Buddy went to the vet on Tuesday to get neutered. He did not have a great time, and spent two days hiding under my bed and futon. He pretty much hid as soon as I let him out of the cat carrier when I got home. He did try to come out later that night, but Mike’s dog Thor traumatized him and he didn’t come out for days. I eventually coaxed him out with some treats for a little bit.
On Friday, I broke down and took the Cone of Shame off. Buddy was immediately happy and started going back to his old self. He spent the first hour cleaning himself from head to foot. Since then, he’s been getting better every day. He’s currently sound asleep on my desk 🙂