My cat Jessie has to go in for radiation therapy on Monday. She knows something is up because she has become so needy and doesn't want to leave my side. She's going to be gone for three days and when she comes back I have to basically keep her locked up for two weeks. That is going to be a nightmare. Let me give you an example of a Jessie day:
4:30 am.... (mom gets up at 5:15am). Start patting mom on head till mom turns over.
4:31 am... when mom turns over on side, go to feet and walk up leg to hip. Sit.
4:45 am... meow...over and over till mom knocks me off hip.
5:00 am... sit next to mom's head and stare...every once in a while putting cold nose on mom's warm nose. wait till mom opens one eye and pushes me away. (ah ha...we have life!!)
5:15 am...freak out when alarm clock goes off.
5:16 am...trip mom as much as possible walking from bed to bathroom...(can't let her forget I'm here and I want food).
5:16-5:30 am... watch bathroom door and wait for shower to turn off.
5:30-5:45 am... go in bathroom with mom and meow and do figure 8's while she's getting ready....snuggle a little then stare and paw at door. When door is opened run out then realize mom isn't behind me and run back in as fast as I can so I don't get tail chopped off in door. (this can be tricky)
5:45 am... watch while she wakes THE MAN. when he gets up, freak out and run into wall.
5:46 am... FINALLY...FEEDING TIME!!!! Sniff food...walk away. Trip mom.
5:48am - 4:30pm sleep
4:30pm... wait for mom at front door...when it opens...start figure 8's till she trips and yells/or picks me up.
4:37pm... meow non-stop till I get a snack...preferrably cheese. American cheese only please!
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm ...sleep
9pm ish.... mom is getting ready for bed...start meowing and jumping up on bed then down, then up again...snuggle.
9:30pm... run into bathroom to play in sink and drink water non-stop for 5 mins. snuggle
9:45pm... jump on bed give mom kiss on nose, snuggle, lay down at end of bed
9:45pm- 4:30am... wander, sleep, meow, wander some more, sleep some more, meow some more.
4:30am.... pat mom on head
Now...according to the docs...she cannot be snuggled with, lay on the bed, be near the dog or children for 2 weeks after the radiation therapy. So, that means I have to keep her in a cage for two weeks. She is going to meow absolutely NON-STOP. I'm also going to miss snuggling with her. She can really be a pain in the butt, but she's my baby. I've had her since she was 6 weeks old...actually, 5 months longer than I've had my husband. ;-) The docs say this will cure her hyperthyroidism and she'll be so much better after this. I hope so. We'll see.