Well a Ginger Tom cat…
I attended the housewarming of the divine Theda at the weekend. Gosh, her house is just spiffy, and I’m jealous. However, one thing that they have is 10 cats.
There I was, minding my own business, when a tabbi called Mori comes to see me. I make a fuss, as you do. Mori has enough and leaves, and I notice that another cat is looking wistful at me, this one I find out after is Teddy, and is Mori’s arch rival.
However, myself being all unknowing of this, make a fuss of Teddy as well… He does seem a little twitchy though, and as I stroke, he gives me a little nibble to warn me off touching his belly, as cats do. So, I back off, and move to teh normally safe area of behind the ears.
Teddy has other ideas, and does the “I’m going to hold your hand tight in my claws and teeth, which simultaniously struggle to get away from you, by kicking your arm with my back legs”
Usually, when cats do this, they don’t actually kick that hard, or for more than a couple of strokes before they figure out that they are actually holding on to you, and so are hampering their own get away… so the scratchs aren’t usually that bad…
However, I think that Teddy was enraged by the way I smelled from Mori, and stressed from all the people in the house that are not usually there… hence him really really digging in deep and having about 10 swipes at my arm.
These are a touch rough, I just took them with my phone.
So, I’m going for the sympathy angle… 😉
I’ve also Tea Tree’ed it to skinky heaven, and when I did it, we washed in in Iodine soap. I’ve checked my tetenus is up to date as well, I’m not due a shot until 2009. 🙂 So, 2 weeks to heal I reckon. Greg just reckoned I was missing wearing a bandage…