Unfortunately, Bonzi KNEW what had happened to her the last time I'd put her into the carrying crate and then into the car, and so she couldn't be found when it was time to leave! Fortunately, after shutting the dogs (who might be tempted to chase her) in the car, I called and called and called and called . . . and finally she came around the house from the valley side. Her anxiety only increased in the car, though, I'm sad to report: she did a dang good job of cleansing her body of any/all waste . . . poop, pee, and vomit. Poor thing. It was only last night when I was on my way home that I remembered having purchased an anti-stress OVC med for the cats when traveling! Duh. Will have to try that next time (if) they have to go anywhere in the car.
I thought this was dear: right after she cleaned out her gut and the car began to reek, Tucker was still cuddled up to her as if to say, "It's gonna be okay. Just a little while longer!"
But, a warning to all you pet owners out there: these are SAFE cleaning agents if you have cats & dogs in the house:
- 1 Part Bleach to 20 Parts Water (but not good if you have a septic system)
- Murphy's Oil
- Vinegar & Water, Half & Half
Any-way . . . between getting in late due to Bonzi, two hours at the vet's and then the very limited time at the office and finally leaving town early so as to get the stressed Bonzi home . . . it was a useless day, business-wise. And, weirdly enough, I absolutely CRASHED when we got home! I was actually worried that I was coming down with something because, every time I tried to get up to force myself to do something, I groaned, "Ohhhhhh, my gawd." So, about all I got done was chores last night. I am tired this AM but I think I feel okay. Really, though, I've not woken up or moved enough to tell yet.
Here's hoping that the way I felt last night was a fluke, and I'll get LOTS done at the office today!!!