March 13, 2004

Gewundod catt

My cat Tigger needs some sympathy today as he had a rather hard day.


First of all, he came in without his collar having lost it somewhere this morning. Then later in the day, after we put a new collar on him, he came in covered in mud having clearly been in a fight with another cat (you can read about his last such encounter in my wife’s blog here and here). We did an initial check to see if he was hurt, and he seemed okay, just dirty. So we decided to try to wash him off. We’ve never bathed him before, so he’s not used to it, but he was so coverd in mud that we felt we had to do it anyway. Well, needless to say, he was not pleased, but nevertheless he recovered from the ordeal fairly quickly.

It was only later that we noticed he was moving about somewhat tentatively, obviously a little sore from the fight. Upon closer inspection we found a small cut above his front left leg. We’re keeping a close eye on him and won’t let him out again until after the vet has a chance to see him on Monday. As can be seen in the picture above, and these two as well, he’s sleeping it off now. Also, if you look closely in the two pop-up images, you can see his wound. Poor boy! Proh dolor!

Update: You can also read my wife’s acount of Tigger’s day here and see some more pictures of an adorable Tigger convalescing.

Posted by Mark at March 13, 2004 10:04 PM