Saturday, July 26, 2008
The Big Patient
This time, it's Smudge. When I woke up this morning, I noticed blood on his tail, so I took him to the vet. It turned out that he had a cut almost completely around his tail, to the bone. Ugghhh.
The vet said it was likely caused by having a door shut on his tail. I know it's not something that happened at my house--He would have yowled loudly if I'd so much as touched his tail with a door! He does go outside and wanders among a small number of backyards in the neighborhood. It disturbs me to think one of my neighbors might have done this to him. I just hope it was an unfortunate accident and not deliberate meanness.
Poor boy, he's very unhappy with all this. The collar, the dressing, the medicine, the shaving of his tail. It's all a bit much for him, and he's majorly p.o.'d.
The prognosis is uncertain at this point. The vet wants to see how it looks tomorrow before he stitches the wound up. If there's no blood flow, Smudge will become a bob tailed kitty.