Monday, January 9, 2012

Everyday I'm hustlin' (for my damn cat)

I brought Bosco to the vet today which is always fun times. He is a very good cat when he goes. He doesn't try to bite or scratch the vet and all I have to do to get him into the carrier is open the door. He has no idea what's going on and is all "oh cool a new thing I can crawl into...wait...NOOOOOOO!" At least this is what I imagine he says.

The vet tells me that he lost about a pound which is good because he is fat. He now weighs 16lbs rather than 17lbs. What's not good is that he needs a dental cleaning. Being a life long cat owner I know that this is going to cost me approximately one of my kidneys, possible a spleen as well.

The cost of today's visit totaled $317.00

The cost of the dental surgery will be between $500-$600.  I'm guessing it will be more than that. Poor baby though. I could see that his gums were inflamed and one tooth looks really bad. He's on antibiotics for ten days. Good thing he eats anything so I can sprinkle it in his food.

So this cat lady needs to hustle and earn some more green. I can see it now, hanging out on the street corner.

Random lady: "I need money to support my 5 kids."

Me: "I need to pay for my cat's dental cleaning."

Everyday I'm hustlin'

He's lucky he's so cute. He really is a trophy cat. He sits at home all day. I work and bring home the cat food and cuddle with him and tell him how cute he is.

I am attempting to train him to be more helpful around the house. I'm starting slow with teaching him how to brush my hair.


  1. Awwww he is absolutely adorable. Good luck getting his bills paid for. He deserves it with just how adorable he is.

  2. Aww, cutie! Good luck with the bills, I know that game all too well.

  3. The things we do for our pets! LOL

  4. Awww he is cute! But alas, this post is one of the reasons I don't yet own a kitty of my own. Bitches be expensive!

  5. Awww he's so cute! I feel the same way about going to the vet. I have to take the dogs but I know I can never afford everything they need.

  6. That is the main difference between having pets and having kids. At least with kids, you can make them get a job and start earning their own money. Pets don't really have a way to bring home the bacon.

  7. Holy hell how did you rack up $300 of vet bills?! Insanity!!! Thank God my cat is a cheap date. My dog on the other hand... Now I ain't sayin' she's a gold digger...

  8. Oh man! Bosco is a fat kitty!

    Ming has a potentially expensive vet appointment for his next check up. We are using this plug in right now that releases a hormone to chill him out, but if that doesn't work he will have to go on meds. He's stressed :(

  9. Awww, my dog needs to get that done in the near future as well. We're hoping I can get a job first.

  10. @Mark - Thank you! I'll figure it out but it is quite the hit to the wallet.

    @Vanessa - Thanks :)

    @B - seriously! They don't know how good they have it.

    @Gia - true dat G!

    @Rose - It's crazy how much money it is!

    @Harley - I wish I knew! It's ridic.

    @Shelly - Awww I hope Mings is doing better!

    @Kathy - I think I need a second job for this ha.

  11. I hear ya. My cat needs to go to the vet, but I just don't have $$$ in the bank right now. Not enough to deal with what I know will happen anyway.

    Your cat is adorable. You're lucky it's fat. My cat weighs between 4 and 5 pounds. I'm pretty sure she's just gonna break one day.

  12. awww, cute cat! you should totally train him to cook your dinner also, especially if you like fish....

  13. You're in luck. I'm going to open a feline dental practice to pay for my ticket to Vegas. I'll give Bosco a discount on braces

  14. Your cat is fortunate to have as gracious of a owner as you. I would have been brushing my cat's teeth on my own.