Thursday, March 25, 2010

Nacho The Cat Goes To The Vet

"Hey, Nacho, wake up. WAKE UP! NAAAACHO! WAKE UP!"

"Come on, Nacho. You have to get up. It’s time to go to the vet’s office."

Oh. Um... A vet’s office is a place cats.

"Well, cats are..." [long enough pause to cause suspicion] "...treated..." [cough to detract attention from suspiciously long pause] " this place. Yeah, that’s right; they’re treated well at this place. You’ll find it" [sweat accumulating on forehead] "...interesting there."

"Oh, no no no... The ferrets are definitely not going because this special day, Nacho. This trip to the vet’s office is just for you."

"I promise, Nacho. No ferrets. Today is all about you. Only you. Now, in order for me to be able to get you there, you have to get inside here."

“A cage?" [nervous laugh] "This is not a cage. This limousine. A fine kitty like you should travel in luxury, don’t you think?"

[cough, cough] “That’s just put there so that fortunate kitties don’t feel bad. You don’t want to be snooty about your good fortune, do you?”

“You know, Nacho, this is getting too complicated. Maybe I should just take Clair instead and let her”

“Alright, then get in so we can get going.”

“That’s because it’s a limo for just one special kitty. You.”

(Phew...looks like I convinced Nacho to go to the vet’s office. Incidentally, Nacho is going in today to get fixed. I was under the impression that I had to wait for my 5 ½ month old kitten to go into heat before I could take her in to the vet’s office. But Tatiana, one of my favourite bloggers, kindly reminded me that I didn’t have to wait for puberty to hit; anywhere between 4 – 6 months is a good age to have your pet spayed or neutered. So I phoned the vet’s office and made an appointment for Nacho. And Tatiana was right on the ball. The receptionist told me that they recommend that pets get fixed “before they go into heat”. Cool.)

"Shhh...shhh...shhh… Quiet, you two. She’ll hear you. How’d you get into this post, anyway?"

"Don’t I know it."

" Not very much. Sorry, Nacho..."


  1. What a ham Nacho is Martha !.. my goodness this will be done and dusted so quickly it will be a blur .. but keep me posted on how she does .. and those two comics ready to make fun of her ?
    Joy : )

  2. Oh my gosh, Martha, that was hilarious! I was laughing out loud the entire time I was reading it. Your captions are so perfect for the expressions on Nacho's face. Poor Nacho---I hope she doesn't hold this against you!:-) I'm sure she's in for lots and lots of kitty treats---that should ease the sting.

  3. Martha, you're such a cutie! You made me smile, thanks!

  4. Nacho is hilarious. And my two little clowns, Clair and Bailey, enjoy teasing Nacho. Thankfully, Nacho is very easygoing and can laugh at herself :) In any case, this is so important; the last thing on earth we need is more kitties. There are so many out there in need of homes.

    Beth, thank you! I couldn't help myself; Nacho is so expressive (and so photogenic) that I have to do something about it. Nacho will be spoiled rotten after the vet's. Poor thing. Despite how hard it is leaving a pet at the vet's for this surgery, it's very important that it be done.

    Liza, thanks! A sense of humour is the most important thing to me. I'm sure you understand that; you have a very good one of your own!