March 23rd, 2008, 02:12 PM
We were talking our morning walk with the dogs and I had Blaze, hubby had Autumn. We're walking by one of those huge disposal garbage bins and there is this cat sitting there. We must have startled him as we walked by because he lunged at Blaze and Blaze being curious took a step forward to sniff it and pow pow. It happened so fast I just kind of stood there like an idiot not really knowing what happened. I look down at Blaze and she's trembling and hubby said she was bleeding. So off we go back home, (luckily we were still pretty close) and got her cleaned up. Just a couple superficial wounds to her nose.
*sigh* this so common in this neighbourhood.......people letting their cats roam free. This could have been much worse, she could have gotten her eye(s) clawed out. I feel stupid and bad that happened. I should have reacted more quickly and yanked her out of harms way. :sad:
March 23rd, 2008, 02:15 PM
Poor Blaze :sad: keep an eye on it , it could get infected , cats claws can be very dirty and do a lot of damages. Give the girl a big hug for me.
March 23rd, 2008, 02:19 PM
I agree to watch for any infection. If you have some polysporin you could put a tiny bit on. Poor Blaze :grouphug: hugs from me too and a cookie. :goodvibes:
March 23rd, 2008, 02:20 PM
ohh that's a good point, I hadn't even thought of that. I will go find some polysporin and put it on.
March 23rd, 2008, 02:41 PM
Also you might want to put a picture up ... you know , so we can take a look at the wound .... yes that's it , so we can take a look at the wound :rolleyes:
ok ok , I wanna see Blaze :D
March 23rd, 2008, 02:44 PM
Good idea, Frenchy. The wound could be a lot worse than we think so pics are a definite must. :thumbs up And, so Autumn doesn't feel left out, we need to see pics of her as well. :D
March 23rd, 2008, 03:33 PM
I can attest to cats causing infection. Got bit on my pinky finger about 10 years ago by a cat. I cleaned it up and didn't think any more of it until at work one day and noticed red streaks going down my arm. Whoops!
March 23rd, 2008, 05:49 PM
Poor Blaze. At least you were close by and were able to get her cleaned up.
March 23rd, 2008, 06:13 PM
:grouphug: to Blaze and you. She has probably forgotten about it now but she still needs another cookie :D
March 23rd, 2008, 06:47 PM
Aw poor Blaze! Hope those scratches heal quickly and don't get infected. I've been pretty lucky here, I get scratched pretty regularly and they don't get infected if I clean them right away.
As for you, no offense, but that cat could move ten times faster than you... even with foresight you may not have been able to avoid that. You took her home right away and cleaned it up... more than a lot of people would think of doing! I just hope Blaze isn't kitty traumatized...