Monday, September 20, 2010

What a Crappy Way to Start the Week

Last night while walking Patches around the perimeter of the motel (she's on a leash) a feral cat, possibly the mother of the young kitten we saw in the parking lot, attacked Patches. I was able, after what seemed like minutes, to chase away the cat and drag Patches up to the room. There was no way I was going to try to pick her up--been there, done that, ended up in the emergency room. An hour later she was limping around with her left rear leg held up, so today we'll find a vet to check for deep wounds and infection. We've also had experience with that with another cat and abscesses aren't pretty. Of course, Patches absolutely abhors vets so this is probably going to be ugly today.

Add to that the fact that someone in the room beside us, above us or below us thought it was cute to leave their alarm clock set for 5AM and then check out--well, let's just say this isn't the most auspicious beginning to a new week.

So much for golf and sightseeing. Now I'm afraid to call the RV service tech to check on the progress of our rig--bad things come in threes, right? Gah.

3 comments:

Linda in New Mexico said...

Ohmygoodness. Cats are such str4ange cretures when they are hurt...well in general really. I am so sorry that Patches is having a rough go of it and even sorrier for her Mom and Dad having to endure...kitty psych probs.
Our Sunny has taken to biting me at night and doing the hairball thing at least three times every night so as to awaken me. Got himself a trip to hard time in the laundry room all night. I've slept very well, thanks. I hope your kitty comes out of this okeee dokieee.
vert word: molousn...sometimes th cats we love, can make us feel like we're molousn our minds.

SkippyMom said...

Oh, no no no. I am so sorry and I hope that Patches is going to be okay. The last thing all of you need. I know. Please let us know how she is doing - and I have the phone if you need anything.

Love and good thoughts.

simplycol.com said...

What a frightening experience for both you and poor sweet Patches. How is she doing?

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