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04 June 2003 @ 11:19 pm
not my day  
That was a depressing visit to the dentist. I had indeed chipped a molar, but that wasn't what was causing the pain -- instead, my root canal for the tooth in front 'is failing'. He wanted me to get an appointment with a specialist to try to rescue it, but I said 'uh, no afford'. So I've got some antibiotics to see if I can suppress the infection, but he wasn't very optimistic that it would salvage things long term. Sigh.

Plus he suspected because of the way I chipped the other tooth that a filling would not last forever and it might be better to get a crown, but I've decided that I'll cope with the filling breaking down whenever it actually does.

Got home after that and gaming, and discovered not one, not two, but three cats waiting for me. Which is increasing my concern that nameless black kitten's friend is also a dumped SJSU cat. He's a really beautiful siamese, and very hungry. I'm hoping it's just a neighborhood kitty hanging out for free food, but I'm going to try the collar and note trick with him too, if I can catch him. He's much shyer, he'll follow the kitten in the door occasionally but won't let me touch him.

Of course, this would happen right before I'm moving. I shouldn't even get him accustomed to being fed, really; the idea of him waiting outside the empty house for food that never comes gives me nightmares. How those asshole students can just *walk away* from cats, I don't know. I hate people, I really do.
Loligololigo on June 5th, 2003 06:59 am (UTC)
I hate people, too. Does your local Humane Society loan out live traps? I was surprised how well that turned out with Orange. After two weeks of feeding him I still couldn't get within ten feet of him, so I thought he was hopelessly feral, but once he was trapped and brought inside and given a nice cozy cat carrier to retreat to, he got a lot braver and friendlier.

Of course, not like you really need the expense of another cat added to your household, but once you've got him safe, maybe you can place him with a friend.

My experience has been that if a cat has a good home, he's not going to go out of his way to eat boring dry cat food at someone else's house (unless he's a hopeless pig, in which case he'd be plump). Now if you're doling out the tasty canned stuff, that might be another story...

(If you rescue Mr. Siamese and he turns out to need expensive vet care or something, I can chip in. I haven't had to rescue any strays in my neighborhood in a while...)
Lauratavella on June 6th, 2003 07:31 pm (UTC)
Nope, just dry food. Though it's good quality (Eukanuba and Canin.) I've obtained another collar and plan to see if I can lure him inside and put it on him, it'll have my phone number on it.

I'm really hoping he'll turn out have a home, because I can deal with one extra cat, but not two!