Friday, 18 April 2008

Capuchin No!

What a morning! I have just been dragged to the Vet Place for a check-up cos a few days ago my Human thought she felt a large lump on my left side, just below the ribcage. One minute I am sun-bathing on the sofa with Castle, the next I am face to face with a Husky puppy in the waiting room at the Vet Place. He was rather a cute puppy though, and not much bigger than me. He looked exactly like this:

The vehicle I travelled in was of the quality I am fast getting used to! It was a Jaguar! Because my Meowmie lives in the City of London her nearest cab firm is an 'Executive Car' firm, which also operates as a taxi service for us non-executive / non-corporate types. This is why we get nice cars to travel in! They aren't our cars. Meowmie only has a bicycle and a bus pass. Here is today's limo:

The Indian driver was very pleasant, he wasn't sure of the directions to take so we had to show him the way. I don't think his corporate/executive customers would be too happy about his lack of knowledge, but we didn't care cos it was no skin off our nose to give him a few tips on shortcuts. He was also VERY complimentary about me, he said I was gorgeous...and that I reminded him of "one of those things that sits high in the trees, not a monkey, but a..." he couldn't think of the english word for it so Meowmie prompted him, running through the things I usually get mistaken for (Ferret, Stoat, Weasel, Meerkat) and then he suddenly proclaimed "CAPUCHIN! Yes, you look like a capuchin!". Maybe my driver was blind, maybe that is why we had to show him the way to the Vet Place?

We eventually get to the Vet Place and see our lovely Ben Vet who inspected the lump and gently explained to Meowmie was my kidney!!! You DAFT woman! And to cap it all off I got given The Most Beautiful Siamese Cat In The World whilst I was there too! All my other vitals were good but I've lost quite a significant amount of weight since my last visit (250 grams, which is half a pound) but there are some factors which may all contribute towards this:

1) I have had a spell of constipation. I strained, pooed and sicked last night and did exactly the same again this morning. So, that's two sicks and two poos since tea-time last night and no time to refill! I should be OK for the next few days now though.
2) The last time I was weighed i was REALLY bunged up 'big time'.
3) My Meowmie has not been leaving foods out during the day for the past week cos Castle is getting badly fat and we need to control his intake of food, so we have been having proper meal times. Hence I am not 'grazing' during the day either.

Ben Vet wants to see me again in a week to monitor my weight, it is very important that my weight remains steady or - even better - increases. On the plus side, both Ben Vet and Nurse Ann said I looked healthy and that my coat was beautiful! Fingers crossed that the drop-in weight is a one-off eh? xxx


Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

Storm, we don't know how the driver could have though you look like a capuchin. You are so beautiful and elegant! Sorry to hear that you've lost weight. It sounds like Castle is a little piggie just like Merlin!

Daisy said...

Oh Stormie, you are definitely NOT a capuchin! You are much, much, much, much more beautiful than that.

I am sorry you had to get The Most Beautiful Siamese Cat in the World, but I'll bet it made you feel better. Please eat up so you can gain some weight!

The Furry Kids said...

Sorry that you had to get another The Most Beautiful Siamese Cat in the World. I hope your tummy feels better now.

Um and no, I do not think you look like a capuchin.

Rosemary B❤️ said...

OH Stormiekins!
I am so glad to read an uppiedate on you but not happy that you have lost weight.
I am happy that you get to ride in style, but I am not pleased that the driver thought you looked like a silly capuchin! huh? He needs glasses... and he is driving? yikes.

I am sad to hear that you had to have The Most Beautiful Siamese Cat In The World. I am please that your kidney is where it is supposed to be. Your mommie is not a doctor, that is what Ben Vet is around for!!!

I hop ethat next time you go to the vet you can travel in a rolls silver cloud or something vintage and fancy!

Love and bagloads of purrrs to you sweet Stormiekins and to your meowmie and of course Castlepoofpoos too


Christine and FAZ said...

I laughed and laughed at the kidney bit. You definitely deserve the most beautiful siamese cat award too.
purrs FAZ

Jans Funny Farm said...

Maybe the driver was mistaken since his English wasn't too good?

Grazing is fun but guess you're on a schedule now. So eat what you can when meals are served. We're rooting for you to do well.

MaoMao said...

Hiya, Stormie! I've missed you! My Momma has been buzzy, too. What are we gonna do with our buzzy mommies!

I'm blown away that the drivur thoughted you look like a capuchin! I don't see ANY rezemblance at all. You are a beeyootiful Meezer! And I'm sorry to hear you've losted some weight. I hope you put some weight back on soonies! I'm glad you have a wunnerful vet -- Ben sounds great!

Kittyhugs and purrs frum your furriend MaoMao!

Sunny's Mommy said...

That driver had to be blind. You look nothing like a capuchin!

I'm sorry you had to have The Most Beautiful Siamese Cat in The World while you were there, but, hey, at least you got to travel in real style to and fro :-)

Good luck next week at your appointment. Until then, eat lots. Too bad you can't graze during the day now :-/

Robyn Harton said...

Capuchin? Ithought that was a coffee drink thingy. Eat lots and feel better. Lotsa purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs for yoo!
Alla Us

Anonymous said...

Here's to piling on the pounds again Storm. Though 250g is only a couple of poos, it would be great if you could stabilise again. In your last pictures you look so beautiful, really glossy and content. I'd say your glass is three quarters full!

Pet's are 4 Life said...

oh that was funny..."you daft woman" lol. We finks our momma would make the same mistake and frweak out and takes us to the vet too!
She though she felt a lump on Raowr one time and she was fweaking out and then she realized it was a tiny little nipple...all girl kittys gets them..mol

Lux said...

I am so happy to hear that was nothing but your kidney!!! My paws are crossed, definitely!

HRH Yao-Lin said...

oh stormie! Firstly, I am SO relieved that the lump was your kidney. Thank GOD! Your human can't be too careful in my opinion and she reacted exactly as a very well trained slave should do!

Secondly, the taxi driver clearly is blind. Also, I think you are very lucky to live next door to such a cool taxi service! Your human having nothing but a bus pass and a bike is pretty poor really, but it is certainly made up for by the executive travel! Purrs to you stormie.Oh, before I forget - did you see the news about the stench invading southern England? I think we both know who is responsible, don't you! x

Parker said...

A capuchin???? Um, no. I think he needs glasses!
I hope you weight increases and that you get to relax in the sun un-interrupted next time!

The Cat Realm said...

What a funny ride to the VET! Like a real adventure. We are sure the weight loss is just a fluke and you'll gain that back in no time!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Mickey's Musings said...

It is very scary to thing that taxi drivers all seem to be blind ,yet drive!!!!! A capuchin???? Hardly!
Purrs for your next visit. I hope it was just a little harmless blip on the road and you are fine!
Purrs Mickey

Karen Jo said...

You don't look anything like a capuchin, Storm. I am glad that your vet visit went well, but sad that you had to get The Most Beautiful Siamese Cat in the World again. I am hopeful that the weight difference is because you were so full last time and so empty this time. Eat up and put on some weight.

Boy said...

I'm weawwy gwad that wump was nothing Storm! Sometimes Mummies can be vewy siwwy (wook at mine) but in the end, you're gwad they wove you enough to be so siwwy!
I've got to agwee with you about that itawian dwiver. What capuchin! He's bwind!

Jimmy Joe said...

Hi Stormie! That poor taxi driver must certainly be blind, to think you look like a capuchin. It's a good thing he got you to the v-e-t okay.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Tara said...

hehehe...a kidney...that sounds like something Mom would do!

Hopefully everything will turn out alright.


Tigmut'hep said...

What you need young lady is cat treats! Oh yes good fattening cat treat will work wonders and your piggy bother can be given a little light kitty bikky at the same time as your Mummy feeds you the naughty treats! :)

admin said...

we hope your health progress is fine....

that 'rider' of yours to travel indeed is cool!

1st ManCat Monday furr Big Brother Bunjie, Meaouwy Troops leader

Forty Paws said...

We don't think you look like a Capuchin! Silly cab driver!

Try and put some weight on. We know it is very hard. Maw is trying to get some weight on Bow also.

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