Zoe is at the vet now, getting spayed. As well as being given her rabies shot and having a microchip installed. This is my small, furry baby having surgery here... eep. Not that I don't want her reproductive organs removed, trust me, but she was so unhappy this morning. We couldn't give her food or water after 10 pm last night, and the whole way to the vet, she mewed very unhappily from her cat carrier in the back seat--something she never does. I'm going to be able to pick her up this afternoon though, if everything goes well. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Oh, and for those that were wondering, it is indeed possible to dress your cat in a baby onesie. I had the people at Babies 'R Us get me greatly discounted ones from the back stockroom, and I ended up only paying $3.50 for four of them. We did get her into one on Tuesday evening, which she wore for all of about two seconds. The length and width of a preemie onesie are right for her; it's just the small fact that her front legs are so much smaller than the armholes of the garment. She was able to wriggle out of it, very quickly, without the onesie being unsnapped at all. Needless to say, she will not be wearing one after her surgery today, contrary to the vet's suggestion of "dress the cat to prevent her from ripping out stitches". I'm hoping that she'll keep the cone on that the vet said will be coming home with her today.
On the other hand, I now possess an unopened three-pack of preemie onesies, all of them blue with trucks and cars on them. They're meant for boy babies, but obviously, I figured that the cat couldn't care less what color or pattern they were. Except I have no plans to have a baby, anytime soon, and no real inclination to troop back to the store and return them for like the $2 I'll get back. I'm trying to figure out who I can give them to... I have two writing friends who are expecting babies...one's a girl due in April, but she's not likely to be premature, and the other is a boy due in July... also not likely to be a preemie. Does anyone out there need them? I figure the postage will be relatively cheap, anywhere in the US, since they're clothing and weigh next to nothing.