Saturday, January 30, 2010

Grumpy Old Tom

Ring ring! Ring ring! Ring ring!
Brad: 'Angelina's residence.'
Nicole: 'May I speak to Angelina, purrrlease.'
Brad: 'Sure. Whom may I say is on the line?
Nicole: 'It's her sister-in-law Nicole.'
Brad: 'Oh, it's you. I'll get her.'
Nicole: 'Thanks Brad.'
Brad: 'Angelina, Nicole's on the line for you.'
Angelina: 'Thanks Brad. And, don't eavesdrop. Now, shoo!
Brad: 'You're mean, Angelina!'
Angelina: 'Oh, just go away, Brad. Hey, hie Nicole. What's up?'
Nicole: 'Hey Angelina. I got news for you.'
Angelina: 'What is it? Don't tell me you're pregnant again?'
Nicole: 'No, silly. Just like you, I've had the snip snip too. It's about your brother Tom.'
Angelina: 'Why? Has he been giving you trouble? Beaten you up or something?'
Nicole: 'Sort of. He's been very grumpy lately.'
Angelina: 'Really? What's bugging him?'
Nicole: 'Hahaha...what an apt question. Not bugs though, more like fleas.'
Angelina: 'Really? So I was spot on.'
Nicole: 'Yeah. So he has this sort of ulcer on his upper lip and a bald patch at the back of his neck too.'

Poor Tom. That ulcer on his upper lip is making him grumpy.

Angelina: 'Eeuuwww! Fleas can do that?'
Nicole: 'According to the vet, Dr J, yes, fleas can do that. Apparently, Tom is more sensitive than the rest of us.'
Angelina: 'But I thought all of you are totally indoor. Just like us. So, how did he get the fleas?'
Nicole: 'From strays.'
Angelina: 'Far out! Did you invite them for dinner?'
Nicole: 'No, doofus. We have this new neighbour who puts out catfood outside his unit so the strays came all the time. The vet said the fleas could have come through underneath our door.'
Angelina: 'Serious?'
Nicole: 'And these pesky fleas can lay dormant for about six months without infecting anyone. But as soon as they find a likely host, they'll have a feast. They may stay on you or jump off again.'
Angelina: 'What about the rest of you? Anyone else infected?'
Nicole: 'Fortunately, only Tom is. As a precaution, all of us had to be sprayed too. I really hate having my fur all wet with chemicals.'
Angelina: 'Yeah, that's terrible. So, Tom's not coping well, eh?'
Nicole: 'Definitely not. He has to eat tablets twice a day and some sort of gel applied to the lips too.'
Angelina: 'Hahaha...scaredy cat! Don't tell me he's one of those who hates pills?'
Nicole: 'That's your brother. And these pills contain steroids, you know.'
Angelina: 'Steroids? Soon he'll have an athlete's bulk, eh.'
Nicole: 'Yeah, maybe he should start training for the catolympics.'
Angelina: 'Aren't steroids supposed to be harmful to felines?'
Nicole: 'Oh, the vet said only if we're exposed to it for a long period. Can cause renal failure, diabetes etc. But Tom will be on a small dose for only about two weeks.'
Angelina: 'And so you'll have to cope with grumpy Tom for the next two weeks?'
Nicole: 'Well, that's the story of my life.'
Angelina: 'And Dad's grumpy too I suppose as he had to pay an extra vet's bill?'
Angelina and Nicole: 'Men! hahahahaha...'
Angelina: 'Thanks for the news, Nicole.'
Nicole: 'No worries, Angelina. Bye!'
Angelina: 'Oh, OK. Bye! My regards to the kits, and Dad'
Nicole: 'Yeah. Sure. My regards to Mama and Brad. What is he now? Pet or servant? PA?'
Angelina: 'Neither. Slave. teeheehee!'
Nicole: 'Hahaha..bye sis.'
Brad: 'I heard that Angelina.'
Angelina: 'I told you not to eavesdrop.'
Brad: 'You're so mean, Angelina.'
Angelina: 'Yeah? So what's new?'
Angelina: 'Fine. Whatever.'


mamasita said...

Poor Tom..ulcer on the upper lip?
It must be so painful.Lady Yoda had some kind of fungus on her ear..still recovering from it..
Cashper had an injection for a tummy ache that day..Momo had some fever..Eva had a mild eye Tom, you are not alone..

Pi Bani said...

Kesian Tom. U make sure u stay away from those fleas ok?

Btw, don't la gaduh-gaduh with Brad, tak baik tau!

ray said...

Pak Malim Leaves Comment, while sitting on cement.

Tom, semoga ulser awak, cepat semboh, kata Pak Malim sambil minum teh Boh.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Yummy Mummy,
Your whole household is sick? Ouch! Let's all pray for everyone's good health. purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Pi,
We don't have strays roaming our area. Thank God. But Mama likes to pet cats she sees everywhere. This news may turn her unfriendly towards other felines. purrr....meow!
We don't gaduh-gaduh, usik-usik je....

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Please pray, my dear Ray
That no flea will bite Pak Malim, who's always so slim
Tom says thanks for your wish, though he'd prefer if you send some fish

Unknown said... sure it is not a case of a misplaced love-bite?..:)

sherry said...

Kesiannnnnnnn Tom !taruk majerin instead of vaselin boleh?

tireless mom said...

Ala buchuk buchuk Tom, hope your ulcer has disappeared. Try apply the soothing gel. As for the fleas, not sure whether they work for felines, but I know this kapur Baguus which works for kids who has fleas!

~CovertOperations78~ said...

Poor little Tom! Please get well soon! I hope you will be well and happy always, kitties! It makes me so sad to see any kitty unwell.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

PakMat dear,
Pray tell, who's gonna deliver Tom the love-bite? You so naughty, eh? purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Sherry,
Margarine? Aiyo...cannot-lah! purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Yatt,
The best thing for feline with fleas is something called Frontline, either spray or drops. Tom wasn't very happy at the vet, especially when he was sprayed. Tak macho-lah bulu semua basah! har har har... purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Can't use the "poor little Tom" expression on him. He's a BIG boy - all 7.5kg of him! Tom is not unhappy, he's just grumpy... purrr....meow!

Lee said...

Hi Cat, love your humour, ha ha...
shhhhh, eavesdropping, huh?
Love the header pic of your kuching.
G'day, Lee.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Uncle Lee,
That picture is to prove to the world that it is really ME that blogs. Not anybody else. No proxy. How do you like my pink MacBook? purrr....meow!

Cheqna said...

oh poor Tom...hope he'll be better soon.

grumpy eh?..should pity Nicole then..haha...

Angie..treat Brad kindly will u..apa lah..jgn gaduh2 n jgn follow the real life A-B..hehe..


p/s..tumpang senyum baca pantun Pak Malim...nak sambung lah

"Mama che kalsom pun minum teh boh,
sama2 minta Tom segera sembuh."


Cat-from-Sydney said...

No way we're following the example of our namesakes. Especially the adopting part. eeeeuuuwww!

Pak Malim, jawab pantun Cheqna tu.