Before going to the vet. Someone is not pleased about being shoved in a carrier.
As I mentioned very briefly in my last update, Scarlett was on pain meds to aid in the urine collection process, since she had been straining a bit to urinate. The pain meds made Scarlett so happy--she moved more easily, liked being pet more, and was, in general, a much more relaxed cat. Basically, she behaved just like she did when I first got her nine years ago.
Part of this was almost certainly due to med-related drunkenness, but given Scarlett's age and her various chronic conditions, the vet said there's a good chance she has some ongoing pain. Of course, she's a cat, so she was probably hiding it as best she could, and expressing it as stress and grumpiness. At any rate, Scarlett is now on a low dose of painkillers to try and manage any chronic pain she may be having, and she is a much, much happier cat as a result.
After the vet visit. Glad it's over.