This morning I went to the vet with Suki. Because she has a lot of itchy wounds on her lips and behind her ear. It turned out to be — just like I thought — an allergic reaction to probably food. I have given her wet food so now and then, especially with those hot days. Because it contains more water. But that wet food contains wheat. I should’ve known, stupid, stupid, stupid.
Suki got a prednison injection for the itch and she should be fine within a week or two. She has been sleeping a lot, so I hope she’ll be fine too.
But when were waiting at the vet, an older lady came walking in, holding a carrier with a ginger cat in it. The cat was meowing, meowing very loud. It reminded me of the old cat my parents used to have, when he was scared, he’d have that same meow. We were sitting next to each other, and she took a look at Suki, complimenting her on her gorgeous face, and how old she was and why she had to see the vet. I explained her, and told her that Suki was almost 4 years old. She was very nice and friendly — you don’t meet people like that anymore.
Then I asked her about her cat. He was sitting in his carrier, on a towel, all curled up. You could see from the look in his eyes that he was in pain. His owner told me that he had vomited blood since last night. He was 17 and a half years old and she expected the worse, that she had to put him to “sleep”. I had trouble holding back my tears, It just really touched me. So when the vet called our name, I wished her all the best and hoped it wasn’t that bad as she thought it would be.
When we were done, and waiting to pay, the vet walked out with the carrier and the cat. I feared for the worst. But thank god he returned with the carrier and the cat. She walked out 10 minutes later and I asked if it was that bad as she thought it was. The older lady said that it was an irritation in the stomach, and that he had been given some medication and she had to come back with her cat the next morning. Then we left.
I really hope her cat is going to be okay. She was so worried about it and it felt like she really needed to talk about it. And it looked like her cat was everything to her. The way she spoke to it, trying to soothe him a little while he was in pain. It bothers me, so my heart goes out to her and her cat, and that he’s going to be fine and grow even older without complications.
On a side note: I’ve never got Suki so easy and fast in her carrier. I’m still surprised!