SoCS — Spaying, Spraying, and Splaying

“The vet said we need to bring our cat in this week to have her neutered,” Molly told her husband.

Bill did a spit-take and let the coffee he was sipping spray all over the kitchen table. “Then the vet has to come to our place and do it,” he said.

Molly looked at Bill like he was crazy. “Oh for crissake, Bill,” she said. “You know that veterinarians don’t make house calls in order to spay cats at people’s homes. You need to bring the cat to the animal hospital for that.” Then she handed him a paper towel and told him to clean up the mess he made on the table.

Bill grabbed the paper towel and dabbed up the coffee. “Well then, you’re going to have to get her in the damn cat carrier,” he responded. “Whenever I would try to cram her into her carrier, she would splay her four paws wide and I never was able to get her in it.”83800A0C-0CFE-4F04-85A9-56532446CFB0Written for today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt from Linda G. Hill. Our task was to write a post using “spay,” “spray,” and/or “spray” in it. Done, done, and done.

15 thoughts on “SoCS — Spaying, Spraying, and Splaying

  1. Taswegian1957 May 30, 2020 / 3:37 am

    I can relate to that. I had to have that fight with my cat several times last year. When we were evacuated because of bushfires and then again when I moved. The bushfire experience was bad because I had to put her in the cage on several occasions and for one she had to spend a whole night in it.
    I found the easiest way although not very nice was to stand the cage on its end and drop her in then close the door and put it the right way up again. There was no time for being persuasive in those circumstances. Polly hates the carrier even more now.

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  2. Stine Writing May 30, 2020 / 7:46 pm

    How do cats know to do this? I remember as a kid having to capture my cat in a pillow case. The claws coming through the thin fabric…The low growls…

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      • Stine Writing May 31, 2020 / 8:38 am

        My friend has one of those backpack with the big orb in the back. The cats love it.

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        • Fandango May 31, 2020 / 5:36 pm

          My daughter and her boyfriend have one also, and their cat seems to enjoy it.

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