Well, it all started the day Mommy brought Simon home. She noticed that his ears were missing some fur & figured either something was biting him or someone was beating up on him & since he was shaking his head a bit, she decided to take him to the v-e-t to make sure everything was ok...
As usual, when she went to pick him up, he cradled his head against her neck & relaxed - until he realized that she was putting him into the PTU - she tried to put a mousie that he was playing with in the PTU with him, but he took the opportunity to run - past me, past Nico (who hissed) & under the bed. As she didn't have much time, Mommy had to pull Simon out & put him in the PTU. Strike number one. Even though he was a wonderful traveler as she drove home from Ohio, this time he cried the whole way - she felt awful & kept thinking about how it must've happened the first time he was abandoned at the shelter in Kentucky.
The v-e-t was pretty quick, but she had to do a scraping of his ear & his forehead to test for a certain type of parasite. Strike number two.
When the v-e-t came back in to tell her that the test was negative, she did a cat scan (get it?) of his body to make sure that something called chip was working. When it didn't register, Mommy got a little worried. Even though Simon doesn't show any interest in going outside, we all know it only takes one time to get lost (I was never interested in going out either but when we lived in an apartment, my Grandma accidentally left the door open once. Nico didn't budge, but she found me way over on the other side of the building wandering around!)
She called the service & they told her to take Simon to a different v-e-t. She didn't want to do it, but had to make sure that chip was doing it's job. This time, Simon saw her coming & dashed under the bed - as she didn't have too much time again, she brought out the treats & we all came running. Same as before, she scooped him up & put him in the PTU & he cried. Strike number three!! This new v-e-t had the right kind of cat scan & chip beeped! However, Simon was so traumatized that when she got home & let him out, he ran under the bed & DIDN'T EVEN COME OUT FOR FOOD!! She put some treats out for him & let him calm down for a while. When she came back in to check on him - THEY STILL WEREN'T EATEN!! Anybody who knows Simon knows that he loves food - EVEN MORE THAN I DO!!
(*ugh* I can't whisper anymore!)
SIMON, I KNOW WE HAVEN'T GOTTEN ALONG TOO WELL, BUT WE'RE ONLY RAGGING ON YOU 'CAUSE WE KNOW YOU AREN'T GOING ANYWHERE! PLEASE COME OUT & PLAY AGAIN!!!
PS. THE V-E-T SAID SHE THINKS SIMON MIGHT BE A DARK CHOCOLATE POINT INSTEAD OF A SEAL POINT (HE'S NOT NEARLY AS DARK AS NICO)!! ...DARK CHOCOLATE - HAHAHAHA!