Is it just me - or is my cat giving me the stink-eye? That look totally says "eff-off", doesn't it?
Well poor little Tux has a reason to be grumpy. He's had a bad start to the week. Yesterday, he was pulled from a leisurely breakfast to be dumped off a place filled with weird smells, weird people and the most hated of all things - dogs! Yep, he went to spend the day with the vet.
So he got poked, prodded and generally annoyed all day. Then, because I was out of town for the afternoon and not returning before the vet closed for the day, he had to go spend some time at Mom's.
And, as much as he loves Grandcatmama, he doesn't like spending time at Grandcatmama's house - it's filled with weird smells, weird people (both of those because of Dad) and the most hated thing of all...
...Ladydoggy. (Ladydoggy is actually very good to cats, Tux is just prejudiced.)
And with all that poking prodding and general discomfort, we discovered that Tux does indeed have diabetes, as well as a bladder infection.
The good news is, the vet says we should be able to control the diabetes with diet instead of insulin shots.
The bad news is he has to take pills for two weeks (for the infection) and I can't make him feel better by sharing my ice cream
(Old picture - I promise, I am not giving my diabetic cat ice cream)
He goes back to the vet in two weeks for a follow-up and we see if we've got his blood sugar under control.