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16 July 2012 @ 10:44 pm
Bloody tetanus shot!  
So, how long have I been stewarding at cat shows? For years and years and years. And when was the last time I was seriously bitten by a cat? That would be never.
Until tonight when I had to move Puss the crisis kitty and she didn't want to be moved. She was hissing and spitting and growling and yowling when I picked her up, totally without manners at all, and Ziggy came howling down the hallway and latched onto my leg, in the misguided thought that he was attacking Puss. Well then all three of us were howling like banshees! I have two rather deep puncture marks in my leg, with a very hard lump around them. So off to the late-night clinic I went, after washing out the wound and slathering antibacterial cream on it. I figured antibiotics were a must and couldn't wait until morning. What I wasn't expecting was a tetanus shot to go with it! Very long overdue shot, though, as the last one I can actually remember getting was when I was ten.
The wait at the clinic was only 90 minutes, I had expected it to be longer, but it meant the cats - and I - had to wait to be fed tonight. Here it is now, 10.34pm and I've just finished my dinner.
Current Mood: soresore
alimspinto64 on July 16th, 2012 01:25 pm (UTC)
Oh you poor thing. I know from experience that a cat bite is excruciatingly painful. I hope you feel better soon. Merlin and I send you big hugs to help with your recovery.
miwahni: cats Gandalf the grey and whitemiwahni on July 17th, 2012 10:52 am (UTC)
Thanks to you and Merlin both; my arm (tetanus shot)is actually more sore than my leg (bite) tonight, although the leg still has a hard lump and bruising around the bite.
alimspinto64 on July 17th, 2012 11:03 am (UTC)
We both hope that the pain goes away soon.
sunray45: BevsKittysunray45 on July 16th, 2012 01:30 pm (UTC)
OO-Ouch! Ziggy must have very strong jaws. Imagine the damage if he had got hold of Puss. I was thinking that Puss had bitten or scratched you. She is very ill-mannered for her to carry on like that.

Your leg must be sore, and I hope it heals up soon without any complications. Another ouch! for the tetanus needle, but very necessary.

*HUGS* ♥

miwahni: cats Gandalf the grey and whitemiwahni on July 17th, 2012 10:54 am (UTC)
Awww your butterfly-butt icon gets me every time!
Yes I'm actually glad in a way that Zig got me rather than Puss, she's having a rough enough time of things as it is. I can't blame her for being so disgruntled, either, as her whole life has been turned upside down. I just hope her owner gets out of hospital soon, Puss is really fretting.
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on July 16th, 2012 02:39 pm (UTC)

Sorry to hear about your bite. Like Sunray, I was expecting you to say you got bitten by Puss, not Ziggy.

Feel better soon.
miwahni: pros B&D You'll Be All Rightmiwahni on July 17th, 2012 10:55 am (UTC)
I know, you wouldn't expect it would be one of my own cats that did the damage!
Thanks for that ♥
gillyp: Angry Catgillyp on July 16th, 2012 05:38 pm (UTC)
Ooh! Ow! Ow! Ow! I've been bitten by a cat, the neighbour's vicious monkey Drew, and I know how much that hurts! They have such sharp little teeth that rip like razors. I hope you recover soon!
miwahni: cats Gandalf the grey and whitemiwahni on July 17th, 2012 10:57 am (UTC)
Thank you! Poor leg is a bit bruised and battered but with any luck (and antibiotics) I'll live. :-)
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miwahni: Pros doyle like what you seemiwahni on July 17th, 2012 10:57 am (UTC)
Oh thanks, that will definitely help! *g*