Ampersand and Rachel S. can do baby blogging, so I’ve decided to pitch in with some cat blogging. It’s not Friday, but let’s pretend.
I have invented a new LOLCat.
My cat, Alexi, got into a fight with a neighboring cat a few days ago. His head wound has become infected. We’ve put one of those radar dishes on his head (left over from last time this happened). We think he’s okay to hold off on going to the vet until tomorrow.
Meantime, I’m on “dab up the pus flowing out of Alexi’s wound” duty. This requires tissues every 30 minutes or so, and then vigorous hand washing because the bacteria that are infecting the wound are the same bacteria that live in cats’ claws and mouths that finish off all those little mice and birds.
Mike did some reading on cat fights, and we’ve learned that cats favor small piercing wounds, such as the insertion of a single tooth or claw, because they like to make wounds that will heal rapidly, sealing the awful bacteria inside. Chalk one more up to the idea that cats are vicious, evil bastards.
The new LOLCat?
Disgusting Cat Is Disgusting.
Be glad there are no pictures.
UPDATE: The little “darling” is at the vet, having a shunt installed to drain the pus.