We had Shadow to the vet last week for his shots. He had a sore paw and my son and the vet thought he may just have been lathargic because of leg pain. He was scheduled to go back to the vet this morning but did not make it through the night. Probably for the best. Could have spent a lot of money with the same results. We do love 'em and they can be costly. Take care of your little one Geo looks like a sweety.
Our old dog never had any health problems till the contaminated dog food ingrediants from China caused so many pet deaths in the US. Theres a possibility of a unknown or rare disease striking older dogs, like humans disease takes the very old and very young while not having much visible effect on younger pets.
On a lighter note I took the Mau to the vet for some blood tests. He had been looking run down and off his feed, probably upset because his big bubba had passed on.
By the time his appointment came due he had already snapped out of his funk, partly because I took to feeding him in my bedroom away from the other cats for several days. Still at his age, about 8 I think, the blood tests were more for my peace of mind than anything else. They tell me he is in perfect health.
When the nurse was drawing blood from a vein inside his leg she slipped and messed up. When she tried again the Mau suddenly twisted around and did one of those break dancing moves spining about till he was suddenly standing upright with fore paws in a kung fu stance and began throwning round house and rapid fire side kicks like Bruce Lee. I'd seen him stand upright before but nothing like this. He was even leaping up and front kicking and bobbing and weaving like a kung fu or cat fu exhibition.
I finally tackled him and got him under control so they could try again on the other leg. It took me and two nurses to hold him down till I soothed and talked to him to calm him down, then he lay quite and let them take blood. No one at the vet office had ever seen a cat that strong. I'd never heard of a cat kick fighting like that.
Also they examined him closely and found as I'd suspected that he has no visible testicles, if he has 'em they have never dropped and are unlikely to at his age. I do remember the old story about Bruce Lee being able to draw his testicles inside so he wasn't vulnerable to a blow to the crotch, I wonder if the Mau might have done something of the sort because of the fight with the nurses and them poking around near his crotch with needles.