Our new kitten, Harley had her first visit with our Vet on Friday afternoon. Unlike Bruce & Oliver’s first visit, hers was relatively short. Come to think of it, it seemed strangely short. But the good news is that it went well and our little girl is happy and healthy!
We put Harley back into the cat carrier and she started to cry. I think she was afraid we weren’t going to bring her back. Bruce & Oliver were confused and they kept getting on top of the carrier to look at her. She cried the 5 minute drive to the Vet and calmed down once we arrived.
She got to go into the exact same examination room her brothers were just in back in December. They double-checked he stool sample to make sure she was indeed worm free. She is! Hooray! They went over her medical records from Charleston Animal Society and let us know that she needs one more round of boosters in a few more weeks.
Little Miss Harley weighs a whopping 3 pounds, 4 ounces. Haha She’s SO tiny. The boys were both 9 pounds when they were 6 months old and I’m fairly certain they are over 15 pounds each now. The Vet noted that Harley is “all legs”. Shes right… because Harley has crazy long legs right now that she needs to grow into. Haha
She has fleas (ugh, already) because we have a flea problem. We live in an apartment and although they are strictly indoor cats, my neighbor’s cat isn’t and bugs travel around here. We’re working on it and all 3 cats are back on Revolution. It’s both a flea killer and a heart worm preventative and it works fabulously. They have all stopped itching already.
And this is the part where I have to admit that I did not know until very recently that when cats get heart worm, it’s fatal and cannot be cured. I feel so heartbroken that I did not know about that and I really am upset at myself that we haven’t been giving the boys a dose of Revolution every month as noted on the package. I thought it was just for fleas – something we didn’t have a problem with until the last month or so.
Harley was well behaved during her appointment. I’m a little bummed that they didn’t give her a toy like they did with the boys. Maybe next time since she has to get shots.
She was a bit sleepy after we got home – it’s such hard work being a kitten. But soon after she seemed a lot different. I think the fact that we took her out and still brought her back HOME made a big difference for her. She’s been running around, playing with her brothers ever since.
It’s so weird. We’ve had Harley just one week now and I can hardly believe she was ever not apart of our lives. I was so worried about bringing a new kitten into the mix – especially since Bruce & Oliver are from the same litter and grew up together. But Harley fits in just perfect so far.
In 3 weeks, we’ll get her her booster shots and she will be well on her way to a long-lasting life in our family! Stay tuned and don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for more pictures of Bruce, Oliver and Harley!