cause TIGGER'S HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A neighbor called last night and left a message saying that she thinks she got our kitty. She said she's lost a lot of weight and they couldn't keep her cause they had four kitties of their own but they could make a bed for her in the garage. Darrell called her right away and was shaking with excitement as he talked to her. By the description it was her! So right after he got off shift we sped right there, knocked on the door, this sweet sweet couple opened the door and one of them was holding her! I looked at her closely just to determine for myself and once I saw those golden eyes looking back at me I couldn't stop shaking myself. I held her and held her. I didn't even hear Darrell talking to the couple for the first minute. Then Darrell held her. Boy has she lost weight!! But she's not broken anywhere, she just smells like she's been living under a car. So we took her home (purring the whole while) showed her to the other cats and let her drink her fill (which was lots). Then when she was a little settled in I gave her a shower with Johnson's lavender baby shampoo. She didn't cry too much, not like she used to anyway. Then I held her in a (microwaved) towel and rubbed her as much as I could, then we went to bed. She snuggled down between us like she always did and purred her little V8 engine all night. She never moved I swear. Then this morning she used the litter box we put in our room and ate and drank and purred and ate and drank and purred.
Today we took her to the vet and she said that she's got an upper respiratory tract infection which we have vaccinated her against so her sneezing is all we're going to see of that. She said her liver is a bit inflamed and she's got a slight temperature which will all go back to normal once she settles down. She doesn't have jaundice so the vet wasn't worried about her liver. She lost 3 pounds in two weeks! she now 9 pounds. Her belly area is nearly nothing compared to her rib cage. You can feel all her bones. But she's not injured and she's got her appetite so she got a good bill of health. We just have to get a blood test for FIV and Feline Leukemia and some X-rays to determine what's wrong with her shoulder. The vet said it could be minor arthritis but the only way to know is with an X-ray. So as soon as we can scrape some money together, we'll get that done.
Ok, sorry to ramble folks but I thought you might have wanted to know all the deatils of Tigger's return.
Bye for now.