May 24 2010

Jett Black, Super Cat Missing!

Oh god, I think our $6000 cat is missing. He didn’t come home last night and he won’t come when called this morning.

I’m sure you may be wondering how a regular tabby cat can cost $6k. Funny story. NOT!

In January some dipshit ran him over. My 8 year old was looking out the window at her kitten,frolicking with the blowing leaves, she went to brush her teeth and when she returned to the window he was pulling himself across the front lawn, back end was toast.

The car that hit him broke his pelvis in 3 places and shattered his femur. He was a mess. It took 5 hours of surgery to pin and duct tape him all back together and 3 months in a big dog kennel in the living room, which did not make him happy.

People chastise me for letting him out again but if you could hear the fuss he makes at having to stay in, you’d let him out too.

Last night Jett didn’t come home :( I’m freaking out. Not necessarily because he’s our beloved family pet, which he is. More because I still haven’t finished paying off his vet debt! I still owe $380. By the way, I personally think that I should get mother of the year for saving the cat when I could have paid off all my debt instead! urrggg.

More than once over the course of Jett’s ordeal I thought that I should have become a Vet. In Canada it costs more for animals to be put back together than people. Sure we have pet-i-care but I bought that for the $1500 Bernese Mtn dog, not the $30 heinz 57 tabby cat.

Anyway, I’ll let you know if he comes home but, for now, I’ll let you peruse his cool xrays that show the broken bones and the fixed bones.

Sad :(