8.22.2008

Friday Fleas!

Update: Mom just gave me my first treatment of Advantage Orange and the vet said to do another treatment in three weeks. Keep your fingers crossed that this gets rid of those nasty fleas. Mom had to get a shot! The doctor also gave her some antibiotics, just in case. He just shook his head at mom and said something about "she just couldn't get a break lately." Thanks for your well wishes.


Update: Mom called the V.E.T. and NO trip for me. Mom just needs to go and buy the Advantage Orange. I guess I will be a greasy kitty for a little bit. Mom has an appointment with the doctor at 12:30 for her foot.

Guess what Mom found last night? FLEAS! I have no idea how they got on me because I never go outside. Mom is calling the V.E.T. this morning as soon as she gets up to schedule an appointment. She would go and buy some flea stuff, but it's been so long since I have had fleas and that fact that I am almost 13 years old - she wants to make sure she gets the right stuff. I will update when I get back.



What's this thing doing out?

Also, Mom has had another run of bad luck. She picked up conjunctivitis in her eye (the doctor says it was probably from the plane) and this afternoon she stepped on a broken piece of metal in the yard. She may need to go and get a shot today. Poor Mom! She says she just can't get a break! (Watch what word you use, Mom!)

25 comments:

Chesney Cats said...

We HATE fleas!! We had a terrible infestation & we never go outside either. Poor Festus almost went to the Rainbow Bridge because of those awful fleas. The CB helped Mama pay the v-e-t bill, bless them all. She's trying to save green papers so we can have another dose of Frontline. She's paranoid after that mess.
We hope you get rid of the nasty fleas real soon.

Hugs & Purrs,
Sammy, Festus & Emma

Chesney Cats said...

We got so caught up in the flea thing that we forgot to say we hope your mommy gets over her bad luck & feels better soon.

Sammy, Festus & Emma

jenianddean said...

OH no fleas!!!!! We hate those little guys! Have my dad tell your mom about Josie and Huggy Bear and their litter mates and the battle of the fleas. All I can say is UGH! http://jaspermckittencat.blogspot.com/2004/11/fleas-flee.html

I hope your mom's eye and foot are alright. And my mom says if she needs anything at all let her know.

-Jasper McKitten-Cat

Kellykat said...

Dirty rotten fleas! We hate them. Hope your mom gets better soon.
-Stryder, Scotchy & Sugar

Lux said...

How very strange about the fleas - best wishes getting rid of them. Please tell your mom to be careful, and I hope her eye feels better soon!

Tracey and Huffle said...

Poor Praline and poor Praline's mummy! I hope the fleas go away never to return and that your mum's foot gets better real fast.

Huffle Mawson

goldenshade said...

Glad to see your mom is back but it hasn't been the luckiest of weeks. Hope your mom feels better and you get all those blasted fleas wrangled out of there!!!!!

purrs Goldie and Shade

Eric and Flynn said...

We get Frontlined every month so we don't get fleas or ticks. We have never had cat fleas but we have to be careful of ticks. We hate those nasty little bloodsuckers cuz they live in the grass in our fields and are just waiting for us to come along. The Frontline gives them a nasty surprise though.

Luna Spain said...

We hate fleas too!!

Our Mom found fleas too,maybe is the waather ,the hot We don´t know!

All we can say is UGH! too!

Besos y abrazos

Luna and LLanca

Parker said...

How awful!
I hope both of you get fixed up and all better soon!

topcatrules said...

We hope your fleas get deaded soon.
We love looking at all your pictures. :)

Mickey said...

Jeepers!!! You and your Mom are having a hard time of things :( I hope your Mom will be OK!! It might be best to relax and cuddle this weekend!!
Sadly, fleas can come inside by hitching a ride on clothing . They sometimes hide in the grass. The Vet will know what is best for you :)

Steppa and her Babys +Lover Guy said...

O no baby not them ugly mean finks Her ar 2 finks our bean knows about bringin your flees in the house New RUGS or u ar getin SiCK ask you bean to have u vet take blod of u to see if u is ok i lost a baby to this by not knowin this iam not trying to scare u mom LOA Ps i dont spell to good to tell all of the story .

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

OH DEAR....FLEAS???? You must rid yourself of those immediately!!!

Please tell your Mommy that we hope her eye feels better soon!

JB's Big World said...

Poor mom and poor you! I hope the fleas don't give you too many biteys!
--JB

Daisy said...

Oh noes! I hope your mom feels all better soon, and also that your fleas get deaded.

Tybalt said...

Poor Praline and poor mom!

That's quite the day you are both having.

I'm a little bit embarrassed to say that I've had fleas this year, but mommy is pretty sure they come in off the doggies, even though we all get treated for the little suckers . . . no pun intended.

Evie/VampyVictor said...

OH wow did your momma break a mirror?!
Momma says that there is an old sayin' that everything happens in 3's so she should be good now :)
And there is this stuff that momma puts on the back of our necks each month that takes care of fleas, worms, kinda does everything (coz Mushka can't swallow tablets),it only works out at $10 a month each and takes care of everything, we iz just angry one day a month when she puts it on, OH and we has never had fleas in our life.
Iz called Revolution, I iz not sure if they have it there but juz tryin' to help :)

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Ugh, fleas is hooribul! The way things are going maybe yoor mom should be happy she din't get a break! We sure hope yoor mom gets to feeling better and dat all dem dirty little bloodsucker DIE!

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Ohhh Praline, you and your Mom are just going though too much right now, and we hope both of you get fixed up really quick! That is so bad that both of you are having a run of bad luck, and we are purring for you both ...
Hugs,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

Angus Mhor said...

Ah, Praline, fleas are the bane of our existence, eh? Right up there with ticks and worms and evil diseases. I'm sure hopin' the Advantage Orange kills the little suckers dead, dead, dead! And that your poor mom catches a break-she needs it!

Forty Paws said...

Fleas are bad news. Conjunctivitis is bad news. Hole in foot is bad news. Hope you get some better news over the weekend!

{{{Hugs}}}

Luf, Us

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I hope the fleas will leave soon!

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

ewwwwww! we don't have fleas inside, but some summers there's a big infestation of fleas in the grass outside the house in front. if the people walk through the grass, the fleas jump on their socks or pants and ride on into the house to get us. yuk!

purrrrrs for your mom! we sure hope she's one hunnerd purrcent all better soon and forever after. no more owies!

Anita said...

Oah my Gosss!! Fleas!!! Don´t believe it! A lady like you cannot have fleas! Probably your mom was bringing them her trip in the clothes or suitcases. Humansssss!!!

I hope that your mom improves of her eye and her foot.

Purrrrrrrs.