The Big TripWe took to the road for 27 days drive across the country and back. (Pictures and various other updates are over on https://www.facebook.com/swhobbit/photos if you care, but you'll have to friend +Katherine Derbyshire or I to see them.)
+Margaret Derbyshire and her son Ian were able substitute cat valets in our absence. Oscar never did fully adjust to them, but he did chill enough to eat well.
Penwiper, love monger that he his, had Marg and Ian wanting to take him home to Syracuse with them. Against our better judgement, we kept him.
Spa Day for Whitey and OscarAll the cats have been to the vet over the summer, with Oscar & Whitey making a second visit on September second for teeth cleaning.
During the visit, Whitey also got a blood draw, and the results came back that his kidney and thyroid functions are both "high normal". That means our quiet hunter doesn't need any treatment, but we need to keep a close on his drinking and litter box use, and of course annoy him next year with more blood work.
The sedation associated with the visit knocked them for a loop, as always, and PW hissed at the strange smelling cats as they staggered about the house. But they bother recovered faster than previous visits.