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The Baboo Kitty Has Spoken

Yes, it really is me-

February 23rd 2013 6:57 pm
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Today was not a good day.
I got taken to Little Vet.
Daddy got the news-yes, it is Ringworm I have, as well as a bacterial infection from scratching.
I had to be shaved down, completely. I have lesions all over. Little Vet said that I had one of the worst cases ever seen. This upset Mommy. She asked how it happened, did I get it from Paws, or who? Little Vet said that I could have gotten it anywhere. All the others have to be watched, too, now. Smokie has a spot...he may also have to get medicine.
I was shaved completely down, because Little Vet said it would be better. And when she did, they found lots of boo boo ringworm spots, everywhere.
Then I had to have a special bath.
Next week I get lyme sulfur dipped.
I am not looking forward to it.
I am a sorry sight.
Little Vet said that I was one of the sorriest looking cats she'd ever seen.
Mommy said 'oh Ruffy, you don't get things often, but when you do, you really get the full Monty.
And I am doing my impression of the Full Monty now-as you can see.

I'm still itchy, but getting medicine, I got a shot for the bacterial infection, and have to go back next week...for some sort of dip. And I'm guessing it won't be a tasty ranch dip, either.

my lovely coat.....all a memory.

love and light, despite it,


Leave A Comment | 14 people already have

Purred by: Monida (Catster Member)

February 23rd 2013 at 7:11 pm

Ah man, Ruffy, I'm so sorry my friend. Sending you lots of purrs and love that you're feeling better soon!
Purred by: Skylar db#39A (Catster Member)

February 23rd 2013 at 7:46 pm

Oh Ruffy, What a mess! Sending tons of purrs your way.
Purred by: Blizzard AKA The Catfather (Catster Member)

February 23rd 2013 at 8:00 pm

Poor Ruffy

Wees a purrin for you
Purred by: Ingen (Catster Member)

February 23rd 2013 at 10:55 pm

OH MY POOR POOR RUFFY! You looks so sad & misable. Feel better soon. I's purring fur ya.
Purred by: ☀ Charlie RIP ☀ (Catster Member)

February 24th 2013 at 1:26 am

Hope you are feeling better soon. Lotsa purrs!
Purred by: Bugsy (Catster Member)

February 24th 2013 at 3:10 am

You look so miserble Ruffy. I hope you get rid of those ringworms and infection soon. We're sending lots of purrs to you.
Purred by: Timmy Tomcat DB #122a (Catster Member)

February 24th 2013 at 5:52 am

Cat-O-Cat Ruffie you have a bad case fur sure.
Our Mr Buttons told us he had it when he was little but not as bad. Our Pops used Athletes foot powder(Ringworm is a Fungus not a parasite) on it and he cleared up in a few weeks.
Stay Warm!
Purred by: Sigmund - Angel DB #58A (Catster Member)

February 24th 2013 at 6:27 am

I hope you get better soon Ruffie! Sending lots of purrs to you and your furmily!
Purred by: Samoa - Diva Angel (Catster Member)

February 24th 2013 at 6:39 am

You're still a dreamboat to us, Ruffy. We sure hope this helps soon and that you are feeling better! Sending lots of purrs!
Purred by: Sterling (Catster Member)

February 24th 2013 at 8:44 pm

Purring for you to get well quickly, Ruffy. I had ringworm when Mom brought me home from the shelter. And Shannara and Sundance had it, too. But it wasn't bad, we all had just one or two "zits". Mom caught it early so we didn't have to be shaved, just some icky medicine that Mom made us swallow. Now Shade didn't have any ringworm but had to take the medicine too so he wouldn't catch it from us. We even gave a "zit" to Mom so she had to go to her doctor for some cream medicine she put on her ringworm.
Purred by: Orange Ruffy (Catster Member)

February 25th 2013 at 4:25 am

Thank you all,

I am the one that appears to 'break' with things, and because of the FIV+, it doesn't appear to respond to the normal interventions. The shaving was done to stop my scratching and the spread of the ringworm. Mom and dad were told that the ringworm in cats goes to the hair folicles-so I was shaved down. I do appear to feel a bit better, though am not really enjoying myself at this time.
Purred by: MILO BLUE EYES DB#73 (Catster Member)

March 1st 2013 at 10:23 am

We're in Ur corner dear Ruffy!! Always purrin' fur ya dood!~ What a mess U've gotten into but it will heal!! Wif time U'll get better! Purrin' da meds make ya feel better 'n time heals. We're so sorry dis happened to ya 'n to Ur sweet furmilies! Glad to hear Ur feelin' a bit better...Ur hansome orange fur will grow back 'n U'll as good as mew!! We jus' know it!!!
Purred by: Blizzard AKA The Catfather (Catster Member)

March 2nd 2013 at 3:02 pm

wonder if Panda would be less irritating shaved...
lets me finds da clippers
Purred by: Marmelade DB #98 (Catster Member)

March 3rd 2013 at 7:16 pm

Aww, I am so sorry about your ringworm!! I am purring for you my friend.



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