Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The unrepentant cat


Bonnie (tortoiseshell) and Rufus (ginger)

They seem so cute coming towards me for a cats' treat but don't let their innocent looks fool you. Rufus is ASBO cat.

When he started limping yesterday evening after I shut him in for the night, I thought that this time he'd found something sharp to tread on in our garage, but no. The vet today found that as well as a swollen paw he has a cat bite on his shoulder. He's been fighting again. He's had an antibiotic jab and I've got pills to give him. Oh joy. And even better he has to stay in for a few days. I think I'll go crazy.

Is it any wonder he gets called The Monster, while Bonnie is Squeaky Cat?

11 COMMENTS:

writtenwyrdd said...

I'm not sure what it portends, but my word veri is sadstst.

I know what you mean about unrepentant cats! I have been owned by a few in my time. But I'm glad that you got Rufus to the vet early rather than when he got really infected/sick.

I keep mine indoors only out of habit, since in the city they'd have been road pizza. And now we live on a fairly busy truck route.

Lisa said...

they certainly look sweet in this video!
My uppity cat Bessie, actually will swat me sometimes when I walk by. Love the little furry animals

Wendy Ramer said...

Orange tabby males are all about the fight and the feisty, as are calicos (female). My mother-in-law and I have one of each and know of what we speak!

fairyhedgehog said...

ww, yes it's just as well we got him to the vet quickly. We're used to it by now!

Lisa, they do look adorably cute! Rufus likes to swipe my ankles sometimes too.

Wendy, maybe it's as well Bonnie isn't a calico cat then but they do look so pretty!

Lisa said...

my bessie is a calico - the vet said they are prone to more than the typical feline entitlement to rule all domains.

Wendy Ramer said...

Wanted to add, I love the watermark (background) and color tones that you've chosen. Very soothing.

fairyhedgehog said...

Lisa, ruling the world is certainly what Rufus is about! I didn't know the calico females were the same.

Thanks, Wendy.

Phoenix said...

I inherited a calico. The previous owner kindly referred to her as "nutso."

I believe cats have already succeeded in world domination. We're just too proud to acknowledge it.

fairyhedgehog said...

Oh dear, Phoenix, I do believe you're right!

Geoff said...

Sigh.

What a hero.

Rufus said...

Too right, baby! You want to come over to mine?

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