Jul 102022

You guys! This is my not so happy selfie. Why am I not happy? Well, lemme tell ya. It’s a little embarrassing.

Close up of Ernie not looking very happy

The other day, the mom caught me licking my nether regions and when she checked to see why, she found that one of my anal glands had ruptured. Not just swollen and red like it has done before…but this time a full blow out and it was kinda bleeding and leaking gross stuff.

So you know what that meant, right? Yep, I got hauled off to the vet where they not only cleaned but they SHAVED my private area! What the fluff!?! I actually heard the vet tech, Miss Linda, say I had a baboon butt now. Oh the indignity of it all!

And I have to take icky medicine so that the area doesn’t get infected. The only good thing? I don’t have to wear the cone of shame, thank cod. That would just add insult to my injury.

So now you guys know why I don’t look happy. Seriously, can you blame me? If you could send some healing purrs my way, I’d really appreciate it.

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  40 Responses to “Easy E’s Not So Happy Selfie”

  1. Oh, ugh! We’re sorry you had to go through all that, Ernie. The vet tech calling you baboon butt was added salt in the wound, so to speak. We hope the meds help you heal quickly!

  2. Oh Ernie, I am sorry this happened.
    In spite of the embarrassing part, I bet you feel better, well, you
    will once the treatment stops 😉
    Purrs for a quick recovery!!!!!!!!!!!! .
    Purrs, Julie

  3. Oh Ernie, I’m so sorry that happened to you and we sure hope the meds help you get much better super soon. Purrs pal.

  4. Oh dear, Ernie!
    Hugs and purrs, and hope you heal quickly.

  5. Heal quickly Ernie. I wouldn’t be happy either.

  6. Oh, Ernie, I am sending you good, good thoughts and healing vibrations for your…er…problems in the rear. And baboon butt has to be the most insulting of comments! I hope you bit her toe. You will heal and feel better soon, I just know it and we shall together get to the bottom of this…
    It is so stressful and painful often as we get…er…not as young. Thinking about you with love.

  7. I hope you are feeling better now and it soon heals. How rude of the vet tech to call you a baboon butt!

    • Well, she didn’t really call me a baboon butt, but said I had a baboon butt. I actually like Miss Linda a lot. She’s always nice to me.

  8. Oh no! We’re sorry you had to go through that. Allie used to have that problem too.

  9. OUCH! Poor Ernie – now that truly does sound rather miserable and I hope your hind quarters are all healed up really soon. Be brave Ernie – I hope you’re right as rain SOON.

    Hugs, Teddy

  10. Oh dang, Ernie. That is definitely something to be not-so-happy about. We send love, purrs, and prayers of healing. and a speedy recovery. XO

  11. oh ernie, owr simpathies, hope yoo heel kwick

  12. Sorry to hear this Ernie. Hope you’re better soon.

  13. You poor guy. That sounds awful. I hope you feel better soon.

  14. Mee deerest an sweetest Ernie this soundss purrty fore sure!!!
    Mee iss so sorry yore gland ruptured an made a mess an you had to go to THE Vet’ss an bee shaved an touched an meddycated!
    Yore Selfie meowss it all! 😉
    Mee rate Aunty Mingflower had that issue an wuud have to have landss ‘xpressed’! BellaSita Mum meowed to mee she nevurr new a 7 pound kitty irl cuud bee so stinky!
    Yeerss later happened to Aunty NYLABLUE a few timess….
    Pleese rest an stay hydrated an eat guud foodabullss an take yore meddycin…..
    An mreememburr you are still THE hansumest Man cat wee know!!!!
    ~~~head rubss~~~BellaDharma~~~ an ((hugss)) BellaSita Mum

  15. Poor Ernie! I’m so sorry that bad stuff happened to you, but it sounds like you’re all fixed up and doing better thank goodness!

  16. That is not a fun thing that happened to you. We hope your butt feels better soon. POTP. Lee and Phod

  17. Oh, Yuck…for you and your rear end. Hope you heal well, and quickly.
    Baboon Butt?? What the cat, that wasn’t very nice…

  18. Admiral went through that. Scared me to DEATH. I had NO idea what that was!

  19. I would be unhappy too, Ernie. I very much hope you heal quickly.

  20. Ernie, I am so sorry you went through all that! I have heard of kitties having problems in that area before, so you aren’t alone, but still … Healing purrs going out, hope you are all healed up soon.

  21. Oh Ernie – we hope you heal up ok ! We have known kitties that happened to and it is painful to the kitty,so we are glad your Mom got you taken care of. It will be a bit cooler anyway…and no cone is a good thing !

  22. Oh Ernie, everything starts going to hell at our age. Sending healing purrz. I didn’t have to wear the cone of shame either for my paw but TW watched like a hawk that I didn’t lick it. Before surgery I used to lick it till it bled. Dr. H. said the cone would only serve to stress me out. She understands cats.

  23. Well, that’s just a bummer (so to speak). We hope you have a very speedy recovery. At least no one recommended a sitz bath!

  24. Ernie, this must have been a fright for your Mum, so all the fuss and bother is worth it because you will not get sore. Grumpy maybe but you will soon be OK again. Hang in there * paw hug *

  25. You poor baby! Sending loads of purrs for a speedy recovery.

  26. The healing purrs are going full force your way and the dogs are doing POTP, we wouldn’t be happy either and how embarrassing. Scylla said she felt naked when they shaved her tail.

  27. Oh Ernie! What horrible news, well good news that it is healing, but shaved! And Baboon butt! The vet tech was a little tough on your dignity. We are purraying that you heal up fast and that your hair grows back quickly. And you can bet you really don’t look as miffed as any one else would. Sending you heaps of purrayers! Marv, Jo Jo, Kozmo and Cinnamon

  28. Awwww. . . you will feel better soon though. . My 9 adopted/rescued kitties and I are sending love, prayers and kisses to help. . .

  29. oh Ernie the shame of it at least we hope it will soon get better sending loving,healing prayers. xxx

  30. Thinking of you, Ernie ❤

  31. Ernie OMCs what an ordeal. I am so thankful your nether regions have been taken care of and you are home. My first and second grand cats (both cornish rexes) had a terrible time with anal glands.
    Mia and Frisco thus far don’t
    Hugs Cecilia

  32. Oh that sounds just terrible! We’re sorry that happened.We hope you heal up quickly. PS, Milk this to get extra treats in the meantime!

  33. That’s awful! Sorry you had to go through that. Sending healing purrs and thoughts xx

  34. Hopefully the worst is over and you heal up soon!

  35. oh my… hope you are better soon. Diego-san had lifelong issues with his anal glands. I wonder if it is a black cat thing.

  36. What a bummer, Ernie! I’m sending lots of healing purrs your way.

  37. We don’t blame you one bit, Ernie, and we hope you heal up soon! Did you at least get some extra treats out of the deal maybe? ♥

  38. Ernie, we are sending lots of POTP and purrs. Of the 20 cats Mom has had, she feels fortunate that none have had an anal gland problem. We certainly can understand the sad face. Thanks for being willing to take a selfie when you are feeling puny. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, angel Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer & Kizmet

  39. WOW that had to be horrifying. Thank goodness you acted swiftly and that he can be on his way towards health and healing

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