Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Today I had a scary experience.
Living with a cat since my arrival in Switzerland, has been quite a learning experience since I never had any sort of a pet before. But of course I'm still very much clueless and inexperienced about many things.
This evening as I was taking a bath, I suddenly heard the cat wailing loudly and in a sharp tone that I had never heard before. I don't know exactly how I jumped out of the bath, got into a towel and got myself to the cat who was laying on the ground in front of the balcony door, screaming in pain and salivating. He was shaking, his breathing was laboured and he seemed pretty scared also. The following 10 minutes consisted of Oliv somehow finding a vet who was still in the office on the evening of December 26th, me somehow keeping the cat calm, getting dressed, putting the cat in his basket and running out of the door all in full panic.
By the time we got to the vet's office the cat was much calmer. The doctor had a good long look at everything and told us that basically there was nothing wrong, other than a mild sore throat. He explained to us a number of possibilities none of which were anything serious, gave us some tips, and suggested that we should have the cat's blood tested [tomorrow] just to be sure.
So now we're back home and all is well, and the cat is back at eating up to his eyes and demanding petting every 10 seconds. But the time between when I heard the cat's screams and when the doctor told us that all is fine, I experienced a scare and panic that I've perhaps experienced only 2-3 times in my entire life. It was an absolute nightmare. =(