That wasn’t the only strange thing to happen. I noticed a difference in my favourite time of day; breakfast! I was crunching away when suddenly, ouch! I threw my kibble across the floor. A few seconds later, I tried eating my kibble again. It seemed to be much easier if I chewed all my food on the left side of my mouth! After breakfast, it was time for play. I love to chew on my bones and toys! Something was different this morning, though. It hurt to play. Chewing on any of my toys really made my mouth uncomfortable. I decided it was best to just go lay down and have a nap. I think this worried my humans as I always want to play. After a long day of napping, it was dinner time. I was excited, but after this morning, I was a little worried I would feel that awful pain again. After trying to chew all my food to one side, I gave up and left some of my dinner in my bowl.
The next morning instead of my breakfast, my human took me for a car ride. I was so excited! Were we going out for breakfast? Was I going to have a fancy meal with my humans? Oh, I couldn’t wait to rub it in the cat’s face how good this was going to be! Eventually, we pulled into the vet’s office. What were we doing here? I wasn’t sick. We had recently been here for my annual visit. Did my vet miss me? (I mean, I AM adorable) We met with a technician in a room, and I could tell she was asking my human some questions about me. They kept looking at me! My human then gave me a kiss on the nose (finally kisses again!) and left the room. With my tail wagging, I followed the technician to an area where I got a big hug, and I felt a quick poke. I saw she had some vials in her hand. Oh, I just HAD to sniff them. Yup, that’s my blood! After some time, I am given a few more pokes, and I begin to feel sleepy. Was it already time for my afternoon nap? I was getting lots of pets and snuggles. The next thing I know, I was fast asleep.
When I woke up, I felt the nice technician petting my head. I could hear her gently saying my name—boy, what a nap that was. I slept like a log! And then I felt it, my teeth! What was this feeling happening inside my mouth? I tried to lick my teeth, and they felt so smooth. But wait, there were some teeth missing! What happened during my nap? Did the tooth fairy come? Oh, I was too tired to try and sniff her out, so I went back to extending my afternoon nap. After a comfy, much enjoyed day of sleeping, I was led back to the room I was in that morning, and there to greet me were my humans! Oh my goodness. I was so happy to see them! How long had it been? Where did they go? I couldn’t resist and jumped up and kissed their faces! Ah, it felt so good to give them kisses again!
That evening I was starving for dinner. It felt like I hadn’t eaten in years. I got some special canned food, and it was delicious! What was even better, there was no pain! About 2 weeks after my visit with the tooth fairy, my kibble reappeared along with my bone and toys. It felt so nice to crunch and chew and play with no pain. I felt like a teething puppy again! The best thing of all was that my humans accepted my in-their-face kisses again! Even the cat tolerated my affection a bit more! The tooth fairy at the clinic must have talked to my parents because now they brush my teeth as often as they can! I can’t complain, it is a weird feeling, but that toothpaste is pretty tasty. Even though some of my teeth are gone, they still seem to love my smile! And did I mention my kisses?