HiepBuiPhotography wrote in post #16170291
Oh man, that sucks. Why was your cat on the dinner table in the first place?
More to the point, why was the litter box on the dining room table?!?!?
(Note to self... don't go to nottoosharp's place for dinner!)
I don't believe Canon covers cat pee with their warranty. Need to get the camera in their hands as quickly as possible, though. If any got inside, cat pee is incredibly corrosive. A friend of mine had a bicycle hanging on a rack over a cat box in the garage, and it was rusted and ruined just by the fumes in a suprisingly short time.
Washing it off, you might have prevented any corrosion, but gotten things damp inside with water and shorted something out. If it's not too wet, that might be repairable.
If the camera isn't repairable... Did you buy it with a credit card? Some of them warrant against damage (though it's hard to say if they cover "acts of cats"). Also, homeowners insurance sometimes covers accidental damage.
Tough decision too... Our kitty is still young but has a bad hip, I think it got kicked as a kitten before we picked her up at the pound, and then she fell from the 2nd floor railing onto a hard floor at our house a year or 2 ago, exasperating the situation. I doubt she is going to have a long life, the hip seems to bother her more and more the older she gets. The day she stops getting around on her own is the day she will probably go to the vet, but until then, she is the queen of the house.
Another friend has a "special needs" cat.... totally deaf (not uncommon with pure white, blue eyed cats unfortunately). Anyway, she also has a bad hip and when she was younger aggravated it sometimes with too much play or jumping off something too high. As she got older, her hip obviously was bothering her more and she was less and less active, started to have a weight problem that just made matters worse. It was reaching a point where my friend was afraid she was in discomfort most of the time, tried everything from food supplements to a veternary chiropractor. Until another vet finally hit upon some regular injections, two or three times a month, that help her immensely. When it's been a couple weeks since the last one, she starts to acts old and tired and lazy again, sometimes limps. Shortly after getting an injection she acts like a kitten again, running around and playing, and she's all good for about 10 days. I will try to find out what the injections are and send you PM.
This is my friend's cat Missy...
Missy is fastidious (plus a bit of a picky eater... and totally spoiled!). In fact, once when my friend let her cat box go for two or three days without cleaning, Missy scooped all the "deposits" out herself and left them in a neat little pile right next to the box! Being totally deaf from birth, she has the most interesting vocalizations and doesn't realize how loud she is at times. But she does know a lot of hand signs, including a "shushing" finger to the lips. Perhaps also because of her deafness, she's very sensitive to visual movement and vibrations.