A Conversation with Tiger

“Good morning, Tiger. Don’t look so alarmed. There will be no trip to the vet today”

“Sorry, Sue.”

“We were doing it for you, Tiger. Because we care about you. Just a short ride. A quick checkup. It would have been fine. “

“But you were going to put me in the box, weren’t you Sue?”

“Well yes, Tiger. That’s how it works. Into the box and off to the vet. Kitties do it all the time. Why couldn’t you?”

“I can’t help it, Sue. Bad memories.”

“Kind of like me and the dentist, I guess. But at least I go, Tiger. I don’t hide under the bed.”

“But you would if you could, right Sue?”

“That’s beside the point, Tiger. Eventually I go.”

So, there was no trip to the vet this week.

We’ll try again.


~ Susanne

26 Comments on “A Conversation with Tiger

  1. Tiger is so cute, I want to hug him! But, you need to go to the doctor for checkups, Tiger. ❀️😻🐈

    • I used one for an older cat before but not sure it would work with Tiger. If a stranger arrives he would still likely hide under the bed!

  2. Aww poor Tiger! Years ago I had a cat named Scamper who refused to get in the cat carrier. He ran across the street once to avoid it!

    • Scamper scamped away at the first sign of the box! πŸ˜„ I have no idea how Tiger knew what was in store for him that morning, but he disappeared after breakfast and no amount of coaxing could get him to come out from under the bed!

  3. When we moved to Hawaii we were going to bring our cat, Chairman Meow. But taking him to the vet, two miles away, he would end up a frothing-at-the-mouth basket case. We couldn’t see him surviving the trip to the airport and then a six hour flight, so we had to leave him behind with my brother-in-law’s family. Some cats just don’t like to travel!

    • I’m glad you found a good home for him. Tiger is like that too. When I called to cancel, the Vet’s office said next time I should feed him breakfast, then close him in the bathroom till we’re ready. I told her I couldn’t do it, he’d have a nervous breakdown!

  4. I suppose I might have hidden under the bed if someone was going to put me in a box. Can’t blame him. πŸ™‚
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Thanks,.Pete. I dont know how he knew.as we hadn’t even gotten the box out yet. Maybe he heard us talking and that was enough to send him into hiding! But once he was under the bed it was all over! 😽😸

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