I was SO busy on Saturday!
I had to take 2 cats to the vet for shots and one got a follow-up for his asthma diagnosis. I was NOT taking 2 cats at the same time and fortunately, the vet’s new office is right around the corner from our apartment. So I took Max at 8:45 and though he was doing for a couple of weeks after getting antibiotics and steroid shot, he has started breathing a little “harder” a couple of days before the appointment.
We checked in, then were taken to the exam room to wait for the vet and suddenly I heard a strange noise. Max was wheezing! It started right in the exam room. When the vet came in, I told him about it just starting and he said maybe it was anxiety. So he checked Max out and said he sounded okay and we discussed treating the asthma, since he had been doing better. The vet asked if I could give Max pills, which I can, so we decided to try pills for a while to see if that would get him back to breathing normally. The vet did not want to give him another steroid shot in less than a month from the prior one.
Then he went to give docile little Max his first shot and Max went crazy. He has never acted like that. The tech has to wrap him in a towel and hold him down with her whole body. It was CRAZY! They got the first shot in him, then he totally calmed down when he got the other two. Then he went into a full-blown, gasping asthma attack. The vet decided he would give him a pill right then. Once Max calmed down some, he quit gasping, thank goodness! By the time I got him home, he was totally calm and back to breathing close to normally within an hour or so and no more wheezing. Whew!
So I relaxed for a couple of hours then went for round 2 of vet visits. I knew I would have to take Spenser in a carrier as he is not quite as “carryable” as Max. He did NOT like being in the carrier and cried pathetically all the way there. He escaped in the waiting room and gave me and a tech a little exercise. LOL! Once we got him in the exam room, he was a doll. Totally docile, took the shots without a peep and only fussed when he had to go back in the carrier. Except for the running around to catch him, that visit was much easier.
As SOON as I walked in the door, Hubby wanted to know when we could go look at cars. Ugh! I wanted to relax, but knew he would not be happy until we went, so picked up my purse and we headed across town to see the first car he like and fit all his criteria and my price range. I had obtained financing for $10 grand from my credit union and intended to write a check for the balance as I had been saving specifically for a car purchase. On the way I told Hubby that I would NOT write a check for more than $12 grand, so he had to get the walk out price to no more than $22. The car we were going to see had a drive out price of $22,960. I know it was only $960, but I was NOT going over my number. Hubby agreed and was willing to walk if we could not get the price.
We got to the dealership and the salesman was waiting for us. He was very nice got some info, then we went out to test drive. The car was VERY nice. A black 2012 Honda Crosstour with under 40,000 miles, leather interior, sunroof, sub-woofer and even more bells and whistles. That thing was loaded. Hubby did not seem to be in love with it even after driving it. I asked several times if he LOVED it and he would say he really, really liked it. I didn’t think we should buy until he really loved it.
After haggling for a while and finally getting my drive out price of $21,000, Hubby decided he loved it, so we said yes. To make a already long story not much longer, the dealership beat my credit union’s finance rate, so I wrote a check for 11 grand, and financed the balance at 1.99% for 3 years. I plan to pay it off early, of course.
So Hubby is happy and probably out washing his new car right now. I saw some pollen on it this morning. LOL!