I wanted to be a veterinarian up until my teens (about then, I thought rock star or millionaire beach bum sounded better, so I switched paths :).
I nursed many a sick cat back from the brink.
Mindy was hit by a car and had a real bad buggered up leg.
My family rarely went to the vet for our cats, we didn’t believe in all the shots, so I ended up nursing cat fight wounds, this time a nasty leg wound.
I tended to her night and day with food, water, and wound care.
Doctor Troy did his job, Mindy made a full recovery, and all were happy.
… At least until the next cat fight.
I always took great pride in my tough cats. They were outdoor cats, so they got into scraps all the time.
I trained my cats to fight as a hobby.
Nothing pit bull fighting training like.
I’d just play withe the cats, pretend fighting with them, and I was always more than willing to take a scratch or ten in the process.
Having arms shredded with claw wounds was a common thing with me.
Puff (named after Puff the Magic Dragon), was probably the toughest cat I ever had (and trained 🙂
He didn’t seem to lose many fights.
Dished out a lot of ass-whooping though…
…from what I could tell, from what I saw, and from the abundance of fur (not his colour fur) I would find strewn about the front lawn in the mornings.
About 7 years ago my neighbour called me in a panic. Her cat had gotten into a doozy of a scrap.
I went over there and this hyperactive-insane-furball-of-a-cat was beaten to a pulp with scratches. At first I thought the cat had blood all over it from another cat.
So I got the tub going to wash some blood off, and realized that Cleo the cat was scratched from head to toe.
Feisty little thing!
But I got it cleaned up, it took off like a bat out of hell, and went on to heal up, then impregnate the kitten-not-yet-fixed of ours up, then disappear like a deadbeat dad would.
5 Kittens later… and not an ounce of child support from mr Cleo.
Animals are awesome – they completely take over and dominate our lives.
But we love them for it!
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