The Battle Of- Texas 2010- Winner!
|Purred: Sun Feb 22, '09 4:32pm PST |
|Ah......... the joys of kittens.
Got a good one for you.
Bumpurr was prob 5 months old, only on his 3rd or 4th show, and had the
baths down pat, but the dryer, was still a challenge, getting there, but not
When I teach the blow dryer, wrap them in a towel, and slowly take it off,
and blow dry in parts, each time they are a little more accepting.
I thought Bumpurr was at that point, just sitting there, not squirmy, not
afraid, so took the towel totally off. He sat there for a minute, then tried to
take off, I grabbed him, he bit me, in the fleshy part, by my thumb, and I
let go of him, and he took off, still wet.
Hey, had horses all my life, injury is not a big deal, and never used as an
excuse to not go. So cleaned it off, got the bleeding stopped, and went and
got him. If I had let him get away with this, and not finished him, would of
never been able to blow dry him again.
So, went and got him, put him back in the towel, and slowly took it off,
blow drying him in parts, got him done, and he learned a lesson.
My hand hurt like heck, all night, and by the morn, it was swollen and red,
could not even use it. Not easy to load, unload and show all day, with one
hand, and it really really hurt. Now had red lines running up my arm, all
day, people are telling me, you need to go to the ER. Well, how the heck can
I, can't leave him here, can't take him to the ER, can't leave him in the car.
By the end of the day, alot of people said they would take him, and I could
get him after I got out of the ER, other people said they would take him
home, and I could come get him, on Mon. Somebody take Bumpurr????
Oh......no......, not hardly!
Horrible drive home, went in to work on Mon, my supervisor said, you
will go to the ER, I said, no I am not, I don't have insurance, he said, I will
drag you there, and pay for it, he did.
Ya already know, the doctor yelled at me for waiting, and because it was
an animal bite, they had to report it, and my vet had to fax his rabies
cert to the health assoc.
Funny tho, ever since that episode, Bumpurr now just sits right there, for
his bath, and to get blow dryed, for 3 hours.
The kittens just had another training bath and blow dry. Very good about
baths now, the blow dryer is still a little shakey for Cruiser, have to still do
the towel thing, but Cowboy has accepted it, no towel. Not sitting still yet,
but not squirmy or afraid.
When they were little, they used to try and climb my legs, under my
nightgown, and that hurt, they don't do it so much anymore. But, when I
get out of bed, Cowboy still tries to chew on my toes, have to get my
slippers on as fast as I can.
Ah.........the joys of kittens.