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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-28-2008, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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That mean ole' wasp

As my tribe don't like cat doors, one disadvantage of their outdoor enclosure is the open window leading to it. It will sometimes let in the occasional flying critter. I heard the cats galloping around the house and knew they were chasing something, but caught up with them just a half second too late. I was just in time to watch Blondie Rumpleteaser thump her paw down on the wasp. Needless to say, the wasp wasn't amused, and responded by stinging her right in the pad of the right front paw.

Poor thing, she's walking on it, even kneading with it, without the slightest sign of any pain. But it looks terrible. It is swollen to almost twice the size of her other front paw. If she starts acting ill, or if the swelling doesn't start going down soon, we're off to the vet. I called Dr Cathy and see said to watch her closely and come straight in if anything changes for the worse.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-28-2008, 01:08 PM
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Ouch!! Hope she's not hurting and not telling you about it!!
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-28-2008, 02:37 PM
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Aw, poor baby.
I know that with you as her "daddy" that she will get the best of care that you can give her. As you probably know, she was only trying to protect the rest of the Jellicle tribe including you.
Bless her heart.
I hope that the swelling goes down quickly, and that she is not in too much discomfort.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-28-2008, 02:45 PM
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Poor little one. I hope everything turns out ok.

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I hope it doesn't hurt her too much. She's being a stoic little one, isn't she.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-28-2008, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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It's been a few hours, the swelling has gone down, and it looks like she is going to be just fine

She is currently in the middle of giving the paw (and a few other paws) a relaxing, after dinner wash.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-28-2008, 09:56 PM
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Awww, poor kitty! I was stung by a wasp before and that's pretty much all they do is swell up. It's painful though. Your kitty must be very resilient! I hope the swelling is completely gone soon.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-29-2008, 11:23 PM
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Poor baby, I hope she'll be alright.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-30-2008, 09:37 AM
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One of my boys, Coco does this alot. You would think he would learn by now or remember. He has a bad habbit of laying in the middle of a big patch of lamb's ear and they are flowering right now. The flowers mean that there are bees buzzing around actively polinating. Coco likes to swat at them. Goof. He has been stung several times. I think Blondie will make it, based on Coco's history.
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