If you don\’t play to win, why play at all?

May 31, 2009, 6:24 pm
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I haven’t been training for a week, yet again.  My cat was sick and I had to take care of my little fellow.

I got home on Tuesday night with Qish the Siamese cat scratching his right ear wildly.  He didn’t touch his food as well, and kept on howling while scratching.  My teammate Mark said I should have it checked, because there’s some wax and watery discharge inside his ear, and it’s been red from his scratches.  I don’t think he was able to sleep last night, so we packed for another trip to the vet this morning.

I brought him to a different vet because he might still remember his struggle with his other vet a week ago.  So I brought him to Vets in Practice (VIP) in Mandaluyong, and I was pretty happy with it.  Actually, I might not go back to his old vet.  Not that he was treated badly in the other clinic, but they have complete facilities in VIP, and I have been reading a lot of good blogs about it as well.  But because it’s a popular clinic, it’s also pretty busy at 9:00 a.m.  There were about 10 dogs (4 Siberian Huskies!) lining up to be checked, and a Persian cat who came after us.  We waited for about 40 minutes before the vet checked Qish.  She got some wax sample from his infected ear.

She suspected Qish has ear mites, and I said it’s quite unlikely because he doesn’t interact with other cats.  In fact, Qish thinks I am another cat (that, or he thinks he’s another human).  Then she asked me if I touch other cats, and of course I do!  I actually cuddled a few stray kittens last week when we helped build a house for Habitat for Humanity.  Apparently, the ear mites could have clung to my clothes and finally found “home” in Qish’s ears.  So yeah.  No one else to blame but me 😦

Now he wears a new fashion, with a big cone collar around his neck.  And it irritates him big time.