October 25, 2005

Red Asphalt for suburban pet owners.

Here, for your perusal, is Day Four of the mauling of my right leg. We have a general overview of the carnage, a spectacular shot of the bruising around the major puncture wounds, a nice panorama of the long slashes around my knee, and finally a sexy slice of inner thigh, or at least, a sexy gash on my inner thigh. Be glad I don't have a better macro feature on my camera, or that last picture would include stunning details of clawed-up flaps of skin.

I'm still wondering how much of that bruising was caused by subcutaneous bleeding and how much can be explained by the momentum of fifteen pounds of cat at Angry miles per hour. It kind of looks like he just hauled off and punched me, doesn't it? Local Cat Wins Boxing Title; Feline First In Featherweight; Mittens, Not Gloves, For Newest Champ. Story at 11.

Posted by dianna at October 25, 2005 09:13 PM

hey, i thought you were the "do not open this at work" monitor. not to say your body parts are unfit for my corporate eyes but, man, they are.

i hope you made that cat sit in the corner for a good long time.

Posted by: didofoot at October 26, 2005 09:13 AM

Are you saying my bloody wounds are pornographic or merely disturbing? Anyway, I did say in the first sentence that these were pictures of my grievous leg injuries. Isn't that enough to know not to open it if your workplace has a No Grievous Injuries policy?

The corner? You mean the corner of my house? Like actually inside? Confined, in a closed space, with this cat? My god, woman, you have a reckless streak I never imagined.

This just occurred to me. Can you imagine being this cat's owner and trying to take him to the vet? You'd need two people: one to pick him up and put him in the carrying box, and the other one to take him to the vet while the first person goes to the emergency room.

Posted by: Dianna at October 26, 2005 09:48 AM

Dianna: The last paragraph of your comment brought to mind the opening scene of Jurassic Park, where they're trying to get the raptors into their pen and the unfortunate worker winds up getting pulled in.

Posted by: Zach S. at October 26, 2005 10:51 AM

This cat could have been a bit actor in that movie.

No, wait, this cat could have been an actor in that movie and someone else could have been bit.

Posted by: Dianna at October 26, 2005 11:17 AM

I ca-ca-CANNOT believe those injuries!!
That cat must be stopped.

Posted by: kati at October 26, 2005 11:55 PM

But how? Garlic? Crosses? Magnetic fields, psychic energy? In all honesty I'm a bit stumped, since he doesn't actually seem to be afraid of anything.

Perhaps we should rename him Iraq. Attempts to suppress by violence or threat of violence only cause an escalation of hostilities, resulting in a terrible dilemna for those who would like to see calmer conditions prevail. Although both sides undoubtedly think they have only the best reasons for acting, they both have some answering to do for their methods. Also, one side is furry and says "meow".

Posted by: Dianna at October 27, 2005 09:23 AM