Wednesday, September 06, 2006

keep your comments to yourself

ok - i have been purposefully not posting about this particular area of my life, because people are so polarized about it. so i warn you in advance, don't judge me. what i am about to confess goes against every humanistic sensibility i have, and i don't need to be made to feel worse by your scathing comments.

a week ago today, we had our cat, Satchmo, declawed. the reasons were varied and complicated, and for today's purposes i will not go into them. needless to say, he, and i, have been traumatized for the last 8 days. he has been isolated in my bedroom, wearing The Cone of Death, and generally looking miserable. finally, today was the day The Cone was supposed to come off. so i took it off. and he cleaned his feet til one of his scabs came off, and i had to put the cone back on. now his vet, our friend Sara, says we should leave The Cone on all the way til friday night. i cannot tell you how unhappy i am about this! poor satchmo! i cannot tell you how much i regret this!!! i spend hours everyday on the bed with him, scratching and rubbing his poor, lonely self...enticing him to eat and drink despite the half-blindess of The Cone. sigh. only 2 more days... only two more days... i hope that we can make it.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I will NOT keep my comments to myself...so there. You absolutely did the right thing by declawing the cat--think of all the furniture saved! Not to mention the small children whose eyes he could have gouged out will now be subjected only to the harmless batting of his claw-less paws. Think of the children!

rachel said...

whoever you are, thank you.

Anonymous said...

On the other hand, it is likely that the procedure itself was quite painful. Can you imagine having your fingernails removed? Sounds more like 'Platoon' than PETA. And the humiliation must be unbearable--I am certain that animals have emotions--can he have possibly avoided crippling depression? You had better keep that cone on after all...if for no other reason than to keep him from using that noose he fashioned while "playfully" batting that yarn around all afternoon. At this point, I can't say that I blame him...

Anonymous said...

http://www.peta.org/factsheet/files/FactsheetDisplay.asp?ID=42

rachel said...

clearly, you have trouble following diretions ... "keep your comments to yourself"