We haven't posted for a while. Things are busy at work. We've had a pretty eventful week at home too. First, Madness wants me to say that none of it was her fault. And this time she is right.
Last Friday Bubbles did not come home at his usual time, so I went out to look for him. He often hangs out in the open field behind our apartment, so I went looking for him there. Naturally I stepped into a hole and sprained my ankle very badly. So there I was, hopping on one leg calling: Bubbles! Bubbles! Like a crazy person. I was more than a little surprised that nobody showed up in white coats with a straitjacket. Eventually Bubbles showed up and it was obvious that he got into a fight (again).
His wounds did not look bad. Over the weekend, I was the one hopping around everywhere on an ankle that was now the size of a tennis ball. By Monday I could walk around reasonably well, but now Bubbles was limping and had a swollen front leg.
So on Tuesday I took Bubbles to the vet and he gave us some antibiotics. On Wednesday Bubbles was not doing well at all and by the evening I could see that an abscess has formed in his leg, so we went back to the vet on Thursday. They drained the abscess and cleaned it. Bubbles was a very good boy (as usual) so they could do it without giving him anesthesia. Today he is doing much better. I have to take him back next week for a checkup.
Here is a picture of his leg. It is kinda gross so you might not want to look if you just had dinner. Even though it looks bad, he is fine and it should heal well given some time.
Right now he is hanging out in the courtyard as if nothing is wrong with him at all.
Madness and Mrs. B are doing fine. Madness just keeps saying to make sure everycat knows that this was not her fault. My ankle is now sickly shades of blue and yellow, but is also continuing to improve. So hopefully we will all be back on our feet soon.
Oh, our downstairs neighbor John now has a Catster page. He is an indoor kitty, but is always watching us through the window and chatting with us. Bubbles thinks he would make a great brother for Madness, but then Bubbles thinks everycat would be a good brother for Madness as long as it is not him. Go say hi to John, he is a cutie.