In Honor of Joe’s Cat Bite

Below is an a blog from my friend and roommate Joe. It is interesting the things cats will do… humans too, for that matter. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

“Adventures with Cats”

  • When things go bump in the night, in the laundry room, it’s probably best to leave them go bump in the night.
  • When investigating things that DO go bump in the night, keep in mind that cats are very sneaky.
  • It IS POSSIBLE that you could be closing a door at the same time a cat is jumping off of a counter out the door and for that door to close on the cat’s tail mid-way down the door and leave the cat hanging.
  • Cats don’t like to hang upside down from doors by their tails.
  • If you have the immediate urge to reach over and open the door…. You should think twice.
  • Cat scratches and bites hurt and you should call the doctor before they get infected.
  • Cats can reach anywhere within their entire body length of the end of their tail in any direction to include defying gravity.
  • Cats are no longer your friend when hanging from a door by their tail.
  • Cats have endless energy when they are upset.
  • Cats can spit… that was weird.
  • Door knobs are incredibly difficult to open from a distance without your hand.
  • It is emotionally difficult to intentionally pin your cat by its head against the door jam for its own good so you can open the door.
  • It is physically difficult to operate a walking stick and a door knob at the same time while holding a cat down with the walking stick.
  • Cats will bite the end of a walking stick, a lot, if you try to suppress them with it.
  • Cats are very strong when they are upset.
  • Cats are very wiggly.
  • Before releasing a cat that is hanging from its tail upside down from a door, consider the clothing that you are wearing and the path the cat may take once released.
  • Cats disappear once released from hanging by their tails quicker than anything I’ve ever seen.
  • Male cats spray when they are upset and hanging upside down from a door by their tail. You can’t see it, but you can smell it.
  • Nature’s Miracle is truly… Nature’s Miracle.
  • If you don’t know what Nature’s Miracle is, you probably don’t own cats.
  • After about 5 hours, cat bites swell a lot and begin to hurt at a distracting level.

Just an FYI, the kitty has begun getting closer to the house… that is, as long as Joe isn’t around; and his tail is nearly fine. Joe was prescribed antibiotics; and, with some neosporin and vitamin E oil, the helatious bite on his hand should be nothing more than merely a flesh wound. 😉

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One thought on “In Honor of Joe’s Cat Bite

  1. So you know…I STILL have scars on the back of my hand…although greatly faded…from when my sister’s cat scratched me in 1978.

    Almost 30 years.

    See what you have to look forward to?

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