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The Pause of Ms. Claus
Just one more aminal update; no pictures this time, because it's pretty grody.

Zoey, she in the icon, is our youngest, and the feistiest of the bunch when she's in the right mood. Mostly, she's very sweet with everyone, but she has her moments.

Last Sunday: Eleanor was down towards the bedrooms, and I was on the living room sofa, clipping coupons.  Suddenly, Tazzer (the oldest, the only boy, and as recently as November on his seeming deathbed) let out a yowl.  Someone had picked a fight with him; my natural suspicion was of Michelle, the middle child and the evil kitty in the house- but as Eleanor came down the hall to check it out, the trail of blood pointed directly to the Zoester.

Taz, our white-with-a-little-gray boy, had a hunk of black, not-his, fur on one of his front paws.  Zoey, in turn, was bleeding from one of her front paws.  I don't think anybody meant to hurt anybody beyond playfighting (the two of them are assuming the same positions as I write this, and they're just as likely to be grooming each other five minutes from now), but we think her "secret weapon" claw got stuck on him as one or the other of them flailed away.

We were pretty worried, and ready to make a vet appointment Monday morning, if not an emergency vet visit that afternoon. We treated the claw with wound cleanser, stanched the bleeding, and watched and waited.

Zoey seemed fine within an hour: purring, running, eating and everything seeming normal.  And she was grooming him within the next 24 hours.

A few times during the week, Eleanor tried to get a look at the monkey's paw. Zoey resisted. Finally, this afternoon, we two got a look, or rather, a non-look:

It's healed. But there appears to be no there there. Whether it will grow back or not, remains to be seen. She seems fine in all respects, and it clearly hasn't stopped her from any of her usual activities, including, but not limited to, trying to duplicate the same damn incident.

The dog, meanwhile, just wants to mooch for extra treats. Go figure.
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yesididit2 From: yesididit2 Date: February 1st, 2016 01:22 am (UTC) (Link)
glad zoey is ok, if a bit mischievous.
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