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Monday, May 31, 2010

A Cat~astrophe.

Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be. ~ Clemintine Paddleford This is Kirby. Kirby is the world's dorkiest cat.


Sunday being chicken day, the boys were beside themselves, fawning all over our guests & everyone else ~ as they do. It was worse than usual on Sunday because the girls had gone overseas to the morning service & it was Dearest who broke up the chicken. Dearest does not hoard scraps to sate the boys the way Ditz always does. Dearest does not spoil the boys the way their alpha females do. In point of fact there was quite a lot of chicken left over when Dino came home from cricket & being the half starved man that he is he promptly reheated all the leftovers. Unfortunately he left his scraps on his plate instead of disposing of them & before I discovered this Kirby had discovered them! He thought all his Sundays had come at once!


Now I have kept cats all my life & I certainly know better than to let any cat have cooked chicken bones. The boys think I'm mean but I am always careful to dispose of the scraps where the boys can't get at them ~ & Kirby certainly knows this. He was in a hurry to scoff every last scrap before he was discovered & threatened with annihilation. In his greed & hurry he tried scoffing this...
Yep. That's the wishbone. It wedged halfway down his gullet on a Sunday evening on the island! We spent a disturbed night listening to our cat hawk & cough & spit in his effort to spit this back up. First thing Monday morning I rang the vet & rounded Kirby up. He was not a happy boy but it was Marlow who became psychotic in his distress & fell apart completely when I lugged Kirby out to the car, in the carrier, & disappeared with Ditz & him.
Four hours later & considerably lighter in the wallet I lugged him back home again. In his relief at getting everyone back together again Marlow curled up with a drugged Kirby in my chair. I know I have one very relieved & happy Kirby because I was woken this morning by a whiskery face being pushed into mine, a wet nose pushed into mine & catty kisses. I had to duck for cover so Kirby sat on my head instead & purred.

10 comments:

The HoJo's said...

ah cats, got to love them :)
xc

Amanda said...

oh that would have a been a worrisome night's sleep for all! My mind would have been ticking over the with concern over cat and wallet LOL. Glad Kirby is A-OK.

Are you on holidays or do you live on an island?

Ganeida said...

Hojos: Indeed. ☺

Amanda: very worrisome. We live on an island.

Jo said...

Glad to hear that Kirby is ok, do you think he will try that again!! Life would be dull without a cat.

Persuaded said...

Oh my, you must have been so worried! I'm so glad he's ok. Our boys do the same thing as Marlow when they are separated: completely fall apart. Heaven forbid one should die before the other- I don't think one of the boys alone would last long:-( Well, hopefully those days are very far off into the future!

And seriously, I think our Puff would give Kirby a run for his money in the world's-dorkiest-cat competition;-D

Bonnie said...

Oh so glad to hear everything worked out. There is nothing worse than having to wait like that to get help.

Ganeida said...

Jo: I hope not. That was one very expensive wish bone!

Diane:I know exactly what you mean! I dread something happening to one of them. The other soo wouldn't cope.

Bonnie: thankfully if it's a person they will helicopter you out or run a special boat but cats, meh. They need to learn cats are people too. ☺

Sandra said...

Bad kitty. And you are relieved, of both your worry and your money. : )

Jan Lyn said...

Glad to hear that all is well, though nerve wracking. My 10 year old thrives on these animal emergencies and truly BELIEVES she is a vet ALREADY. With 11 pets, things tend to come up frequently. She has stocked her room with vet emergency books...always a good story after the event we say here. Kirby is so adorable....

Ganeida said...

Sandra: you are too funny. ☺

Jan Lyn: We needed your daughter. I am a hopless nurse. Eew & panic are my middle names. ☺ And yes, Kirby is adorable, & wicked...& now expensive! ☺