Photo Friday: My Cat the Junkie
July 16, 2010
Calliope needs some cheering up, so I must oblige by joining this week’s Photo Friday.
A few years ago, one of my cat’s canine teeth got dislodged and prevented her from eating or drinking. The vet figured that while she was under anesthesia for the dental surgery, she might as well have a growth on her shoulder removed and biopsied. After the surgery, my poor cat had to wear a little sweater to keep her from licking the stitches. In addition to two weeks of twice-a-day antibiotics, I had to administer a week of morphine. The first week of medication was much easier, because she was so stoned from the morphine; once she’d kicked, in the second week, she started objecting strongly to the antibiotics. This photo is from the first day after surgery, when my poor, stumbling, doped up cat tried to sleep off her opiate high, oblivious to her unfashionable gauze sweater.
If it weren’t for the sweater, the photo could be from any day, with my sweet girl curled up in a ball fast asleep.