Sunday, May 9, 2010

Cleo, the $500 Cat

Cleo was a stray cat that had been coming up to John's back porch since his wife loves to feed the strays. He returned from a long bike ride to find her laying on a blanket in the family room. Apparently, she had seen one of their other cats at the back door and walked right in to socialize. Although she was covered with fleas, he knew that this cat was here to stay so he went to Walmart that evening and got some Sargent’s Flea stuff, the kind you place on the back of the cat’s neck.

The next afternoon, John heard the cat meowing downstairs and found her laying on on her side with her legs straight out like she was paralyzed and panting heavily. After consulting with his wife, he put her in a cat carrier for a trip to the vet. Apparently she'd had a bad reaction to the Sargent’s flea medicine but, with $500 of treatment, is going to be fine. Shortly thereafter, she was named Cleo and she is now a part of the household, fully recovered and playing with the other two cats, Penny and Browney.

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