Daily Photo: Annual Exams

two black cats in exam
Jelly Bean whispers something into Giuseppe’s ear.

Jelly Bean gives Giuseppe a little moral support while his veterinarian attempts to listen to his heart and lungs, covering his nose to try to stop his purr for a few seconds at least. Ironically, Jelly Bean’s brotherly love probably made him purr harder!

We turned our kitchen into an exam room this afternoon as our veterinarian and her veterinary technician arrived for the feline family’s annual exams. I’ll be writing more about this a little later, but for now, everyone is well but has gained a bit of weight, except Mimi who has lost a tooth and a few ounces. Emeraude’s combo FIV/FeLV test was negative, which was expected, and she’s doing well but showing signs of renal failure. All in all, it’s quite positive. This house call veterinarian has been caring for my feline family for nearly 20 years, and that’s been a lot of cats.

All kitties were well-behaved and charming during their exams. We even had a little waiting area with the two dining chairs lined up against the cabinet. Below, Mewsette has her exam as Giuseppe supervises, Jelly Bean muses, Sunshine possesses the magic doctor bag on one chair and Mimi waits her turn on the other chair.

five black cats in exams
All five participate in the household exams.

Read about the whole-house exams from 2012 and 2011.


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