Pip goes to the vet this morning…

Update: Pip has returned. He had a very good check-up.

He weighs in at 11 pounds and the Vet says everything is where it should be.

We were given a package of care tips as Pip is now “Officially” a Senior cat at 10 years.


We’re waiting till he’s asleep before we pounce.

He’s a lot easier to get in his travel carrier when dopey.

That won’t stop the sorrowful meowing to come however…

Pip goes to vet 2016

Pip goes to vet 2016. He suspects something…

  • useless opinion

    The little furry buddies always know when it is Vet day!

    • Boy do they ever.

      • David Murrell

        It’-s emotionally difficult for animals to visit the vet. More so than humans.

      • infedel

        • disqusW6sf

          Now there’s one cool cat.

          • infedel


    • Nermal

      Only the wise felines. Dogs tend to enjoy all the interesting smells right up to the moment the thermometer gets inserted.

      • dukestreet

        My dog used to stop & pee every every step up the walkway & shook so hard on my lap that he’d nearly fell off.

  • G

    Give him lots of kitty treats when he gets home. Good luck Pip. 😀

  • New Centurion

    Take care Pip!

  • Uncommunist

    Tuna awaits you Pip …. oh what the hell … Bacon, lots and lots of bacon !

  • Mine hate the carrier too.

  • LauraS

    We are now a dog family, but our previous two cats had different approaches to the cat carrier. The younger cat always rushed excitedly into the carrier. Then we’d lock the door and he’d meow piteously for ages. He never figured it out. The smarter, elder cat would catch one glimpse of the carrier and slink away to hide.

    Hope all goes well at the vet for Pip.

  • Waffle

    Farfel went to the vet last week. His howls when I took him out of the apartment disturbed the whole building. But he surprised me. He loved the cab ride and he enjoyed seeing his “girlfriend” again.

    • Pip howled a bit less today. He was pretty good over all.

  • ontario john

    That’s Pipophobic!

  • reidjr

    My cat use to spread her paws so you could not get her into the cage.

    • k1962

      Mine did that with a bath.

    • Yup that’s why we get him when he’s sleeping, he’s too dopey to realize what’s goin on.

  • dukestreet

    We lived quite close to the vet, every trip in the carrier resulted in serious vomiting. Even after we sat in the waiting room for a while, the vet would always say how nauseous and sick the cat was. When not in the cage,this didn’t happen.
    As she got older, I stopped putting her in and carried her in my arms instead. No more vomiting. She rarely made a sound but hid under my armpit whenever possible.

  • WhiteRabbit3

    Well he probably wouldn’t suspect something if you HADN’T FREAKIN’ PUBLISHED IT ON THE INTERNET!

  • k1962

    Since childhood, I have owned 2 cats (not any more sadly) and we never owned a carrier. At the last vet (couldn’t stand him and blame him for my cat going into diabetic shock) we went to they told me off for not owning carrier. My cats were happy to be held.

    Good luck Pip!

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Here is one lucky cat in Israel.


    • Yes indeed.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Some cats have all the luck!

  • Edubeat

    A PIP selfie Beats JT anyday! Smarter too!

    • andycanuck

      And Pip works harder.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Our vet actually makes house calls, which is wonderful as we get to dodge the whole issue of placing our once-feral cats into carriers. These days, it’s hard to get them off the couch!

    • Lucky!

      • Justin St.Denis

        Among the advantages of a rural lifestyle. 😉

  • Jade

    Poor Pip

  • infedel

    … for Pip

  • luna

    Too bad socialized medicine doesn’t cover pets or dentists.

  • Sneaky Cat, Bringer Of Meece, had a blood test this morning for anemia. I’m glad to say she does’t have anemia.