Friday, April 23, 2010

Cat Acupuncture

The HLDW's surrogate son, George the Cat, is going to be 10 this year and is beginning to feel his age. We (meaning The Rhino) has to give him a supplement twice a day to help with his geriatric aches and pains. Have you ever tried to "pill" a cat? Yeah. It is as fun as you imagine. The only good thing is we now have this pill tool that essentially propels the pill down his throat so that I don't need to get near his teeth with my fingers.

As a loving and doting cat-mum, the HLDW has found another treatment that she believes will help: Cat Acupuncture. WTF? Cat acupuncture? Those are 2 words I never thought I'd see in a sentence together. More disturbing, it is not something that I would have ever guessed would be a line item on the monthly budget.

What is crazy is that the treatments are covered by cat health insurance. And, yes, we do have cat health insurance. Not to mention that it is another line item I never thought I'd have to add to the budget.

It is a huge pain to pill a cat ... I can't imagine what it would be like to try and stick a cranky elderly cat with numerous needles. I should have gone with a video camera - talk about your viral video opportunities.

Cat acupuncture. Amazing.

I'll get pictures at the next session.



  1. Catupunture. WTF. Well to be fair there's plenty of people who'd queue round the block for a chance to stick needles into a cat. Though I wouldn't be lining up to buy them a beer.

  2. This is why I love America.

  3. Holy punctured pussy batman,

    pictures please, hella yeah

  4. Something tells me this aint free.
    So, if people can get away with charging $100 for a tarot reading, or selling real estate on the moon, why not poke pins in puss for profit.
    I see an upside, it would probably irritate the cat and that can't be a bad thing.

    I did read about a horse chiropractor once, so wierd things happen.


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