First of all, many thanks to everyone for their well wishes, purrs, and positive thoughts over the past few days. I really appreciate it. You are all the greatest friends a cat could have. Thank you for all your wonderful messages and comments.
So my adventure began Sunday evening. My humans gave me my evening feeding of stinky goodness a little early. I wasn't complaining. About an hour later they took my crunchy food away! I wasn't too upset at the time, since my belly was full. But later that evening, when I went looking for some food, there was none to be had.
Aside from that, I slept through the evening with my humans until the food alarm went off the next morning. My human dad woke up, and got out of bed, but as he was getting ready for work he didn't feed me! I figured he must have forgotten so I went to the door of the food storage room and meowed to be fed. Dad ignored me. So I meowed a little louder. He still ignored me. So I went over to where my food dishes normally are, and where my water bowl still was, and meowed some more. That had no effect, so I went and rubbed against my dad's legs. He reached down to pet me, but he didn't feed me.
So I went back to the bedroom and jumped up on the bed. I walked all over my mom and meowed, then stuck my nose in her face. She reached out to pet me, murmured some words, then got out of bed. But she didn't feed me. So I meowed louder. Both humans were now ignoring my requests for food.
My humans then left, but mom was back fairly soon. I rubbed against her legs and meowed for food again. Once again, she ignored me. Then she took my fleece blanket and put it in the travel box. Then she took my cozy sleeping bag, put me in the sleeping bag, and put me and the bag into the travel box. Then we walked out to the car. I decided I must be on my way to the Tierärztin (vet).
A brief note here on German grammar and vocabulary. The generic term for vet in German is der Tierarzt. A male vet is der Tierarzt. A female vet is die Tierärztin. My vet is a woman, so she's eine Tierärztin.
When mom took my travel box out of the car at the vet's, I was very glad for my cozy sleeping bag and my warm fleece, as it was rather cold out during the walk from the car to the vet's. When we arrived at the vet's office, the friendly vet tech, who thinks I'm adorable, told my mom to bring me right into the room with the shiny table. My mom set my box down on the table, told me Alles ist okay (everything is okay), spoke a few words with the nice vet tech, pet me as best she could through the bars on the travel box, and left me there! She left me all alone!
Fortunately, the nice vet tech took good care of me. She took me out of my travel box, and put my fleece in a cage. Then she lifted me out of my sleeping bag, put me in the shiny table, and drew some blood. She then put me and my sleeping bag in the cage with my fleece, and left me there for a short while.
She came back a little later and brought me into another room with a shiny table. The vet was there too. They stuck me with a needle, and pretty soon I was feeling drowsy. I quickly fell asleep.
When I woke up, I was back in the cage with my sleeping bag and fleece, and still feeling rather drowsy. My behind felt a little sore, and my "goodie bag" felt a little different than it had before. The vet tech was in to check on me, and I slept on and off for a while.
Later on, the vet tech came and took me out of my cage. I was curled up right in the bottom of my sleeping bag, so she picked me up in the bag, and wrapped my fleece around the bag. She brought me out, past the cages and the room with the shiny table. I was so happy to see my mom and dad standing there! The vet tech handed me to my mom, who kissed my head and hugged me. Her hands were cold, so she kept me in my sleeping bag so she wouldn't make me cold. The vet tech went to get my travel box, then my dad and the vet tech took care of some paperwork while my mom held me and kissed my head. When my dad and the vet tech were done, the vet tech came over to pet me and say goodbye, and then my mom put me in the travel box. My mom and dad then took me out to the car.
On the drive home, my mom sat next to me in the back seat. She opened the lid of the travel box, and pet me through the opening in the lid. I was still rather drowsy, so I just curled up in my sleeping bag and let me pet me. I was so happy that my mom and dad came back for me.
When we arrived home, my dad opened up my travel box, and I immediately ran upstairs to my room. I was STARVING and wanted some food. But there was no food there! Only a little bit of water. So I went to use the litter box, then drank a bit of water, then headed downstairs where my humans were. I started meowing, to let my humans know I was hungry. I went over to sit on my dad, meowed, jumped off of him and went over to mom, meowed. They both ignored my meows. I went over to dad, he pet me, and I meowed some more. Mom sat down at the laptop (I understand she was updating my blog for all of you) and I jumped into her lap, and meowed.
My meows weren't having any effect, and I was still feeling a little sleepy, so, with both my humans sitting on the couch and watching TV, I settled myself into my mom's lap, which was covered with my fleece, and let both mom and dad pet me. I slept for a bit.
When mom went upstairs to go to bed, I followed her, hoping she would now give me some food. No luck. My meows had no effect. So I settled into bed with mom. She was reading one of those book-things, but I curled up in her lap and let her pet me.
Eventually dad came to bed, and I settled down between both of them. It was nice and warm under the covers, and although I was still hungry, I was also sleepy.
Thankfully, when the food alarm went off this morning, dad fed me stinky goodness, although it was only half of a normal-sized serving. It was so yummy though! He also put me crunchy food back out. About an hour later, he fed me the other half of the serving. After I ate, since dad had left for work, I went back to bed with mom.
When mom got up, she gave me another half-serving of stinky goodness. This was a new flavour I'd never had before: chicken and shrimp! Real chicken breast and real baby shrimp. Yummy! Mom says I'll get the other half a little later.
After eating, I followed mom downstairs, where we showed me my new toys! I have a treat ball that has yummy cheese-flavoured treats inside it! And two new balls to play with! So you were all right - I still have my toy balls to bat around on the floor and play Fußball and hockey with! My mom also showed me the bird feeder outside in our backyard, so I can have more birdies to watch when they come to eat!
My goodie sack definitely feels different, and I'm still a little more drowsy than usual, but other than that, I'm feeling fine. After I finish this entry, I'm going to curl up in my mom's lap and sleep while she studies. She's studying Anatomy and Physiology, because she's going to be a Physiotherapist. I'll also get around to visiting everyone who has left me a message over the past few days at some point today.
Thanks again to everyone for their well wishes. You are all the best!