Kimi’s recovery

Kimi is finally appearing around the house. The first three days, we didn’t see her! She got under the covers on Donna’s bed like it was cold the second day! I almost sat on her!

But now she wanders around looking lost. She looks out the doors but doesn’t go outside. Which is good!

Last night we ganged up on her and cleaned her tail. It was scabbing over; I let Donna hold her while I was the “bad guy”.

The wound on the bottom of her tail is not so bad but she is VERY uncooperative about me lifting her tail for a picture! I was surprised how little she struggled while I rubbed the injuries with a wet sterile sponge the vet had given us.

Later she hopped up on Donna’s bed and began grooming herself. I was very pleased when she licked her wound; at least the top one! But the new fur arrangement on her tail freaks her out if she sees the tuft at the end move while she is watching! Lol.

Kimi’s Adventure

Kimi was held “prisoner” all night then this morning, forced into the carrier again! She suspected what was gonna happen and wasn’t cooperative. 😉 As usual, there was much protesting on the trip down the mountain. At one point, she was so angry, she sounded like her big brother yowling!

We left her at the vets and went to breakfast, waiting for The Call. Which came much later, about 12:30 PM! She told me Kimi had an infected bite on her tail which should heal well since she drained it.

So back up to the north end of Cañon City we went. There was a crowd in the office by then: A family with a three-legged dog; me; and a guy dropping off a horse! The vet was gonna work late today! The little girl with the sick dog talked my ear off!

The vet asked me to come in an exam room while she showed me the wound and how to clean it a few times a day. I asked how much she cooperated during the cleaning and she said she was very cooperative, just one person holding her. There were some tendons showing but it will fill in if we don’t allow a scab to form, she said.

She thought it happened 3-5 days ago. I recall there was a late night cat fight about then with Lily barking and Kimi dashing into the house. But Stubbs went missing for hours! He showed up the next morning none the worse for wear. Now I can guess that Kimi was in the fight and Stubbs and Lily came to her rescue! If it were Mittens who bit Kimi, Stubbs probably followed/chased him down to the barn where he seems to live and they had a discussion.

Kimi gave no indication of being attacked. But when her tail infection got going, then she acted injured. When we got home, Kimi grudgingly allowed me take the pictures then dashed under Donna’s bed! Haven’t seen her since!

Kimi is Found

As I was leaving for my school Board of Education meeting, Donna found Kimi! She was under my bed. We hadn’t looked there because she NEVER gets under there! We got her into the pet carrier.

While stroking her, it was obvious her tail was injured. Yesterday when we saw her, her tail had a right angle a few inches from her butt. That is not normal.

She called the vet and decided to take Kimi tomorrow. Early. Joy.

For now, Kimi is living in Donna’s bathroom.

Kimi is MIA!

She was acting strange yesterday like she was in pain and would hide from us: under a bed, outdoors, under the front porch. Wherever we couldn’t get to her. Donna stayed up all hours last night watching consecutive “White Collar” reruns waiting for her and when she did come in and Donna tried to approach her, she bolted back out the pet door!

I woke to a note on my desk:

Watch for Kimi (underlined twice!)
When she comes in – shut the front door and put the laundry basket in front of the back pet door.
She must be examined. Thanks

But I haven’t seen her this morning. We have no idea what is wrong with her or what caused it. She is walking/running normally so it is not her legs. Maybe she lost a fight with a pocket gopher!

This is a picture of Kimi sleeping on Donna’s bed just two days ago. This is our little cat, almost kitten sized.

This is common cat behavior. Stubbs will go in the Water House and sleep for hours when he feels bad but he doesn’t run from us. Unless he sees the cat carrier to take him to the vets! Which is what will likely happen to Kimi.