Thursday, August 07, 2008


If I didn't just pay so much money to the vet for that cat, I'd kill him. A hundred and eighty-five bucks to get four abscesses drained and stay two nights at the vet's office. Plus, he has a monster bottle of amoxicillin he's supposed to take twice a day for the next, oh, five years or so (judging strictly by the bottle size - the instructions just say "until gone").

The swollen cheek turned out to be just one of his battle scars. I think I'm going to count this as his fourth AND fifth lives since it was so nasty.

Honestly, this cat has got to learn to walk away from a fight. Just turn the other cheek, Smokey. You know, the one that doesn't have the oozing abscess on it.


  1. I had one of those cats that could not back down. Pain in the butts!!!!

  2. Oooh, yuck. :-P I'm glad he'll be OK.

  3. That's tough, having a cat that thinks it's Rocky!

  4. I can relate! Our kitty got into a fight with a racoon, and walked away with a limp. (He's fine now.) Fortunately, am expensive vet visit wasn't necessary... :~D