I took Portia to the clinic today for her annual vaccinations. I’ve only had her for a year so this was the first time that we had to do it. I thought the most difficult part would be getting her into the carrier. Ironically, all I had to do was spray her little blanket with some catnip and throw it in the carrier and she walked right in. If I knew it would be that easy I wouldn’t have put on jeans and long sleeves to prevent the imminent fight and scratches. What did surprise me was how emotional I was once we got to the clinic. She cried all the way there and I felt horrible. Then the vet was all gentle and kind and I stood there and cried while she was getting her shots. I love my cat.