On saturday, I took Motor to the vet for his vacinne shots. I was supposed to bring him in about 6 weeks ago, but I procrastinated because I do not like to cause him any stress.
Actually it went a lot better than I thought it would. He meowed all the way there. I left him in my car until they were ready for him in an office, then we went in, he got his shots, and we were out. Our ride home was better. He meowed in the beginning, then he was quiet. I like to sing and make up songs quite often. So I made up the Motor is going home song, and it seemed to help calm him down.
So the rest of saturday, he was his normal perky self. Sunday was when he felt under the weather. He was just not himself. He wouldn't purr. And if Motor doesn't purr, you know something is wrong. I am very glad I remembered this happened to Tiger the last time he went in. So I wasn't alarmed, but cautious and watchful of his behaviors for the day.
Mostly he slept. When he did get up to walk around, he walked very gingerly, like an old cat. He reminded me of K.C. and the way she walked towards the end.
By the evening, Motor was feeling better, not all the way, but better than in the morning. And he was beginning to find his purr again. By monday morning, Motor was back to his old self again. Motor is my morning sunshine. He comes up to greet me and be pet as soon as I am up everyday. I wouldn't want to change our ritual for anything.