Sunday, 16 May 2021

sixty-one weeks


You...  You...  YOU...  YOU WHAT?


MOUSES!


For mousin' out loud, Peepers.  You went to see Dr Teresa on Friday and didn't bother to take me?


How rude.


MOUSES!


Of course, it's not that I actually WANTED to go see Dr. T.  I mean, she gives needles and stuff.  Painful stuff.  Pokin' and proddin' kinda stuff, if you know what I mean.


And I don't even want to talk about how she takes one's temperature.


MOUSES!


But still, she is MY doctor, So if anyone is gonna go see Dr. T, it really should be me.  Me, eu mesmo, et io.


You didn't know I knew some Italian and Portuguese, did ya?


MOUSES!


So anyway Peepers, how is my dear Dr. T?


What do you mean you didn't see Dr. Teresa?  What do you MEAN?


But you went for your shots!  I heard you sayin', as you were walkin' out the door, that that's why you were goin' outside.  And EVERYONE KNOWS Dr Teresa gives the best shots.  As far as shots go, I suppose.


So what did you get?  Huh?  HUH?  Enquirin' minds wanna know.  Did you get the rabies one?  Or distemper?  Maybe the one for feline leukemia?  Or did she give you the whole KIT and caboodle, so to speak?


Although in all honesty I didn't know she was givin' distemper shots to peeps these days.  But peeps have been known to do strange things, especially as of late.


What do you mean for the umpteenth time, you didn't go to see Dr T?  What do you MEAN?


OH MY MOUSES...  PEEPERS, ARE YOU CHEATIN' ON MY DR. T?


Peepers, this is not good.  This is not good at all!  When a kitty finds a good doctor, even if said kitty doesn't actually like goin' to see doctors in general, it's kinda expected that the doctor they've found IS THE ONLY doctor said kitty ever should see.  Cheatin' on veterinarians is an absolute no-no, for sure.


And I'm pretty sure this applies to kitties' peeps, too.


MOUSES!


So Peepers, either you went to see Dr. T without me - Bad human.  BAD! - or you went to get your shots from some other doctor I don't even know - EQUALLY BAD!!!


LET ME SEE YOUR RABIES TAGS.


What's this you're handin' me, now?  This ain't no rabies tag at all!  It's just a stupid piece of paper, and...


Oh.


Oh....


OH....


So now I see.  You didn't get your rabies shot, after all.


Although you might wanna look into gettin' that one, Peepers.  I've seen you foamin' at the mouth like a rabid peep while you're brushin' your teeth.


So no rabies.  In fact, there were NO kitty type shots for you.  Instead you had your COVID vaccine.


And you couldn't get that one from Dr. Teresa, huh?


Who knew?


MOUSES!


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And remember:

IF IN DOUBT,

DON'T. GO. OUT.

Continue to practice SOCIAL DISTANCIN' measures

AND KEEP WASHIN' YOUR PAWS.

MOUSES!

Remember to mask up, too.