Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Cosmo’s Big Day

Cosmo is being fixed tomorrow and I am really nervous about it.

I am more nervous about the kitten’s surgery than I was about Sylvester, who lost his manhood later in life.

I think part of the worry is Cosmo has been doing this weird panting behaviour when I make him chase after a string – up and down stairs, up and down the couch and the bed and in circles – for a period of time.

It’s possible I am working him too hard, but many of my pets died due to heart conditions, so it’s in the back of my mind that Cosmo will have troubles, too.

And then there is the fact I have to drop him at the shelter tonight for surgery tomorrow.

How do I explain to Cosmo we are not abandoning him and we’ll see him again soon? Won't he be scared being locked in a cage away from everyone he knows and loves? How can I leave him alone?

Cosmo is four months old. We have had him for three months, and while he bites and scratches and climbs the screens, I love him to pieces. I know he will be fine, but I will miss him.


Mrs Gloves said...

Poor kitty! I am sure he will do just fine!

...stopping by from SITS...

Mrs.Mayhem said...

Cosmo will most likely be fine, but maybe you could mention your concerns to the vet. I think there are some options with anesthesia, as far as choosing the safest one.

Anonymous said...

Been there. But all turned out well! Cute picture.

CoconutPalmDesigns said...

I completely know how you feel. When I dropped Topanga off to get fixed I was a complete mess until I got her back the next day. But as you know everything turned out fine for her and Cosmo is going to be fine too!

Give him a pet for me!

Cheers :-)
- Rainforest Mommy

Nicole said...

Aww, he'll be fine and you will have him home before you know it! I felt like that the first time I left my dog overnight at a kennel.

Young Wife said...

Aw, what a cutie! It is so nerve wracking when a pet goes in for surgery.

Cassiopeia said...

I know exactly how you feel. We've discussed getting our cat fixed too, but I'm worried that it will be too traumatic for him and that he'll change. He's an indoor cat so it isn't to "control the cat population". What is best for the cat?

LambAround said...

Aaw, I think it's very sweet that you're so worried! He will be just fine as long as you are there to snuggle him afterward :)

Mama Hen said...

Don't worry, he will be fine. I know how hard it is to take our pets in for something like that. Before you know it it will be over and he will be running and jumping. Have a great night and hang in there tomorrow.

Mama Hen

WhisperingWriter said...

I'm sure everything will be fine!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

OHHHH!!! Good luck Cosmo. I'm sure it will be fine. Won't remember a thing!

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

MommyToTwoBoys said...

Good luck Cosmo!

I have an award for you on my blog!

Betty said...

Poor Cosmo, but I would mention the panting to the Vet and hope nothing is wrong.

That's why I won't take Buttons to the Vet. I don't think I could handle it.

Good luck Cosmo. Buttons sends her love.

Debbie said...

It is hard to do that. But the male surgery is so much easier than the female. He'll be himself in no time flat.