poor poor pitiful George

It’s been a crazy couple of days around here. On Monday morning I was getting ready to go to the gym (really, I was!) when I noticed George looked a little a lot wet. I knew Damon had just let him inside (he’d only been out for about half an hour) and I figured he had played in a puddle. Except he wasn’t wet with water.

It was blood.

Now George does tend to be pretty territorial and I’ve found other cat’s blood on him a few times over the years. But this time it was his own and more than I felt comfortable handling.

As soon as I got Josh on the bus to school I was on the phone with the vet, and they got us in right away. (Love them!)

I’m so glad I took him in. He had two very bad puncture wounds. One on the top of his head that went down to his skull (but luckily did not break his skull) and one all the way through one cheek to the inside of his mouth. Poor George!

I have no idea what bit him, but the theories range from another cat, to a fox, a fisher cat, a dog, a raccoon, or even a hawk. I’m leaning toward a neighborhood cat. I’ve seen quite a few around my yard lately and they’re pretty big and aggressive. Anyway.

So the darn cat is on liquid antibiotics and a painkiller, plus I have to flush his wounds twice a day. That’s just as much fun as it sounds. Not.

He follows me around even more than usual and gives me pitiful stares. The first day he just slept and I had to carry him down to his food and water and the litter box when I thought he needed it. It was pathetic.

Yesterday afternoon I noticed his cheek looked a little puffy and red and I was afraid it was getting infected so back to the vet we went. It was actually fine and I felt a little silly after but it was worth it for the peace of mind that he wasn’t going to die overnight.

He’s feeling better much now but looks just awful! And he desperately wants to go back outside. Not a chance. The little dude may never go out again…

Did I mention they had to shave the wounded areas so they could clean them?

I’m not sure if he’s mad or embarrassed about the reverse mohawk!

Then there’s the cheek:

See? Longing for the outdoors. Dumb cat. Yes, he is missing his eyebrow whiskers. They were victims of the vet’s clippers. Just like his dignity.

George, darling, you’re 10 now and can’t fight with the other kitties and win anymore. It’s time to learn to run away!

Or just take a nap.

Comments

15 Responses to “poor poor pitiful George”

  1. slouchy on November 18th, 2009 9:23 pm

    oh poor sweet george. 🙁

  2. moonspun on November 18th, 2009 10:19 pm

    Oh my goodness! HOpe he recovers…naps are restorative

  3. Mom on November 18th, 2009 10:24 pm

    Poor George! He is lucky to have a loving home where he is waited on and catered to, and I’m sure he appreciates it!

  4. Candy on November 18th, 2009 10:47 pm

    awwwww…George, you poor kitty….and Mommy is such a good nurse! 🙂

  5. we_be_toys on November 18th, 2009 11:20 pm

    Poor George! I hope he took a hunk out of whatever bit him. Thank goodness you have a good vet! Tell Mr. George that “young misters whut are 10 years old and get into fights where their head is punctured, mos’ generally DON’T get to go outside for a very, VERY long time!” (Okay, so I paraphrased Mammy from Gone With The Wind, but it’s what I would be telling my cat!)
    Best wishes for a speedy recovery George!

  6. Niki on November 19th, 2009 12:06 am

    Aww. Poor baby. I hope he recovers quickly and goes into fighting retirement. Time for a life of leisure.

  7. Daisy the Curly Cat on November 19th, 2009 8:56 am

    Poor George! I hope he feels all better soon.

  8. Mad Woman on November 19th, 2009 3:04 pm

    Awww poor George!! Hope he’s all better soon. Big bully cats picking on him!

  9. Amira @ Define "Mature" on November 19th, 2009 5:40 pm

    NO! Not George!

    Feel better Georgie.

    I have such a soft spot for cats because I grew up with them, so this hurts me.

    Damn neighborhood cats…

  10. Becky Mochaface on November 19th, 2009 6:13 pm

    Get well soon George!

  11. mumma boo on November 19th, 2009 9:15 pm

    Poor guy! Get better soon, George!

  12. Elisa on November 20th, 2009 5:18 pm

    Poor George!!

    rest, kitty, cherish this time to be cuddled and taken care off 😉

  13. Stimey on November 20th, 2009 7:24 pm

    Oh, your poor guy. I’m glad he’s okay. Also, Quinn is really delighted by your photos. Even the reverse mohawk. 🙂

  14. Samantha on November 22nd, 2009 9:14 am

    According to my vet, cats with scabby heads are winners, cats with scabby bums are losers.
    George is the man!

  15. Carla on November 22nd, 2009 11:38 am

    Poor little guy. That is always so scary.

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