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Things I'm looking forward to in June [Jun. 1st, 2010|06:37 pm]
flaxeloquent
-totally getting Max into the carrier and smoothly to and from his first vet appointment tomorrow. Yes.
-more sunshine than last June, I'm hopin'.
-some good thunderstorms. (I'm a realist, except maybe when it comes to item 1.)
-reading lots of books, ARC and otherwise. (The package arrived today, Johanna. Thanks again!)
-writing writing writing.
-some important birthdays.
-my parents' visit on Father's Day.
-seeing pictures of a certain yellow-clad bridesmaid.
-all the things that were already good.
-all the good things I don't know about yet!

And what are you looking forward to in June?
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[User Picture]From: thepastperfect
2010-06-01 11:59 pm (UTC)
You're awfully optimistic about Max and the carrier, aren't you?

Don't get me wrong, I love the idea of getting animals (well, cats, really, since our dogs have no experience with them) used to carriers. We should have done that with Sophie, but we never did.
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[User Picture]From: flaxeloquent
2010-06-02 12:41 am (UTC)
Um... I'm planning to act confident, anyway, since it won't help anything for Max to sense my trepidation. I don't think we'll be carrying him here, there, and everywhere, but the vet is downtown, so Max gets to take a trip on the T tomorrow.
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[User Picture]From: defenestrat0r
2010-06-02 12:41 am (UTC)
BLEH!

:P
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[User Picture]From: flaxeloquent
2010-06-02 12:47 am (UTC)
You should definitely make that face at the camera.
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[User Picture]From: en_dejlig_aften
2010-06-02 01:24 am (UTC)
Teehee! It's going to be awesome!

Shoshana, that was fast! Go USPS!
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[User Picture]From: fuzzybluemonkey
2010-06-02 01:48 am (UTC)
-totally getting Max into the carrier and smoothly to and from his first vet appointment tomorrow. Yes.

*falls down laughing*
If you figure out how to do that, let me know.
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[User Picture]From: flaxeloquent
2010-06-02 01:51 am (UTC)
And here I was going to turn to you Dobrowolskis for tips.
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[User Picture]From: tobimonkee
2010-06-02 02:01 am (UTC)
well you can put treats in it that may trick him the 1st time

of course at one point ringo was so big we had to construct the carrier around him


if theres 2 of you to grab him and you ware gloves you might not bleed to death
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[User Picture]From: fuzzybluemonkey
2010-06-02 02:06 am (UTC)
Yeah, it worked a little better once I got the small dog carrier for him, but he was still 30 pounds of unhappy cat.
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[User Picture]From: flaxeloquent
2010-06-02 02:11 am (UTC)
Yeah, treats are in the plans. So is a lot of "Who's a good cat? Whoooo's a good cat?"
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[User Picture]From: fuzzybluemonkey
2010-06-02 02:05 am (UTC)
You've got a definite advantage in that he is not Ringo-sized and hopefully does not already have a reason to fear the carrier. But the thing is that even once you've gotten them in, it still ain't anywhere approaching smooth because you're still miserable because they're miserable and pitiful and crying.
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[User Picture]From: flaxeloquent
2010-06-02 02:09 am (UTC)
Sigh... he soiled himself when he was being moved here, so my hopes are not high. But... he's actually a pretty easygoing cat, so maybe that'll help?
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[User Picture]From: fuzzybluemonkey
2010-06-02 02:19 am (UTC)
It should definitely help in terms of getting him in. Bootsie is a scaredy-cat, but he likes me, so he sorta lets me shove him in. Then the howling starts and doesn't stop til we actually get to vet at which point he is too terrified to howl. I recommend putting a towel or a toy or something familiar/comfy in there. I don't know how much it actually helps, but I figure it can't be making things worse. Towel also helps for accidents.
And once he's at the vet and out on the table, I usually stand as close as possible so they can try to climb me or hide their face or whatever, and then at least if the surroundings are different, I'm the same.
I've also sung to them while waiting for the vet or nurse or whoever, but I think that helps me more than it helps them.
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[User Picture]From: defenestrat0r
2010-06-02 03:55 am (UTC)
I don't know what kind of carrier you have, but we had the type where you can take the top off, and when it was too hard to shove the cats in through the carrier door, we'd take the top off, have someone hold the cat in, and then put the top back on.
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[User Picture]From: tobimonkee
2010-06-02 03:57 pm (UTC)
takeing the top off was how we had to do it to fit ringo in

also monkee had the oppisite bathroom problum when nicoley broght him from pa to rodgers forge
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[User Picture]From: tobimonkee
2010-06-02 02:09 am (UTC)
the 1st times the easiest cuz they dont know what the carrier means yet after that they hide as soon as you get it out


good things in june
seeing if my new spf 90 sunscreen is enough to keep me from bursting in to flames
fresh fruit and makeing pies with it
whereing cute skirts
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[User Picture]From: flaxeloquent
2010-06-02 02:12 am (UTC)
Yeah, there are a lot of cherries in this apartment right now, and they are GOOD.
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[User Picture]From: tobimonkee
2010-06-02 03:58 pm (UTC)
i have been craving cherries but the last 3 times i looked for them at the store they were not there yet hopefuly i can get some at superfresh tomorrow
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