Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Tucker and I have returned from the vet check. I'm happy and relieved to announce he passed all tests with "flying colors". The first was to check his blood for leukemia or FIV. He was such a good boy. He didn't even whimper when his blood was drawn. Though he seemed healthy, kittens and cats don't always show outward signs of disease if it's in the early stages, so I was a bit tense as I waited the 15 minutes for results.
I learned that Tucker weighs 2 pounds and 9 ounces, which is just under the 3 pound weight requirement for neutering. Besides that, he's a bit under-developed so I was told we'd need to wait for two weeks before considering that surgery. When I was informed the blood tests were negative, I breathed a sigh of relief and offered a prayer of thanks. Tucker's temperature was recorded in the normal range and he was given vaccinations. Again, he was quiet and didn't struggle when the vet inserted the needle. He did begin to shake just a bit though so I wrapped him in a towel and held him for the rest of the time.
There was no flea activity and he had no parasites - those were welcome results. So many people commented on how cute he was and how sweet his disposition seemed to be. It appears Tucker and I will have at least two or three more weeks together before he is offered for adoption. That suits me just fine.
I introduced him to some of the resident cats this afternoon and was pleasantly surprised there was no hissing nor growling. Tucker sat and looked at the other cats and they sniffed him then walked away. In cat world, that's a good thing. It usually signals that no cat feels threatened by the newcomer.


dee begg said...

Wonderful news on the test results. Who could be threatened by that sweet little face?


Anonymous said...

Oh Im happy to hear this good news.Good for Tucker and you.I would love to have him lol.I have 2 one 13 and one 3 both boys lol.

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Good news! I am so happy to hear he is 100%! I meant every word I said. I know things are happening for the best. My thoughts will continue to be with you both.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

oh Kady, I am so glad/happy that Tucker passed with flying colors..;) and that he will be around for a couple more weeks.:) give him a sweet hug and kiss for me.;)

Karen said...

KADY, that is wonderful news that Tucker is so healthy. I have to say the selfish side of me is glad that he will be staying with you for a bit longer. I am enjoying his pictures and stories and will miss him when he's gone. It's just been such an added joy in my day to read about your kitties.
Thank you for sharing them with us.

Cat Haven Crafts said...

That is wonderful news about Tucker. I am so glad we will get to know him a bit more for a bit longer. Give him a sweet kitty hug from me!