wednesday went like this:
i got up at 8:45 am and pulled on a dirty t-shirt. i put on my jazzercise shoes and went into the spare bedroom to see if Chanel was in there. she wasn't. but i will tell you what was: PEE ON THE SPARE BED. and this is the third time. THE THIRD. so i threw an absolute hissy fit and cried and yelled and called my mom. and pulled the mattress and boxpsrings into the garage. and threw away the bedding. and grabbed Chanel and out her face in her mess. and put her outside again. then cried some more. then opened all the windows in the M.H. to air the place out. basically i was about to post FREE CAT TO A GOOD HOME on craigslist.
it was The Last Straw. Not OK. At. All.
but then i thought maybe something was wrong with her. so i called the vet and scheduled an appointment. i explained to them how i was almost 100% positive it was a behavioral problem. they insisted on a urinalysis. here's the breakdown of the costs:
1. veterinary visit: $35
2. urinalysis: $25
3. if the cat does not urinate on its own, the vet has to extract, with a needle, the urine from the cat's bladder: $25 (if applicable)
4. if the urinalysis proves a + for a U.T.I. antibiotic injection: $35
5. if the urinalysis proves a + for a U.T.I. week's worth of antibiotics: $30
WHAT DO YOU THINK HAPPENED? HUH? HUH? CHANEL TESTED POSITIVE FOR A U.T.I. so while i was basically being a neglective pet owner, Chanel was in intense bladdery pain. and OF COURSE she did not urinate on her own at the vet, so we had to pay extra for the needle extraction. and GUESS WHAT? Chanel is also up for her yearly vaccinations. there's another quick $100. AND she has to go back in a week for a U.T.I follow-up. i don't think even the damn HUMAN doctor is that thorough.
so i have to put an eyedropper full of liquid that smells like banana laffy taffy down Chanel's throat every 12 hours for a week. i know, i know, what a glamorous life i lead.
the Cs are putting us in the poorhouse.