;, you have no idea how relieved I was.

We trudged back up the hill. This took a while cause Mom’s kinda old and squidgy. We finally get back home and go inside. When she opened the stroller up I couldn’t get out of it fast enough. Sneak me off to the v-e-t. Humph! Although, she did say I was purrfect, and I got shrimps, and the v-e-t just weighed me, so I guess it wasn’t too bad. I guess if she promises never to walk in the noisy, stinky place again I’ll forgive her.