Floki’s Vet Visit and Near Disaster

My wife called me at work yesterday and said Floki was behaving strangely when he ate so we decided it was best to call the vet right away since the weekend was coming up. She got him an appointment for 11 a.m. this morning.

I noticed when I got home yesterday that he did seem a little off when he ate, like he was having trouble swallowing or something but then, on the next bite, he seemed fine. Nevertheless, we wanted to make sure he was okay.

So, amazingly, we were able to get him in his carrier and I brought him to the vet. I didn’t get any useful photos but here is one from another trip to the vet.

The vet checked him out pretty thoroughly and found nothing serious wrong with him. He did say he had slight gingivitis but not enough to cause problems. He also said he had wax build up in his ears and suggested we clean them. I laughed at that because Floki is a Cat 5 tornado when we try to do anything that he doesn’t want done. That is why I asked them to clip his nails while he was there.

When I checked out it was raining pretty hard outside. I usually wear moccasins that are comfortable but are slippery when wet. I didn’t think about that since it wasn’t raining when we left the house.

So I went out the door in the pouring rain and walked quickly to my car. As soon as I stepped on the asphalt I slipped and fell forward. If Floki wasn’t with me it probably wouldn’t have been a big deal but Floki’s soft carrier hit the ground and I was about to land on top of him. I twisted my body to the left to keep from crushing Floki but hit my elbow hard on the pavement. I also got very wet because I ended up laying on the flooded pavement. Fortunately, I only hit Floki with a glancing blow so at least he is okay.


33 thoughts on “Floki’s Vet Visit and Near Disaster

  1. kittiesblue

    We really hope you are both okay with no permanent damage to your elbow. Mom can totally relate as she is always an accident waiting to happen. So, did Floki get his ears cleaned? XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, angel Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer, Kizmet, Audrey & Raleigh

    1. Charles Huss Post author

      Thanks. I scrapped up my elbow pretty good but at least I didn’t break anything, or hurt Floki. I should have asked the vet to clean his ears but didn’t want to traumatize him any more.

  2. Genevieve Petrillo

    Thank goodness you are both doing OK. That could’ve turned really ugly really fast. Good, quick thinking to twist away from the carrier at the last minute. Hope you’re both 100% real soon.

    Love and licks,

  3. Mary McNeil

    Wow – been there done that !(no permanent damage to cat or me) Glad you and Floki are ok and that his ears get safely cleaned !

  4. iamthesunking

    Oh my word! Thank goodness it wasn’t more serious for both of you. I know someone who twisted her body awkwardly on the stairs to avoid falling on a cat, and ended up so black and blue that people thought she had been beaten up. How are you now?

  5. franhunne4u

    And that is another reason for having a hardshell cat carrier. Besides the “accidents can happen”-precaution and the “easier to clean” thing. It is more secure for your cat – unless something really hard hits and the container is opened – but that is still better than the cat being crushed. I am very glad you did not break anything, Charles (we do not have to call you Your Majesty after this week, do we? *just kidding)


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