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Took Smitty in for the "snip" today....

Dracko
January 18th, 2007, 10:17 AM
Ugh...always hate having to drop them off! I do, and wouldn't think of not, but it is still heartbreaking to have to put them in an environment that you know they are going to be scared.

Dropped him off at 9am and they said I can pick him up at 2pm. You'd better believe I'll be there right on the dot. That is definitely the one nice thing about having a male. So much easier on them.

My other young one is a female and when I adopted her from the SPCA I couldn't take her home until she was fixed. You sign the papers and then they take the cat to the vet. You pick the cat up from the vet. Not sure if it is like that everywhere. But it was better it happened that way. Would have killed me to have had her at home for a bit then drop her off knowing they would be cutting in to her. :eek:

But, as a responsible pet owner this comes with the territory. Oh, and all 3 didn't understand last night when I had to take their food away. It was obvious they weren't pleased with me! :o

Here's a picture of Smitty with all his "parts." :p

Taking a drink outta mom's plant (which he has since destroyed by trying to climb the bamboo shoots. Broke them all.) :laughing:
http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/9932/picture077ok4fo7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

A close up of Smitty hiding in one of my plants.
http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/9352/smitty004ig6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Hunter's_owner
January 18th, 2007, 10:25 AM
Cute pics of Smitty:thumbs up

I know how anxious about it you are, though I am sure it will be fine. Dropping them off is so horrible isn't it:o
:goodvibes: for Smitty's surgery

badger
January 18th, 2007, 10:37 AM
I'm bringing a cat in tomorrow and I can't wait. The technicians at my vet are all huge animal lovers and shower their patients with attention, even taking long-time boarders home for the weekend.
He will be fine. It's simple surgery; I think they're asleep for about 20 minutes. In exchange for a lifetime of relief, for both of you.
Call me a catrating b***h :)

Inisfad
January 18th, 2007, 04:45 PM
Wow, what a gorgeous cat! That second picture of him looking through the leaves is really incredible. My vet back home used to let me watch when he did my toms. It is really so simple, that, if you could knock your cat out, you could do it yourself. The longest part of the whole thing is anesthetizing your cat. The actual operation is less than 5 minutes. Now, here's something terrible ...here in Ireland, in the past, they would often do this to the male without anesthetizing at all! My neighbor had his cat done and the vet put the cat's head into a boot! How awful and barbaric is that? I wonder if the vet would have liked it if someone put his head in a boot and came after his parts with a razor! Anyway, Smitty will be far happier and just as beautiful!

chico2
January 18th, 2007, 04:54 PM
Aww Dracko,what a beautiful little boy Smitty is,great picture:lovestruck:
Hope to see some more pics:fingerscr :cat:

heidiho
January 18th, 2007, 05:14 PM
I set up roxys spay and already am feeling bad because i have to take her food and water the night before at 8:00 she is gonna wonder why to.....why do you say it is easier to neuter ??is there anything ishould worry about>>>>

RolandsMom
January 18th, 2007, 07:02 PM
I took my little boy in to be neutered last friday and i cried all day. felt awful! i think it was far more traumatic for me than it was for him. he has had to wear a cone for a week which is also more traumatic for me i think cause he sleeps and plays as usual (although he hasnt quite got that he needs a bit more space to get through things with the cone) and i dont sleep worrying that hes not comfortable and all that. people i know who dont love or have any cats think im quite pathetic!!!! Well maybe i am but i love my boy and never want him to be sore! :lovestruck: :cat:

Hunter's_owner
January 18th, 2007, 07:03 PM
I set up roxys spay and already am feeling bad because i have to take her food and water the night before at 8:00 she is gonna wonder why to.....why do you say it is easier to neuter ??is there anything ishould worry about>>>>

no, nothing to worry about, it is just a little more involved, but still very routine.

heidiho
January 18th, 2007, 07:09 PM
ok......:cat:

Frenchy
January 18th, 2007, 07:51 PM
. It is really so simple, that, if you could knock your cat out, you could do it yourself. The longest part of the whole thing is anesthetizing your cat.

My vet told me the same thing !

heidiho
January 18th, 2007, 08:08 PM
cool i will get the pharmaceuticals mark can knock her out and we willsave 150.00 i needed something to do this weekend

Dracko
January 18th, 2007, 08:15 PM
Smitty is back home eating and sleeping. He isn't very active. He would play with the catnip toy the vet gave him, lick his balls, play with the toy, lick, etc... He keeps going back to the crate to sleep so I think he must feel safe it in. I bought the cat carrying case downstairs by the fireplace so he would be with me. Sleepyhead...

Here's a couple more of Smitty.
http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/4051/picture070iv8oy9.jpg (http://imageshack.us) http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/1231/picture069bh3nb3.jpg (http://imageshack.us) http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/4039/smitty002fl0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Frenchy
January 18th, 2007, 08:57 PM
cool i will get the pharmaceuticals mark can knock her out and we willsave 150.00 i needed something to do this weekend
nooooo ! Spaying is more complicated. The balls are easier to get rid off :D

Dracko
January 18th, 2007, 09:00 PM
My bf's SIL (who is a nurse by profession and they own a deer farm) offered to "snip" Smitty herself. Guess she puts elastic bands around the balls of her male cats and leaves them until they (I mean the balls) fall off. :eek: :eek:

Her hubby told me you'll be walking through the yard and see a tiny set of balls lying there. The dogs eat them. WTF!!!!

This is where I got Smitty from after one of the dogs was attacking him. Thank goodness I spared him that "operation." :o

Frenchy
January 18th, 2007, 09:04 PM
My bf's SIL (who is a nurse by profession and they own a deer farm) offered to "snip" Smitty herself. Guess she puts elastic bands around the balls of her male cats and leaves them until they (I mean the balls) fall off. :eek: :eek:



Are you kidding me ? Tell her to do this to a cat or a dog is inhuman , don't know about deers but what she does is totally animal abuse. :mad:

Dracko
January 18th, 2007, 09:59 PM
Believe me, I've said my piece to her about it. But, she a NURSE. You know aka GOD, so she can cure/fix anything. I absolutely refuse to let them tell me about anything they do to the deer on the farm. From removing their antlers, branding, etc. It is horrible and they just see it as something that has to be done. Right...

Not to mention I work in the nutraceutical industry so I treat my animals naturally unless there is no alternative. They give their animals meds at the drop of the hate w/o considering the consequences.

Some of you might not want to read this...

They like to have cats on the farm, as many people do. They would get kittens and when the weather turned cold often they would freeze to death from the dogs or deer licking them. I can recall this happening many, many times. Over the last few years they have managed to hold on to a few and they've grown to adults, but when they would lose quite a few they'd get more or not "fix" some male cats and allow them to breed. I stopped asking about the kittens/cats all together as I couldn't bear to hear it.

The reason we took Smitty was cuz he is so friendly with the dogs and non aggressive. Their younger GSD was going after him and he wasn't fighting back. On Thanksgiving we were eating dinner and this dog walked by the window with Smitty in his mouth. :eek: Not sure where he was going with him. Two minutes later he was in our vehicle. He slept curled up on the dash until we left. I can see why the dog had his way with him. Smitty will not do anything to my GSD, Dracko. He follows him around like Dracko is his mommy. If Smitty is bugging Dracko and Dracko growls (not intending to do any harm), Smitty just licks his face and ignores it. So with a dog that is aggressive, Smitty wouldn't last long.

Oh, and everyday I tell Smitty how I saved him from the "elastic." :eek: Plus a life of possible freezing, which most likely would have happened as he is always soaking wet from playing with Dracko.

Prin
January 18th, 2007, 10:04 PM
omg that's such old school torture! :eek:

I'm so glad you got him done the right way and he came out ok.:) :grouphug:

Frenchy
January 18th, 2007, 10:14 PM
Oh yes. me too ! I'm so glad you got Smitty out of there ! :highfive:

chico2
January 19th, 2007, 08:22 AM
OMG Dracko,I am glad I don't live anywhere near your sister:yell:
I am well aware of what goes on on some farms and no matter what anybody tells me,a little extra effort to cause less suffering to animals be it deer or cats,is not too much to ask.
Your sister beeing a nurse,really has nothing to do with it,she might have compassion for people,but totally oblivious to the pain animals suffer.
Probably has the attitude'it's only animals',I know some people like that too..

Smitty is really adorable,glad he was saved from that place:cat:
My boys(cats:D )never had to wear cones after neuter,no stiches to remove or anything,I just had to nake sure they did not lick too much.