- Dec 11, 2015
- Naperville, IL
Mingo is a terror at the vets, so they have to sedate him to do an examination. One time, we came in the afternoon, and when they called me to come pick him up, the sedation hadn't completely worn off. I left him in the carrier for about an hour, then let him out. He still couldn't stand up, so he crawled out and flopped over. I was talking to him, encouraging him all the way. It began to take so long I felt sorry for him, and flopped down on the floor myself, continuing to talk to him and looking in his eyes. He appreciated it very much. He started purring and gave me those half-blink eyes. I stayed there with him until he completely recovered and he was able to get up and walk away. He really likes the attention when he's not well.