EMERGENCY VET WEEK = FREE SHIPPING!
So, Gandalf managed to almost rip her suture right open. It was bleeding and I had to take her on an emergency vet trip during work. Vet told me she’s doing OK, but needs antibiotics, cleaning solution, and MAY STILL NEED the suture to be resealed. Her wound hasn’t been healing that much, and it’s very possible I’ll have a pretty large vet bill ahead of me. Her suture was originally done at a vet in Sacramento, and the 2 hours to drive there on a work day really isn’t worth it for mine and Gandalf’s stress and I’m not even sure they’ll repair it for free since I had to go to another vet to get the antibiotics. (one much closer and very good may I add!)
OK THAT SAID! NO SHIPPING PRINT SPECIAL!
Vet plus several other expensive things means that I’m in danger of doing some big time dipping into my rainy day funds. If you’ve ever wanted to hang my art on your walls, here’s your chance!
11x17” prints available.
$20 AND NO SHIPPING FOR US OR CANADA!!!
(My entire DA gallery is up for grabs, too for 8.5x11” prints. $6 plus free shipping Canada or US)
That means it’s just like picking it up from me in person. And you’ll help fund kitty vet bills. Oh, and anyone who spends more than $50 gets a free 15 minute watercolor sketch from me.
Note me on DA (kiki-doodle)
or email me: email@example.com and let me know what you want.
For international people, let me know where you’re from. I’ll do discounted shipping, but I need to make sure I don’t LOSE money shipping these or it defeats the purpose of raising money :p All shipping under $5 is free.
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Gandalf is doing better now that she had the sutures redone..
HOWEVER! I will NEVER go back to that vet if I can ever help it. Besides it being two hours away, I had to fight them to get them to redo the sutures. Her wound actually had some of her fat on the outside!!! The local vet wrote a huge note about what needed to be done, and I called the vet with notice, but the vets there didn’t seem to have any of that written down, and didn’t even remember when I had been in to have her spayed. They kept telling me to just take antibiotics home even though I had already done that.
The wound looks gross because they had to cut away some skin and use real sutures to hold it together. It should heal very cleanly now though.
The reason her eyes are so red is that apparently she somehow escaped (??) at the vet when they tried to shove her into the cat crate. They threw a net over her and dragged her back into a cage. I brought her baby blanket so she could feel comfortable, and it was tossed over the cage rather than being inside with her. She had defecated and stepped all over it (which worries me because she has a fresh wound!!) and the vets wouldn’t let me reach in and take her out, saying she might be too dangerous, and shoved her crate inside forcing her against the back wall. I was able to usher her in, but she was terrified.
As far as “too dangerous” this is a cat that I take out to meet and be held by children :p She has never hissed in her life, and never lashed out with any type of aggression.
I think she was just terrified, and was being man handled. When she gets worried (normally when we’re giving her a bath), she’ll try and climb up your shoulder to safety. If you just hold her against your chest, she’ll let you carry her away. The vet techs obviously LIKED her, but I was still absolutely horrified at the state she was in when I picked her up. The first thing I did in my car was open her crate up and she went between jumping into my arms and purring, and running back into the crate, and then back to my arms. She was still very dizzy from anesthesia, though, so no lap riding today, but I kept my hand in her crate and she just put her paw over my fingers and purred the whole way home.
Anyway, I have a total of blood work, rabies shots that were never given to her by the breeder (but I had to request at the new vet), two vet visits at the local place, as the breeder paid for the Sacramento joint, a fecal test to make sure she doesn’t have any worms as she was never tested by the first SF vet I took her to as a kitten, and two doses of antibiotics, a penicillin shot for the surgery and some cleaning solution :p
Because of that, free print shipping is still available!
and once again, anyone that pays over $50 gets a watercolor sketch of whatever they want!