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Friday, July 24, 2009

Last act of defiance

I took old blind three-legged Jack cat in yesterday to get the mats shaved off his belly. I would have clipped them off myself, but DH didn't want me picking up another cat-bite infection. So the first thing the nice lady at Pet Smart did, after cuddling and petting Jack and and baby-talking to him for a minute, was to snap on one of those cone-shaped stiff plastic collars. So he CAN'T bite. Brilliant! Then she got to work with the comb and clippers. Jack kicked and cussed and tried to claw, did his best to bite, wriggled, struggled, and even called her a dog-loving cat-hater, but to no avail. She had his head and front leg pinned under her elbow, his back end trapped with her other hand, and was just starting to shear his belly when suddenly she flinched back from the table, and I saw a jet of liquid arcing up at her. In a last act of defiance, Jack pissed all over her. He may be old and feeble, but he fights to the end! I apologized and apologized, and gave her a big tip, and she laughed and said it happens a lot and not to worry.

He is much more comfortable now without all those lumps to lie on.


  • At 7:52 AM , Blogger Heide said...

    Hooray for Jack! I love a kitty with an attitude. I'm glad that nobody was bitten and that he now has a cool, comfy tummy. Too bad you couldn't have filmed the incident. Hope the DH is better.

  • At 4:34 PM , Blogger Willow said...

    Wow! That's a crusty old codger!

  • At 11:46 PM , Blogger Amy Lane said...

    Wow-- that's a cat with vinegar! (And ammonia, too!)

  • At 6:53 AM , Blogger KnitTech said...

    We Peaches in to be shaved every spring, she's a long hair that matts like mad. I don't believe she's ever, ever done that.

  • At 8:00 PM , Blogger Kate said...

    *snort* *giggle* I LOVE that story!!!! Harvey Mudd's mostly resigned to having his hari done but he usually gives me chronic stink eye for the next5 24 hours whiel he's in the sweet-smelling shampoo fug. Good idea re the collar for him. I might suggest that to my cat groomer.

    It was impossible to find a cat groomer when we arrived in Australia and I tried to do it myself with resulting war wounds of amazing length and breadth. I found our current groomer quite be accident. No one else would do it; they all recommended that I take Harvey to the vet who promptly said that he'd have to anaesthetise him to do it!!!!

  • At 11:35 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I LOVE 3-Legged Jack. This is the perfect cat. Takes no sass and can be a pain in the ass.
    I wonder if I could borrow him for a novel?


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