Sunday, September 14, 2008

We're Back...


Much to Laura P.'s delight we have returned home and have Limo and the Nut back in our possession. I was surprised to hear such a good report on Lil Ms. Limo, apparently she was an angel:-o Laura said she'd even keep her! Limo was a good deer chaser and farm companion to Ken, our farm manager. Ken even let Limo ride in the seat next to him on the mule when he went to spread manure- she is a pretty good girl when she wants to be... but I was not at all shocked at how bad the Nut was. She cried and bit at the crate and kennel fencing the whole time. And to make matters ever worse for Laura, was P'Nut had to be leash walked because last Saturday she was running through the horse pasture, chasing the geese and flipped when she hit a ditch- I missed the action, but Laura said she tumbled head over feet...she got right up and ran back to us, then proceeded to jump in the lake and swim after the geese. So really I thought she was fine. But by the next day she was limping and a bit swollen in her ankle so Monday before we left I dropped P'nut off at the vet to get an X-ray. As the vet's office cat strolled in and hopped up on the desk, I told the receptionist that Peanut is NOT cat safe, and she would grab a cat in a heartbeat. Nut never saw the cat hop on the desk because she was starring too intently at the little kitty that was in a cage up for adoption...Again as I handed the Nut off I told her she is not cat safe... Laura picked P'nut up around 1pm. I think all of the vet staff was very relieved. Peanut wailed the whole time and even cut her eye because she had her face so pressed up against the cage trying to reach the office cats. Apparently there are 2 cats and despite my warnings she managed to grab both cats :-o Both cats are fine and I don't know the whole story, but I am miffed that they didn't listen to me and it happened twice! $220 and 2 grabbed cats later Peanut's leg was just bruised and a bit strained...nothing serious.

It's good to be home again and be with the "kids". Less has been extra sweet lately.

4 comments:

cdncowgirl said...

That pic looks like Les is saying
"Yay, Mom's back!! Got any cookies?" :)

Glad to hear the Nut's injury wasn't too serious. Annoying though that the clinic staff didn't pay more attention your warning!

IHateToast said...

do you get the impression that people hear "she's not cat-safe" and think, "oh, but i can manage, she must think i'm an idiot."

ah, peanut. you have to love the touched ones.

greytblackdog said...

peanut is just trying to educate the dumb vet techs with some hands on training. she's a quick one that Nut! i bet it was fun to watch her chase those geese. i'm glad she's ok.

Maria Peters said...

flipped a ditch and just kept goin'. yep, that's my kinda' girl!