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Goodbye Stitches!

Posted by: | August 5, 2014 | 6 Comments |

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Friday, August 1st I brought Smore to the vet for her post-op check-up. The vet tech that had seen her at every appointment was happy to see I was keeping her and that I had finally picked a name (up until then she was known as “Kitten”). Before Smore even got out of the carrier, our vet tech said she had grown.

stitches

Surgery site after 2 weeks – no stitches! For reference the grey is her chest and the other grey up top is her good leg. Her head is bottom right corner.

“Really?” I said. I guess you really don’t notice changes when you see them every day, haha.

When she had her surgery, she was 4 pounds. Now, 2 weeks after surgery and minus a leg, she weighed 4 pounds, 8 ounces. The doctor was pleased with how nicely her stitches looked, and he took them out right there with me scratching behind her ears. I didn’t expect that to be anything like it was. He took a pair of clamps, held the string, and cut the string with scissors. Then, he pulled the stitches out. It still boggles my mind.

Smore didn’t seem to mind at all.

Actually, the only thing she did mind was her temperature being taken, but I don’t blame her. That does kind of suck.

He then gave her the first set of kitten shots, told me she was filling out nicely, and that he thinks she’ll remain a very active cat who will surprise me continuously at her abilities as the years go by.

Honestly, she already has! Granted, I don’t know what I expected from a cat who climbed up my leg and onto our window screen with only three legs to begin with. That other leg was just dead weight that got in the way.

I’ve noticed a steady increase in her activity. She’s way more active than I remember her being before surgery. I guess that leg really did get in the way. I think she feels better now too.

I brought her home, and she hasn’t put her clothes back on since. Or rather, I haven’t put them back on. Her fur is already starting to grow back too. It’s so soft!

Smore in crazy cat pose sleeping

Smore sleeping strangely

She continues to enjoy her snuggles. She also apparently likes to lie in strange positions as evidenced by the photo of her in my lap. And actually, she liked to do that before getting her stitches out too. See? Notice her back foot is by her head and her front foot is near her butt. She’s actually completely asleep in this one too. She started dreaming shortly after.

Smore lying in a strange position; she was more curled up until she heard my camera turn on

Smore lying in a strange position

So then the night after getting her stitches out, she struck this pose. She was actually curled up so that you couldn’t even see her face, but my phone made a click sound when I unlocked the screen, which resulted in the “hey, what do you think you’re doing?” face. Seriously, you’d think she was trying to groom herself or something! But no, she’s just being goofy and trying to teach me cat yoga poses. Why bother doing downward and upward dog when you can do crazy cat curl?


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6 Comments

  1. By: benny55 on August 5, 2014 at 7:14 pm      Reply

    SMORE!! ¡ How in the world I’ve been missing your blogs is beyond me! I just did a little catch up though and what a journey!

    You DEFINITIVELY PICKED YOUR HUMAN AND YOUR FOREVER HOME!!! EXCELLENT CHOICE!!!

    I love, love, love your pictures! You are sooooo cute AND very pretty! You certainly know how to get the best out of your sleeping positions too!

    This is a wonderful update and I know you are just bursting with pride at how amazing l y well she is doing! Well done Smore! Well done Mom!

    Hugs to all!

    Sally and Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle

    • By: tinav323 on August 6, 2014 at 12:51 am      Reply

      Thanks for stopping by and catchimg up on the journey. I love the comments and posts you make. They’re always so full of fun and humor. They always brightem my day. 🙂

      Thank you. I happen to think she’s pretty cute too, but I’m biased lol. And we do our best!

      hugs back from Tina and Smore.

  2. By: benny55 on August 5, 2014 at 7:15 pm      Reply

    AND I LOVE YOUR BANNER AT THE TOO! Lovely, just lovely!

  3. By: Melinda P on August 6, 2014 at 12:21 am      Reply

    Oh yay! She must be so happy to have her stitches out! I can’t wait till Kender gets hers out and I won’t have to stress about her messing with them anymore.

    Her sleeping positions are so weird and cute!! Cats can be such curious animals…they never stop surprising me 🙂

  4. By: tinav323 on August 6, 2014 at 12:52 am      Reply

    Lol thanks. It actually came with the layout. I was going to change it to one of my own, but I decided to keep it for a while because it’s so soothing.

  5. By: tinav323 on August 6, 2014 at 12:53 am      Reply

    She seems quite happy. Licks the site a lot now. I was so shocked to see so much hair growth already!

    And yes hopefully Kender will leave hers alone.

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