Monday, November 12, 2018

Mancat Monday - Rusty Edition

This post will focus on Rusty.  He has had a few adventures in the past couple of weeks
Rusty was the first cat to ride in my new car.  He was not impressed!  It was time for the annual vet visit.

Here is a video, mostly black, but you can hear Rusty singing the song of his people.  He sang the entire way to and from the vet's office!

We finally arrived and were placed in a dog room again.  I think he has a flag in his chart from his Panleukopenia.  He sat calmly, but his eyes told a story of complete fear!

Our regular vet was out sick, so we saw a new lady.  She was nice and Rusty sat frozen in terror for his whole exam!  The last time Rusty was at the vet, he weighed 2 pounds.  He weighs 12 now!  He was given an all clear, an FVRCP and Rabies vaccine and told to come back next year.  

I don't want to jinx myself, but I can't believe I have only been to the vet two times so far this year.  Oliver needs to go next month.  I can get used to this new normal! 

Rusty discovered the tv.  We were watching a show about a zoo, and some tigers were on screen.  He watched the whole time they talked about the tigers.  Maybe Rusty is a tiger instead of a panther :)

He learned to jump up on the bookcase in my craft room.  The clock was fascinating!  He tried for several minutes to catch the second hand as it clicked around.  Of course, every time it clicked a new second, he had to flinch! 
He spotted another cat in the artwork and was intrigued by him.  Who is this cat?  I've never seen him before!

The black panthers are all doing well still.  I will try to do a focus post on each of them in the coming weeks.


  1. Rusty, we're glad all was well with your check-up, though we feel for you, having to go. And Nicki sings the song of his people too, usually at top volume!

    We think Rusty's fixation with the clock is funny! We haven't ever noticed the clocks in our house, perhaps because they're not anywhere we can access. We'd say it was time for a nap, no matter what the clock said!

    Purrs to you all for a great week ahead!

  2. Oh, that poor little scared face! I am glad his exam went well. Flynn used to scream full pelt all the way to the vet and all the way home again. An hour round trip used to leave our ears ringing!

  3. Rusty sure gets around! And we bet he’s glad that vet visit is over. He has a good singing voice. :)

  4. I'm glad Rusty got a good checkup. His singing woke up the two girls napping on my lap. They still aren't sure where he is.

  5. Yay Rusty!! Glad all went well! Believe it or not, Cody never "sings" in the car!


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