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Location: Melbourne, Australia

I am the youngest of my family. I was adopted by my Mum and Dad who I love very much (even though I bite them). I like to do nothing and everything (all at once). I have Cat-itude and I wanted this blog to tell you all what I think about everything. So listen up.

Friday, January 20, 2006

What does an "op-er-way-shun" mean?

Mum says that I have to have one of them. I hope it involves catnip because I really like that.

We (Maddison, Mum and I) went to the Vet tonight.

Maddison is doing very very well, and in 1.5 weeks she can start going for very short walks - 5 minutes, building up to 10 minutes. She still has to be confined for about another 2 months, but we can build up her exercise during that time and see how she goes.

Maddison is a bit sad that she can't just go outside and play with Sandy. I am sad too, because that means she is in my house a bit longer - all the time!

Anyway - on to me! (cause that is what you were waiting for).

The Vet said she didn't like the look of my boo-boo at all. She said because it is soft, has grown quickly and because the pad has darkened in color, that I have to have an "op-er-way-shun" to have the boo-boo removed. Then she said it will take a long time to heal and I have to keep it bandaged and stay inside for a long time.

Mum is very sad because she doesn't want to see me go have one of these "op-er-way-shuns" but also because it is going to cost about A$650 for it to happen. I think I am worth it though. They are going to send my boo-boo off to be checked to make sure it isn't anything nasty.

I go in next Wednesday which Mum said is good because Thursday is Australia Day and they can be home to watch me all day. (Maybe they think I am going to do tricks or something - why would they need to watch me?)

Mum said we had better win the lotto (whatever that is), as things have not been so good around here lately.

Mum has been sick with a coughing thing. She is on her third lot of antibiotics and doesn't seem to be getting much better. Dad said she might have to have "ex-rays" to see what is going on in there (don't know why it is "Ex" - maybe it used to just be "Rays" and they got divorced or something) .

Mum's car stopped completely and she needs a new one - that is a very expensive thing to do, Mum said.

Maddison's treatment has been pretty expensive too. I think Mum said it was near A$1000 so far.

Mum and Dad have both had car registations to pay, as well as car insurance and other bills, and Mum said they may have to eat 2 minute noodles for a while. I just hope they don't stop my premium brand stinky goodness or there is really going to be trouble.

Mum is also seeing a specialist about some special treatment, and that costs a lot too. But Dad said this treatment is essential so I guess they have to do it.

Mum also said there were lots of rumours about redundancies at her work, so she may not have a job for much longer. I think that is good news, cause then she can be home brushing me all day long.

I hope they can afford to keep blogging. That is essential.

I'd better go. I have decided that I need to help out a bit, so I am going to go lick the kitchen floor clean (just in case Mum missed a spot when she was cleaning it).

Take care all.


Blogger Oreo said...

We will keep you in our Purrayers Charlie. Oh, & his family too! :)

12:09 am  
Blogger The Meezers said...

Oh no Oscar - we are very sad to hear that you have to have an oper-way-shun. That doesn't sound fun at all, and then having to be bandaged up. We will keep you nad your mom and dad in our purrayers that things will get better for them. Do they have kitty health insurance there? Mom has kitty health insurance for Miles and Me so that if we get sick, she doesn't have to pay alot for us to get better (she's a big cheapskate).

12:46 am  
Blogger Kukka-Maria said...

Our thoughts are with you guys. Operations for cats are just as scary as operations for people. I'm glad you humans love you enough to worry so much.

2:14 am  
Blogger lambj said...

Doesn't sound like a good start to the new year. Take it easy, Oscar, and get well soon. Sounds like you and Maddison will be keeping each other company in the infirmary. Be extra nice to your human and non-human friends; that's the best help kitties can be. Bonnie, Victor & I wish you a speedy recovery.

3:09 am  
Blogger Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Of course you are worth it Oscar! Your people love you a great deal as all of us in the kitty blogging group do! Things can be rough for people, sometimes it seems like everything goes wrong at once. But in the end things have a way of straightening out even though your can't see it while you are involved in it. Hey- those 2 minute noodles we call them (Ramen Noodles here) aren't too bad. Our boys practically live on those. love to you & your family

7:54 am  
Blogger Chatham said...

My People have used their Crudit Cards alot on me ... I'm worth it and so are you! I hope everything comes out right. My Cat Couch had to get a new used van last year. It does seem like things come in bunches, doesn't it?


8:34 am  
Blogger Derby said...

Oscar, Hope all goes well with your opera-shun. Blogging is free, so you can still do it. It will help keep you happy and occupied while you get better.

8:59 am  
Blogger Sanjee said...

Hi Oscar, I just found your blog! I gotta add you to my links. You're a handsome orange guy. I hope your oper-way-shun goes ok and you feel all better real fast. Me and my sister and my Mommy and Grandma will all be saying purrayers for you. And you do have very purrty eyes.

12:11 pm  
Blogger Max said...

Dude, I hope you can keep blogging! And it sounds like your People are having the kind of month my People are having. $$$ here $$$ there.... And last year when I got really sick, they used *MY* royalty money to pay the people at the stabby place!

You know you'll get lotsa Mojo from the Kitty Bloggers... we'll all be thinking good thoughts and pulling for you.

2:03 pm  
Blogger Mia and Ghost said...

We said our purrayers for you & Maddison... Hope everything turns out well on all fronts. Mom had to get a new car last year too.

1:03 am  
Blogger Knightly, Lizzie, & Firenze said...

Good luck Oscar! I had to have my paw operated on too. I was mad at the vet so Mom had to come to the back to get me out of tne kennel. She had to bribe me with treats before I would let her get me into the carrier thing to go home.


7:23 am  
Blogger Timmy said...

Oscar, I knows what an operashun is. I had one when I firt camed to live with Momma. They make you all sleepy and then when you wake up, the boo-boo am gone! Just make sure they don't put a lampshade on your head or anything of the sort a'cause it is far too humiliating for words!!! I'm sending e-purrs and e-licks to you and your family so they get all better and you heal fast!

6:00 pm  

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