I’m wounded……..But you should’ve seen the other guy

I didn’t see Diesel much yesterday, I should have known there was something wrong but I just thought he was hiding to get away from a certain hypo little boy. After tucking Briley into bed I gave Diesel a quick passing pat as I walked out of the room, instead of giving me his signature meow and swipe, he tried to stand and ouch that’s when I saw his leg. His leg was swollen, clearly Diesel has been trying his luck at being the big boy about town but it is obvious that he is perhaps not the staunch cat he once was.

I examined the leg, well looked at it as best I could in between fending off Diesel trying to bite me. I could understand his reaction, it was swollen and I could not find a wound but I could only assume it was a cat bite injury. So I defrosted him a Maranui Beef and Game ring and carried him to his food bowl, he picked at it then limped towards the door and no I was not letting him out tonight. I guess he had to settle for the litter tray and I had to settle with cleaning it. Leaving neither of us impressed.

He looked annoyed at me, right? But you know what, I know best and if he had¬†just let me look at it, I wouldn’t have needed to put him in that cage and take him back to Remarkable Vets which I’m pretty sure his was also unimpressed about. Fiona and I clipped up his leg to find a bite wound he was lucky, it hadn’t formed and abscess so after a quick anti-inflammatory injection and a course of antibiotics we were back in the car and on our way home in thirty minutes. Okay, okay it doesn’t take thirty minutes to clip a cats leg so yes the bulk of the time we were there, I was ¬†chatting over a coffee.

Diesel lapped up the attention all day like any male with Man Flu. He followed me around the yard, limping just enough to remind me he was sore and deserved attention.

He even got attention from Shadow.

Nothing a little sunshine won’t fix.

There is never a dull moment in this cats life. I just wish I knew what he gets up to when he climbs out that window and wonders off on an adventures all on his own. I guess I will just have to settle for imagining it was a really big cat that got the better of him.


Farewell Remarkable Vets

Let me introduce myself, I am a veterinary nurse from Queenstown, New Zealand and I worked for Remarkable Vets for about 7 years. But this blog is not about me, this is the ‘New Beginning’s Story’ of Diesel our beloved clinic cat, Diesel was in my opinion the star of our T.V show Remarkable Vets.

Diesel no longer enjoys his life at the clinic, he is now nine years old and is tired of the hustle and bustle that come with living in a busy veterinary clinic. He is opening more random bags of food and scratching more unsuspecting patients than usual, making him no longer a friendly welcoming face to the practice. He is craving the comforts of home he needs a warm lap so snuggle up to at nights. I hand raised Diesel when he was about seven days of age so now that he is ready there was no question as to wear he would go, of course he would come home to live with my family and I.

He has hurdles to leap, he has to find his place within our busy family. A lot has changed since he lived with me, two new cats Tiger-Lilly and Shadow, two new dogs Austin and Scout but I think the biggest new additions to get used to are my two small children Briley and Ty. Diesel has always adapted well to new situations and adventures and I think as soon as he realizes how warm the kids beds are at night he will feel very much at home.

Diesel has a huge ego and always enjoyed his visits from fans that enjoyed watching him on our NatGeo and TVNZ show so it seemed a shame for his star to stop just because he has moved away from the clinic, I am sure he will have many more adventures and moments to shine and I will be sure to share them all with you.