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Ridiculous animal loves his anti-inflammatory medication so much that I have to fight to get the dropper back out of his mouth. It's been very scary to see him so ill but I think we can be confidently optimistic now.
(Phew.)

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Helen says:

What happened to him?

He looks his full Oscarish self there.

12th Feb 2008, 13:15

JD NLI says:

Phewww.
Am getting strangely attached to otherpeople's pets...

12th Feb 2008, 13:25

hildegard says:

He's pretty much been asleep since the 5th. Neither the vet nor I can figure out what happened to him - an injury of some sort. He's been in terrible pain & very, very weak. Not Oscar at all. One horrid possibility (given that it's his abdomen & one flank that seem to have taken the worst of it) is that someone kicked him. It wasn't a car accident - his injuries are all wrong, but a good, lifting kick - yeah, that'd do it.
My head finds it hard to hold the image of a cat kicker; surely they must have horns & tails, how could they dwell among us unknown?

JD - given the vet bills, other peoples' pets may be the best ones with whom to form an attachment...

12th Feb 2008, 13:42

minkey says:

Oh pauvre Oscar. Hope he'll be back to his jumps and etc... Why would someone kick an animal...I'm never too happy when my neighbour cats leave presents for me but not a reason to hurt them.
Oscar certainly need some TLC more than ever

12th Feb 2008, 13:51

Helen says:

Poor Oscar. I hope he's his full self very, very soon.

12th Feb 2008, 14:22

silar31 says:

I'd dearly love to introduce whomever kicked Oscar to my cowboy boots. The pointy-toed metal capped ones. With extreme prejudice. Poor wee fellow, keep him inside from now on eh!

12th Feb 2008, 14:56

mara says:

Lovely Oscar

12th Feb 2008, 15:08

paintist says:

or a cyclist... I have seen a lad sideswipe a cat with his bike......
I hope that he gets better soon. I am with JD I am getting very attached to moblog pets, and Oscar is such a darling.

12th Feb 2008, 15:14

hildegard says:

Thanks all, I have told him that even people he's never met are concerned for his well-being, I thought he was interested, but he was just squaring up to bite my nose.

Paintist - that is a thought to which I have been rather clinging, although the extent of the injury to Oscar's undercarriage made it seem less likely.

Silar - It's tempting but despite my first impulse I don't go big on indoor cats unless there's a definite need like blindness or FIV. More interesting things in the yard & a nice big indoor climbing frame should help keep him out of trouble...

12th Feb 2008, 15:39

swamprose says:

Oscar, my dear dog-cat, was kicked?
I have on my evil hat. direct me to the nearest cat kicker that I may reek havoc.

he is simply ridiculous.

12th Feb 2008, 16:51

Viv says:

that is terrible

glad he is recovering - he is such a character

12th Feb 2008, 18:18

OJ says:

Oh no, poor Oscar.

I'm very glad he's on the mend though. If only Oscar could talk he'd tell you what happened.

12th Feb 2008, 18:21

hildegard says:

Reckon y'all are even soppier about than my cat than I am & I thankyew kindly for it.

Anyway OJ, how's Melly? Had anticipated you carpet-bombing your blog with ginger fluff but you seem to have been very restrained...

13th Feb 2008, 00:20

OJ says:

There's a lot of vicarious kitty love going on. Don't drive yourself mad wondering what happened to injure him...

Melly is well and growing apace - I have been very restrained, partly because he rarely stays still long enough to photograph. He's hit his destructive adolescence and chucking himself and his pointy teeth at Miss Teazle for repeated play fights is pretty much his only occupation. She's being very patient considering and manages to respond angrily without actually hurting him. We have to keep him away from her a lot of the time.

13th Feb 2008, 10:53

poor Oscar, it's good to see him recover

13th Feb 2008, 10:55

Puddikat says:

Glad he's on the mend : )

16th Feb 2008, 15:59

when i first glanced at this picture i thought he was being eaten by a giant centipede!

hope hes feeling better soon

20th Feb 2008, 20:54

hildegard says:

He's all better now thank you kindly. Still seems to be getting the odd twinge if he's really going flat-out but he's back to really going flat-out whilst a fortnight ago he was just flat out.
FBW - do you have an astigmatism, peradventure? Life without my specs is somewhat of a post-modern novel, with me as the unreliable narrator...

21st Feb 2008, 01:54