After the joys of the weekend, which included a wonderful visit from some of the Sun King’s pilgrims, today was Steroid Shot Day. And this is how it went:
– Brutal wrestle getting Louis Catorze into La Cage: check
– Yowling throughout the journey: check
– Kicking, hissing and clawing during the injection: check
– Silence all the way home (apart from the odd moment when Cat Daddy muttered, “Disgraceful behaviour”): check
And it seems that Le Roi has lost weight and is down to 3.22kg. We had noticed his appetite reducing in proportion to his increased trips outdoors for Oscar-baiting and suchlike, and we’ve had no reason to be unduly concerned. But we’ve been told to keep an eye on him and not let him get too skinny (which will be a challenge for a cat who doesn’t like food).
Then, when we got home, we realised that we had locked ourselves out of Le Château, so Cat Daddy waited outside our door with La Cage perched on the wall whilst I dashed around retrieving our spare keys from Cocoa the babysit cat’s family. During the wait, Cat Daddy got chatting to a random passer-by who commented on Louis Catorze’s “lovely face” (although, to be fair, it was getting dark outside at this point), and who revealed that all his cats had come from the same rescue as Catorze.
The little sod sat happily and serenely through the key kerfuffle and the compliments. Maybe one day he will do the same with the vet.
(Thank you, Phil, for the fabulous photo showing my dear boy’s tooth impediment in its full glory.)
4 thoughts on “Vivre un échec est pire que lutter”
He has vampurr teeth! All 5 of my blacks show vampurr teeth when they smile 💖
His are permanent, smiling or not! His lower lip even has a slight dip to accommodate his protruding canines. I love it and I think it makes him more adorable.
Humans are the only animal that I know of for whom the showing of teeth is not a threat display. Having said that I believe our pets learn it to please us like speaking meow only to communicate with us. Much like learning another language to talk to us. It speaks to their love that they will develope such behaviors just for us.
Le Roi doesn’t mean to show them. They naturally protrude even in their resting position!