|Cheryl in the waiting room.|
|Emergency Vet in Iowa City|
|Our HERO! I mean...Hiro|
|Flying HIGH as a bird.|
Owning a cat that loves the outdoors is a lot like having a kid who skateboards. You know it is simply a matter of time before he cracks his skull or breaks an arm or leg. And they only make you aware of these matters on weekends, holidays, and ALWAYS after 5 pm.
|Disaster waiting to happen|
|2 AM and only half way done.|
|All from that Small Puncture on top.|
The vet was pretty calm about it... Apparently, this happens all the time. I ask what could have done this and she tells us just about anything. The small puncture looked more like a cat claw to me ( perhaps fighting with the locals) But the vet is convinced it is a bite. And it was infected.
|Time to head home.|
|You do surgery on your own cat!|
|He's gonna love this type of collar.|
|He can almost see over it.|
|Time for some PAIN! I mean medicine.|
|Bite? I don't bite anything.|
A side note: We were trying to guess what could have caused this. My first and main guess is that it was another cat. ( lots of farm cats around here) The vet said it could have been a coon or possum. ( we have those too, but they usually run away from everything.) The idea of a coyote came up. We certainly have them, but the idea that we would have one in town here attacking cats seemed unlikely.
|I still have my doubts, but I guess it is possible.|
MERE MOMENTS after leaving the vet.... I'm not kidding here. We see a Coyote in the middle of a parking lot. I even pull in to make totally sure. There is no doubt! In the middle of Iowa City!
|Deer in the city .|
|Looks like a fashion Trend.|
Hope everyone is having a better Monday than we are. The Cat is back to his annoying self so I'm taking that as a "good" sign. ( even though it is bad for us) I guess the alternative would be far worse. I'm hoping this little wound will heal up fast and we can take that bothersome collar off him. I'm sure he wants that even more than we do. I'm also hope this little adventure curbs Hiro's "Outdoor Spirit" that caused this all in the first place. We shall see.