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ShuntSeptember 6, 2011

Talking about hospice and the little mama over HERE today.

(And quickly, a Digit update for those of you didn't see it on Twitter. Our trip to Vegas was awesome (Cirque du Soleil O! Spa time! Massage!), but while we were gone, we heard from our petsitter that Digit's paw was hurt. We were getting home the next morning, so I took him to the vet first thing. She x-rayed the paw and palpated it (because obviously she has a DEATH wish) and concluded it was sprained. And the way it was sprained? She thought by its positioning, he'd probably gotten it from bap-bapping another animal. Like, perhaps, Clementine, Digit's mortal enemy (she cowers when we say the word Digit as in Here he comes! Watch out!). So this: He sprained his paw beating up a dog. GOOD GOD. As soon as he gets off the pain meds, we're talking about kitty prozac, because that is just ridiculous. Terrible cat.)

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Those are the pupils of a cat on Big Meds.

Comments

I am laughing right now! Poor Clementine. And poor ridiculous Digit! He was probably blaming her for your disappearance.

I hope the inter-species strife is resolved in your household. My 14 year old cat secretly likes our corgi, but she enjoys terrorizing him too much to admit to it. It doesn't sound like there is any affection between Digit and Clementine though. Good luck!

Sprained a paw, huh? He should just start whacking her with his cane, like any self-respecting grumpy old fart.

He looks like a lion in this picture...
I hope he heals fast"

I think I'll tell this story as a warning to Milla, our girl cat, who enjoys way, way too much the bap-bapping of our man-cat Murray.

Hope Digit heals quickly and, in the meantime, hope Clementine enjoys a little break from the harrassment!

OK, in my shortish tenure as a vet (7 years), I have never heard of a cat spraining his paw by beating up a dog. This is amazing. I will be telling this story all day!

Like Meg, my cat Keira secretly likes the dog. She makes a big to-do when he gets in her face, but I have never seen her use her claws on him, and I have witnessed her rubbing herself all over his face when he's laying down.

I still loves me some Digit! Give him a (cautious) hug for me. Glad you had some fun in Lost Wages.

I probably shouldn't be laughing so hard, but the thought of your ancient, withered, stoned, BADASS of a cat, spraining a paw beating up a pit...Digit is made of awesome.

My sister gives her bad, bad cats some herbal stuff called "Good Cat"...check it out.

You just left Vegas AND I'LL BE THERE ON FRIDAY!!! It's a little bit like I'm following you around the country but I'm really not so don't be scared of me. *laughing*

Sorry I missed you; it would have been pretty freaky to land there at the same time, as we did in Orlando in the spring.

Tell Digit that from an old broad to an old dude I said "wAY TO sHOw the YOUNG BUCK wHO's BOss!" (And guess whose keyboard is acting up, hunh?)

Hugs to all!

MaryB

Thank you. That gave me a really good laugh. That Digit; what a cat.

I'm *still* chortling!

"good cat" or "rescue remedy" both useable for cats (or dogs) with attitudes or nervous issues. Talk to your vet first.

Digit is a complete BADASS. He is made of WIN!

Wow, he looks like one wasted, badass cat that I'd hate to meet up with in a dark alley. Looks like he could seriously kick some dog rump!

Oh my! How hilarious! I have heard the "bap bapping" first hand. My 2 fat kitty girls, Phoebe and Joey, do it. We call it KWF (Kitty wrestling federation). I just finished "How to Knit a Love Song". Excellent story! I will look up the next one as soon as I sign off here. You have great talent Rachael! Keep it up : )

Oh my! How hilarious! I have heard the "bap bapping" first hand. My 2 fat kitty girls, Phoebe and Joey, do it. We call it KWF (Kitty wrestling federation). I just finished "How to Knit a Love Song". Excellent story! I will look up the next one as soon as I sign off here. You have great talent Rachael! Keep it up : )

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