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Saturday, 27 February 2010

My plans to accompany Pearl the senior Birman pictured above to a medical appointment are thwarted by my own medical infallibilities for weeks until I finally make her an appointment for Thursday evening which I manage to keep . Result! The surgery is deserted and whilst I fiddle about in the street with parking tickets and the like , Nat and Pearl are ushered in , catching me on the hop and somewhat off guard.
So it seems then that our advice is that a bowk a day is good for cats and we should have no concerns about our skinny somewhat dishevelled looking Puss as she is spilled out onto the consulting table . Furballs all over the bed ? No problem, better out than in seeming to be the order of the day . Gloria too skinny ? Not a bit of it says our vet and declares our lady if anything " rather chunky " .
Whatever he has done ... nothing .. apart from relieving us of £20 consultation fee , fair enough I suppose , Pearl seems to have a new lease of life and is strutting round the place like a princess , enjoying the company of Alina aged four who is staying the night , helping her with her colouring -in, snuggling up to the greyhound , who will certainly be kept away from the vet as she would without a shadow of a doubt be declared obese!
Such is life .
Just as well Kitty is in rude health at all times . For one thing she would not countenance climbing into the carrier box and secondly she would not escape without a tummy tuck or a gastric band.

8 comments:

Silliyak said...

"bowk", is that a typo or some strange english word that I'm not familiar with?

MsCatCalls said...

Oh yes Bowk ( pronounced with the ow as in when you hurt yourself rather than oh ) .. it means barf , puke , to be sick , vomit , bring forth issue from the mouth , or in Pearl's case usually a long fat sausage onto D's pillow .
Yum .
D by the way was not impressed with the vet's pronouncement .
being a cat lover yourself Silliyak I am sure you are familiar with the Furball in all its guises?
Anyone else use the word Bowk though? It may be a local family thing ? I'm not sure really .

Silliyak said...

Ah yes, Lenora leaves us a gift periodically. A splendid word BTW, I may adopt it!

MsCatCalls said...

Footnote
Not to be confused with that other useful word "Hoak" which probably has a very similar meaning , though is perhaps quieter in delivery thereby offering a choice . Its pronouciation is self explanatory I feel .
I think bowk originates from the North East of England but hoak may have its origins in the north of Ireland . Of course the words dont rhyme otherwise a poem might ensue .

Laura said...

I prefer the term 'bowk up' myself. It indicates the productiveness of the bowk.

Laura said...

I prefer the term 'bowk up' myself. It indicates the productiveness of the bowk.

Laura said...

Hoak? Not heard of that one. Are you perhaps thinking of Honk? As in honk your biscuits? On a par with toss your cookies I think

MsCatCalls said...

No, no . There is hoak and then there is honk . Hoak is of Irish origins I think . A useful word I think .

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