Scarlett went to the vet last night for a couple of vaccines. I managed to ambush her and get her into the carrier, but she was not a happy camper about it. Melly minded less, but both of them meowed (well, Melly squeaked) all the way to the vet.
When we got to the vet, Melly met some of the Humane Society kitties in the waiting room. She got a little hissy, but the other cats were very interested in her.
When we got into the exam room, we let Melly out of the carrier. She scampered about happily, exploring the room. Scarlett refused to come out of her carrier and, amid much screeching, was unceremoniously dumped onto the scale by the vet tech. Most likely due to the kitten food, Scarlett has gained some weight and is now up to 12.4 pounds! Melly is weighing in at a comparatively dainty 11.4 pounds.
After the vet tech left the room to get Dr. Warren, Scarlett relaxed a little bit.
Melly continued checking out the room, and hopped up onto the counter briefly to see what Scarlett was up to, which was making herself as tiny as possible and growling intermittently.
While Scarlett was checked out out by the vet, she had to be held down by the tech, who was wearing huge gauntlets, and wrapped tightly in a towel. She screeched and howled through the whole process, tongue out and ears flattened back. After a while, Melly hid in her carrier and tried to escape from the noise.
I was going to have a senior wellness checkup done for Scarlett, but she was only in the back room (where they take the samples) for a moment before the squalling started. The vet tech brought her back up in her carrier a few minutes later. Scarlett grumbled and hissed in her carrier until Geoff took her to the car.
The end result of all this was that Scarlett is healthy, as far as she allowed the vet to tell. And she'll need to be sedated for any further examination.
Although I expected Scarlett to hold a grudge after the evening's adventures, she only skulked about the apartment briefly when we got home and was soon back to her usual sweet and purry self.