Is this your sweet little kitty when you let him know you have to take him to the v-e-t?
Does he intuit your thoughts and disappear into the ‘cat parallel universe’ that mere humans cannot see through????
No wonder they resist your efforts to haul them to the vet. That’s where awful things happen. That’s where they are certainly not the predator, but, the prey.
Even at my office, equipped with soft fabric on top of a padded table, I’m still a v-e-t! It’s still a horrible, humiliating, and overstimulating assault to the kitty perspective and energetic body. It’s still people they don’t know or trust. And, it still smells awful!