When I told this expensive cat story at work there was a lot of shared pain, and it did make me feel better. I never realized that adopting a cat is the fastest way to learn that No Good Deed Goes Unpunished. We swapped stories of Fighting Cats with Abscessed Wounds, Cats with Bad Teeth, Cats with Abscessed Wounds AND Bad Teeth....
Oh, and facing a vet tech who tries to make you feel guilty for not brushing your cat's teeth, when you haven't been able to get away from your other obligations to book a dental cleaning for yourself, and it's number 253 on the list of things that must get done Soon. Boy, was he talking to the wrong audience.
Dudley is still hanging out here, and inflicted the only real suffering on Boris - The Greeting. Murphy didn't notice he was gone or that he came back, but Dudley gave him the Returning Soldier Welcome - "Man, you survived The Vet?" I gotta kiss you!"
Dudley is still here because his Mommy is on light duty at work and going for MRIs and seeing worker's comp doctors and such. She twisted her knee at work about three weeks ago, and it didn't quit hurting, so she finally got tired of waiting for it to get better. She may have a torn meniscus. The MRI was today, the verdict is not in yet, but so far two doctors have hmmm-ed over it and we shall see if knee surgery is in the cards.