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post #1 of 19
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Last night, Simon decided to become rather adventurous. He was leaping, jumping, goofing off...catching my feet, landing on Esse...just being a rambunctious Siamese. He's only 1 1/2 year old, so I fully expect shenanigans. During his romp, he went from my computer chair to...well, he was trying for the bookcase. He made it onto the bookcase via a rebound from the wall. He looked around, kinda shook his head, and had an expression of "who put that wall there????". No indication of anything at all.

Tonight, while I was getting my dinner ready, I scooped Simon up and started to cuddle him. I saw a darkish shadow on his gum, so I adjusted my grip on him and peeled his lip back. There was a dark, dark mark on it, and it looked like a bit of a cyst (a sac) where his canine tooth lay over his lower gum. It was hard when I pushed on it, and it just looked absolutely wrong.

I put him down, and called the vet. They could see me in 10 minutes...so I popped him into my shirt (the best way for him to travel; he goes ballistic in a carrier), and my friend drove. Off to the vet we went, me looking very pregnant and the pregnancy yodeling as only Siamese can do.

He calmed down somewhat, and the vet got us right in. She looked at him, listened to my explanation of his errant flight last night, told me that none of her patients have ever seen something on their gums that she didn't see first, and told me to "go home. He's fine...it's not anything to worry about. Just a bruise."

I apologized for bringing him in on an emergency basis, and she laughed. She said the receptionist (who I've known for years) told her to see me, because I see things that other clients don't, and that I wouldn't get any sleep if I wasn't sure Simon was all right...

So yes, I'm a tad paranoid...but am I glad Simon's simply a blind klutz and not sick???????????????

You betcha.

Just thought I'd share an adventure of this wild bottle baby Siamese with you all; it's been a while!

Best-
Michele
post #2 of 19
Does he still answer the phone for you, too?

I'm glad he's OK, and I bet your vet wishes that more owners were as vigilant as you. But the visual of you walking in with a yowling pregnant tummy just sent me into giggles!
post #3 of 19
I'm like that with my kitties too! I brought the boys in because they had been sounding sniffly and Chay had been sneezing. When the vet checked on them, she said everything sounded fine and clear! Just like anything else...the funny noise is there until you try and get it checked!
post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by noni
She said the receptionist (who I've known for years) told her to see me, because I see things that other clients don't, and that I wouldn't get any sleep if I wasn't sure Simon was all right...
Mom? I didn't know you posted on here too!



My mom's vet treats her the same way. All a cat needs to do is look at her funny and she's in the vet's office. On the bright side, I'm sure the vet's kids now have enough money for a lovely college education
post #5 of 19
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Girl, his phone antics are legendary. He now unloads my purse to get to it, and has knocked the camera bag down to get it. The text message alert makes him bonkers...if I don't get it right away, he comes and gets me to get it. And yes, on occasion, he manages to open the phone and say "meow..."

And yes, a pregnant yodeling Michele is a sight to behold....some of the clients in the waiting room were giggling...as was, of course, the receptionist and the vet, both who've seen that particular technique before with me...I am, however, eternally grateful that the cops have never pulled us over with that going on...it could be quite confusing.

Pam, that's just it...there was something there, it just wasn't anything to worry about...he's bruised his jaw from the wall last night, we think...but it so hasn't stopped him from chasing the others, eating all he wants, and just now he came and cuddled me.

But know what? I'd rather take him to the vet and find out there's nothing wrong, then let it go a few days and find out I was too late treating something fatal...just like you, Pam, when they're sneezy and punky, it could be something very serious, and it's always best to find out.

Best-
Michele
post #6 of 19
Aww, I'm sure he loves you as much as you do him. Thanks for sharing with us.
post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by Ilovecats
Aww, I'm sure he loves you as much as you do him. Thanks for sharing with us.
He was so funny tonight. I'm sprawled on the sofa, watching the history channel, and up pops Simon. He looks at me, and then you can see his expression change: I was the evil dastardly kitty mom who stuck him in a shirt and drove all over the planet, and let some vet stick something up his hiney...

So he hopped down again, glared at me, and has been ignoring me ever since. I have no doubt tomorrow he'll be cuddled on my lap, just like he always is (except when the phone is ringing, or the mailman comes...). But for now, he's depriving me of his cuddles and love. Which, of course, makes me laugh.

Cats sure are funny. No matter how long I've had them, each one has such a separate personality and behavior pattern; and they are just so funny!

Best-
Michele
post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by noni
Cats sure are funny. No matter how long I've had them, each one has such a separate personality and behavior pattern; and they are just so funny!
Oh, you're so right!! Glad Simon is OK. Give him a scritch for me, when he decides it's OK.
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by MuttigreeMom
Mom? I didn't know you posted on here too!

My mom's vet treats her the same way. All a cat needs to do is look at her funny and she's in the vet's office. On the bright side, I'm sure the vet's kids now have enough money for a lovely college education


I'm so glad Simon is fine, if a tad miffed! Come to think of it, it has been awhile since we've heard a Simon the Wondercat story...I've missed them!
post #10 of 19
So glad to hear about Simon again! My Napoleon is shaping up to be a similar character - super intelligent for a cat and VERY curious. I keep thinking about Simon every time Nap does something new.
post #11 of 19
Michele,

That is just hilarious. I keep envisioning you with a squirming, yowling tummy!!
post #12 of 19
Im so glad he is okay!

Teufel goes bonkers too if i receive an sms, infact he does the opposite he doesnt let me read it, he will go and attack my arm and bite it
post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by Mom of 10 Cats
Michele,

That is just hilarious. I keep envisioning you with a squirming, yowling tummy!!
this is Simon, the wonderkitty, right? the smart one, who takes pills like a person?
post #14 of 19
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Yep, Simon the wondercat. He is such a character. His latest thing is to stand on my back to get places...I'll bend over to fill the cat dishes, and he hops up onto my back and waits for me to move closer to his dish. Then he hops off. He's also done that while I've been bent over picking something up, or scrubbing the floor. He thinks I'm his moving tram, designed to get him closer to things without him having to move. Like a moving walkway or something.

He and Pengy have developed a great game. He gets into whatever bag (paper) that's on the floor, and scoots it towards her (I'm not sure how he does this, but do it he does...). He waits until she pokes it, and then he pokes back at her from inside the bag. They can do this for a long time, this poking back and forth...and she just loves it.

He now also helps me with the laundry. He will assist me in opening the cover of the laundry powder, and then moves over to the softener...he knows the order and reminds me to not forget the softener (which I do, regularly...) by yowling at me. And when it's time for the dryer, he opens the dryer sheet box for me.

He's my helper. Simon the wondercat...still making me wonder what's next on his list.

Best-
Michele
post #15 of 19
I am so glad that Simon is ok! Just keep an eye on his owie to be sure it keeps healing properly. They sure can make us worry, can't they?
post #16 of 19
This cat sounds positively hilarious!!!
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by Amandaofcols
This cat sounds positively hilarious!!!
He is indeed hilarious. When the weather changes, he chases his ghosts...kinda like the poop run, but for hours on end.

If he were my first cat, I'd've not gotten another one...not because he's so wonderful and special (he is...) but because if I thought every cat was like him, I'd be scared outta my skin. Thankfully, some cats are more laid back and not as inquisitive; have you ever tried to prevent your cat from playing with the swirling water with the garbage disposal going on??? He finally learned [no, not the hard way, thank god...], but now believes that to flush the toilet and get the water swirling so he can play in it is even better...'cause Mommy is usually asleep...and can't get to him easily. LOLOLOL. I've got a story up here somewhere about the first time Booger flushed the toilet and I thought it was a break-in...

He does indeed keep me on my toes...and he, as thought, has been a cuddler today, so all apparently has been forgiven.

And yes, I'll watch his owie and make sure it's healing; if not, another sudden 9 month yowling pregnancy is in store for me...

Best-
Michele
post #18 of 19
I think we all are paranoid kitty moms and dads. We wouldn't be good pet owners if we didn't do that stuff. You should have seen me when Limerick went in to get neutered!! I was a wreck! haha
post #19 of 19
I always enjoy your Simon stories, Michele. I tell Jamie, "See, there's a cat that's 'worse' than you!" I'm enjoying the image of a "pregnant, yodeling Michele"!
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