Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Final Straw

Greetings, Effurrybody!

Today, August 17th, is Black Cat Appreciation Day (in the US, at any rate). I, Queen Trixie, Empress of Jerusalem, Israel and the Entire Middle East, do not live in the US, but I have many, many furr-iends there, and I would like to wish them all the best on this Auspicious Day.  As you know, in the US and some other places (although not in England, where our HuMum was born), black kitties are considered to be harbingers of Bad Luck and so they are less likely to get adopted and more likely to be (whisper) put to sleep and so Humans who love kitties invented this special day to tell effuryone how Wonderful we House Panfurs are and why they should adopt Us.
Naturally, as a Black Panfur myself, this day is a furry impawtant one in my eyes.

Ah. Yes. EYES.
And that brings Me to the reason why, despite the Auspiciousness of the Occasion, I am not feeling furry happy today.

You see, Mummy noticed that my eyes seemed to be a bit teary of late, and on Sunday, she gently mopped the corner of one eye with a piece of white tissue and was horrified to see that the tears appeared to be mingled with blood. So she scooped Me up and carted Me off to the Evil Stabby Place, so that the nice Lady     v-e-t could take a look. And Sure enough, Dr. Einat found an infection. In fact, she said that my lower right eyelid had turned in on itself and my eyelashes were irritating the eye and making the infection worse. So she turned the eyelid out again and put in two tiny staples to keep it the right way, and said that, if I didn't have them out beforehand, she would remove them in a couple of weeks!

But then Mummy said She was afraid I would pull them out and tear the delicate flesh around my eyes so the Evil v-e-t  said She would put a collar round my neck to stop Me doing that.

Kitties, that was Definitely The Final Straw. I saw them taking out the Cone of Shame and prepurring to put it around my Queenly Neck and I decided that they had reached The Limit. I mean to say, Kitties - Enough is Enough.
It was time to Put My Paw Down. And I did, Kitties. In Spades!!!

And when I, Queen Trixie, say NO - I mean NO.

So, here I am, kitties - still stapled, but (breathes a sigh of relief), uncollared:

I know, kitties, I know. Dreadful, isn't it. And it was a bit uncomfortable at first, but I got used to it and I even let Mummy put ointment in My Eye three times a day without any too much Fuss.

Now, I am going to let Caspurr and Shimshi tell you the rest of the News.


Thank you, sis Trixie! Okay, Mancats here - Caspurr the Tigger-Tabby King and the Mighty Shimshon aka Shimshi, the Little Purr-ince.
We want to tell you all how We purr-tected Mummy last night.
When Mummy is asleep, We patrol the house, to make sure no Evil Predators get in and hurt Mummy. We don't make a Song and Dance about it, We just get on with it. We usually don't even report to Mummy, so as not to furr-ighten her.

Well, last night, We caught an Evil, Vicious Cockroach who had invaded Our Territory!
Now, Mummy hates roaches just about more than she hates
anything, so We hunted it down and We dedded it and then We gobbled it up, because roaches make a nice, crunchy snack and, as you know Mummy has been starving Us, put Us on a Strict Weight-Reducing Diet (especially Caspurr). Only, for some reason, we find the Hairy Legs less digestible, so one of them was accidentally left in the middle of the living-room floor, where Mummy found it in the morning. Of course, she immediately recognised it for what it was and after loudly exclaiming "Oh, no, no,no!" repeatedly, She turned to Us and told Us what Good Kitties We were for having dedded that nasty old roach.
Then she began 
rushing around spraying insecticide effurrywhere where roaches might be lurking (like under the sink and round the washing machine in the utility room). We understand why, but We would prefurr her to be less "generous" with the insecticide. It spoils the taste of the roaches. We prefer Organic Food (mol).
Then She praised Our Hunting Skills some more and asked Us to be on the lookout, in case any more Horrible Creepy Crawlies were lurking anywhere around the house.
Of course, we
knew She would be pleased, which is why, 
even as We were gobbling up the Evidence Mortal Remains of the Enemy, We had decided to leave her an Offering - another hairy leg and a bit of the wing. 

She found Our Gift later - when She was making the bed.


Mariodacat said...

It is so good you avoided the Cone Of Shame. It is horrible to wear, as you know. We hope your eye gets all better soon and that will be the end of this particular story. Good hunting pals. I don't know what a roach is as not too many areas in Wisconsin have them, but anything crawling sounds delicious to eat, especially if there is a little crunch to it. Good job pals!

The J-Cats said...

No roaches, huh? Mummy thinks maybe she should move to Wisconsin (mol).

Deziz World said...

Oh sweet bootyful Trixie, we're so sorry you had to go to da VET. And we's sorry you got stapled. But we are glad you're doin' better and on da mend. Our eyes are very purrtant and we must take care of them. Sis Raena has a infection in hers too. Fankfully mommy put drops in her eyes and she's better now too. We're sendin' purrayers. And of course we luv all kitties specially you panfurs.

Boys, we are so purroud of ya'll fur purrtectin' your mommy like dat. We don't know 'bout those hairy legs and wings tho', dat sounds really scary. But da bed might not be da bestest place to leave a purresent. MOL Your mommy might not be so purreciative then. Ya'll have a great day.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am so sorry you had to go to the evil vet and that you had an injured eye- that must have been painful.Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day! I love black kitties, I have 3 and I miss my Angel Spooky. XO

meowmeowmans said...

Trixie, we are very sorry to hear about your eye infection, and those staples. It sounds as though you are getting better now. Thank goodness you are able to do so without that dreadful cone.

Caspurr and Shimshi -- excellent job of protecting your Mum and your castle from those evil invading roaches! We are proud of you!

The Island Cats said...

Trixie, we're so glad you avoided the cone of shame. I had to wear the evil cone one time and it was awful! I sure hope your eye is better soon.

Caspurr and Shimshi, you are great bug hunters!


Jans Funny Farm said...

You are good! It's hard to convince a human not to make one wear the dreaded cone of shame. Hope your eye is healing rapidly.

You were good kitties but you might want to find another place to leave your offerings.

Austin Towers said...

Oh Trixie you are my hero! Well done on fighting off the cone of shame! Sending you lots of purrs you will be better soon! ❤️❤️ Mum says yuk about the roaches!! She remembers them well! I must say I would love to have the chance of a crunchy snack!! :-)

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We hope yer eyes heal without "The Cone".

But we wanted ta mention that there are woodland roaches that arent the same as the German Cockroachs that routinely infest apartment buildings. They are a little longer and skinnier than the bad ones and don't like house environments. So they don't stay to live. They are more like an occassional ant who wanders through all lost and everything.

They still crunch good though...

Seville at Nerissa's Life said...

You ate a... EWWW!!! Now I say that even though I've never actually seen one but I kinda think that if I did, I'd be sayin' ewww, for sure. Peep #1 is nodding her head up and down, frantically, in agreement.

Now as for your eye, I'm so very sorry to hear that you had to go through all that but how great is it that your doctor was able to fix you right up and you're not even havin' to wear that cone. EXCELLENT, for sure. Keep up the good work and your eye will be all healed in no time.


The J-Cats said...

A roach is a roach is a roach...

The Indulged Furries said...

Trixie, I hope the staples fix your eye and you don't have to deal with that problem again. I must say, it sounds horrible to have staples in your skin. I hope they don't bother you too much. I'm sure you all enjoy hunting the bugs, but it's best that your mom dead them with the bug spray so that they're not in your house. Do they have roach bait traps where you live? That might be safer and more effective than bug spray.

The J-Cats said...

Mummy would much prefer not to have to deal with them. The places She sprays, like under the sink and washing machine, are places where We aren't supposed to be able to get. We have never heard of roach bait traps. Is that something like a Mousie-Trap?

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