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Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Diagnosis: Food Poisoning!

This is the Human Slave.

I dashed to the vet after work and went to visit Baby. In his 'cell', with a bandaged arm attached to a drip, he cut quite the pathetic figure! He saw me, stared at me with his big blue eyes and then HISSSSSSED pure venom at me! I was devastated!

I opened the door and luckily he soon returned to his usual affectionate self - the vet said that he has been extremely vocal and has voiced his displeasure exceptionally well! Apparently he had diarrhea all night last night but today has settled down and is recovering nicely.

The vet says she thinks it was a really bad case of feline food poisoning - at this point I felt obliged to explain about Baby Mao's night time trips to next door's rubbish bins and how he regularly returns with KFC, naan bread, curried chicken etc etc - a skill taught to him by Yao-Lin!

The vet chuckled and agreed that this was the most likely cause of his illness. Whatever he ate, it made him very ill but thankfully he is on the mend now.

I can pick him up tomorrow evening after work but he has to stay indoors for three days.

I'll be off to the shops tomorrow to buy some lamb chops and steak for a special welcome home dinner for him. I miss my baby!

Thank you SO MUCH for your positive purrs! I really do believe in the power of positive purring - I've seen it work wonders across the cat blogosphere and I can't thank you enough for your loving comments!

I'll be sure to get Baby Mao to blog as soon as he is home, I imagine he will have quite a tail to tell!

Many thanks and much love to all

The Human Slave xx


The Meezers said...

oh no Baby Mao!! Stay out of the trash or your outside priv, um, prif, err rights, will be taked away from you.

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Baby Mao how on earth could you like curry?? Are you sure Yao-lin wasn't directing you to the "bad foods"? You're a lucky fellow to get lamb chops as a welcome home, I get nothing tasty ever. Sorry you hissed at your mom but I understand, you're at the VET you never know who or what is going to prod you!

Glad to hear you're getting much better!!


Anonymous said...

Ugh, food poisoning is an awful thing. Hoping Baby Mao (or you) never go through that again.

The Meowers from Missouri said...

baby mao, "garbage gastritis" is an ugly thing--you MUST keep away from trash bins food. if you do, you will feel like this again (or, bast forbid, WORSE), an' hafta go back to the v*t?? silly kitty, please mend your ways!

purrs from your furriends,
the meowers

Daisy said...

Hooray! Baby Mao is on the mend! I cannot wait until he is back home where he belongs.

ps: I hissed at my Mommie when I stayed overnight at the hospital for my bladder stone surgery.

Victor Tabbycat said...

Wow, I only get a few table scraps frum my howse. I can't magine what they eat at ofur howses! It's a good fing you gotted him to the vet. Cat food is fur cats; bean food is fur... beans!

Baby Mao, do you spose eatin all that rich people food mite haf sumfin to do wif yur... odor?

Hissin at yur Mom? Dat's low. Sure, Bonnie woulda done dat, but dat's Bonnie.

Eric and Flynn said...

Baby Mao, we're glad they found out what was wrong with you and you're on the mend now. Eating trash out of other people's bins is not a good idea. We don't think you should do it again.
Purrs furrom Eric and Flynn

Fat Eric said...

Mao, it is good you are feeling better. Stay out of the rubbish though. You don't want to feel ill again. And how kind is your human buying that food for you? No one buys me lamb chops!!!

Chairman Mao said...

Awww, poor Baby Mao! I'm so sorry you got the yucks from the garbage. Sometimes I try to get inna garbage can, too!

I know you're gonna be lookin forward to those lamb chops! I'm so glad you're gettin better, and we Ballicai are sendin lots and lots of purrs!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Finnegan & Buddy said...

Baby Mao, we're glad you'll be home soon. Vetty bean is a yucky plase to have to stay - and they put needles in yore arms? AAAAACCCKKKKK!!

Please stay owt of trash bins even if they smell good. I used to HAF to eet owt of them wen I was a stray cat and I will nefer eet that yucky stuff agane.

Purrs from all of us,

Finny (& Buddy & Jasmine)

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Poor Baby Mao! I can imagine that he has been very vocal in his displeasure!

I think both Baby Mao and Yao-lin need to stop going to the neighbours drive, or er um walk through restaurant!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Baby Mao! I hope that you will now stay away from that neighbor! Purrs to you and I am glad you are getting home soon!

Mickey said...

Wowzers!!!! I guess that's it for dumpster diving!!!! Bug your Mom for goodies :)
So happy you are getting better Baby Mao!!!! :)
Purrs Mickey

Lux said...

Oh, I'm so glad that Baby Mao's getting better now! Listen to your mom on this, Mao!

meemsnyc said...

Food poisoning! Oh no Baby Mao. We hope you feel better soon! Stay away from those garbage bins. Yuk.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh Baby Mao...digging thru the trash? Really...that is most undignified. Now you know not to trust Yao-lin when he shows you stuff like this. Glad you're feeling better.

Derby said...

Mao your mum feeds you good stuff, stay out of the leftover rubbish bins. There is a reason the beans tossed it out in the first place.

Jimmy Joe said...

Oh boy, BM, Momma says nothin' hurts the tummy like a bad curry. I hope your feeling better soon, ol' buddy.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Baby Mao, we are very sorry to hear you had food poisoning! Maybe you should stay indoors all the time? We do, and we don't mind at all! Sending lots of healing purrs your way!

Ramses said...

Aha, so I was right! Baby Mao's sickness was caused by Yao-Lin daring him to eat something extremely yucky and Baby Mao being the sweet little stinky cat that he is, doing as his big bother (eer brother) told him to do... ;) I do hope that the toxic waste containment unit has fully cleaned up the contents of his litter box and decontaminated the surrounding area to be sure! ;)

I shall purr that Baby Mao has learned his lesson and will no longer listen to Yao-Lin when he suggests such exotic meals again and that he is fully fixed after this one, ready to return and cause havoc in Yao-Lin's peaceful realm yet again! :)


Black Cat said...

Oh, I only just found out about your food poisoning Baby Mao, you poor little thing! I don't know why you and Yao-Lin have to go trash-canning when your human feeds you such nice foods at home! Ollie and William both liked a little bit of mild curry but they only got a small quantity fresh from our plates. Get well soon stinky - erm, I mean, sweetie:) xxx

Monty Q. Kat said...

Yuk! Baby Mao, don't do that again, the vet place can't be that much fun. :P

The Crew said...

We're so glad to hear you're going to be OK!! There must be a lesson here about foraging through garbage cans at night.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

How are you feeling Baby Mao? We're just checking in. Bendrix wants to hear more of your stinky exploits!