Saturday, May 10, 2008

Little Gin Gin

Isn't so little anymore. I had to take her to the vet the other day and she weighs in at almost 12 pounds. I was surprised it wasn't more because she seems so much bigger and feels a lot heavier than Woofy. And the reason I had to take her to the vet? This is funny. Because my hubby was worried she had a tumor. She has this big sack that hangs from her belly and sways back and forth when she walks. I told him I'll take her in but that they're probably going to charge me $32 just to tell me she's fat.

That was exactly what I told the girls at the counter after we walked in, too. They laughed and one said, let me take her to the back and if she's fat we won't charge you. Wasn't that nice of her? So I sat and waited and when she came out with Gin Gin she laughed and said, "yup, she's fat!" Then explained that when some female cats are spayed they get a fat sack that kind of hangs there. She said some males can get it, too, which explains Woofy's little one.

As promised they didn't charge me and hubby was relieved.


Lynnsplanet said...

That's funny.

My vet told me it was protective bag some breeds get when they spend time outside. I still didn't buy it, but he was never a fat cat. I didn't think of a tumor. I had thought it looked like a cat who just had kittens, but he was a male. lol He did fine. He lived 18 years.


Debbie Wallace said...

That's exactly what Gin Gin looks like! Like she just had a litter of kittens. She and Woofy are indoor cats. The vet told me some males get it too, if they've been neutered.

Cheryl said...

Glad to hear Gin Gin passed the vet exam with flying colors. Bet know your hubbie will listen to you more. LOL


Debbie Wallace said...

LOL, I doubt it Cheryl:)

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photoquest said...

I took in a stray cat that kept getting beat up by another cat in the neighborhood on my front porch and i picked her up and realized she'd been de-clawed i had to bring her in so she wouldn't get hurt but she has aquired that hanging sack since she's been in the house she's gained alot of weight!