I have no pictures tonight, but did want to complain a little - one problem with getting three of our cats close to the same time is... they all have to go back to the vet for their annual check-ups and vaccinations at the same time!
Jeff and I packed up Annie, Charlotte, and Bit into their carriers and drove them to the vet (in the pouring rain, of COURSE.) We listened to three voices Mrrowring all the way over there, and at least part of the way back. We couldn't help it, and started to laugh at them (even though we did feel bad about it) because it sounded like we had an entire animal shelter in our back seat.
We're all back home now, but only after having to clean up vomit and poop in one of the carriers. Annie has provisionally forgiven us, but the other two are staying well away, angry, sullen.
They all got a clean bill of health, and the vet even kindly trimmed their claws for us in addition to their shots.
October is an expensive vet month for us. Because we realized that Argos was last vaccinated by the track kennel in October of last year. So... he's going in tomorrow morning for his check-up and vaccinations. I won't be going along on this one, since I won't be able to leave work. We decided that having Jeff take Argos to the vet alone was far less traumatizing than taking three cats to the vet alone, which would have been a nightmare.
And oh yes, Charlotte goes back to the critical care specialists next week to get her quarterly chest x-ray.
As much as I'm complaining about it, I know that it is all necessary, and don't begrudge our animals the health care. But yikes, having it all come at us at once. Except for Romeo, thank goodness, who doesn't have to go in for his until May. I guess that the best way to look at it is that we're getting most of our routine vet care out of the way, all at once.
Anyway, I'm off for the night. I'm going to go in to read, and probably to be glared at by at least one angry cat.