I have become Crazy Cat Lady, the Buyer of Cat Strollers

I am sorry in advance for what you are about to read. If witnessing the evolution of a mere human into Crazy Cat Lady is something you may find disturbing, turn back now and pretend you never came to this godforsaken place. I got my cats a cat stroller. Specifically…this cat stroller (in green). This thing had better last us for life. First, reasoning (aka excuses): Our cats like being outside, both on our cat-enclosed porch and on harnesses in the shared yard.

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Pee-training Rigel

Note: This is part of a series of posts about Rigel the Maine Coon kitten who was given a urinary infection by a veterinarian in Stockholm during a routine surgery and has been struggling with peeing since. You can read more in the Rigel section. Rigel turned 1 year old on July 22. I was almost afraid to celebrate. We didn’t think he was going to make it to 8 months, having been scheduled to be put to sleep way back in…was it March…and then miraculously peeing at the last minute, on the day we thought we were going to lose him.

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Update on Rigel and response from DjurAkuten

Context: The Month from Hell. DjurAkuten After numerous attempts David finally got through to DjurAkuten, the clinic that did Rigel’s neutering surgery and decided to put a catheter in him because they thought his bladder looked big - the one he left with a urinary infection and an inability to pee. He spoke to them about what had happened. They requested that we email them all of Rigel’s journals, which we did the same day.

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The month from Hell

Update on Rigel and response from DjurAkuten Update: When I first wrote this post I kept all clinic names anonymous. I am now un-anonymising one of the clinics (DjurAkuten), where this whole chain of events was triggered in the first place and which is now trying to claim that Rigel was already sick/had a flaccid bladder when we brought him in for a routine surgery as a healthy kitten despite their own records stating otherwise.

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