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Rocky Road

>> Saturday, February 26, 2011

Just a quick update on our newfound friend...

As you can see, Rocky came home yesterday and has settled into his new comfier life.  He's currently hanging out by himself in our finished attic, and thinks the futon is pretty darn comfy.

The results of the vet's investigations are that Rocky had a severe abscess in one front leg, his other front paw had been bitten clean through, and he had a nasty gash on his ear, along with other cuts and abrasions.  He was a mighty sick kid from the infection.  After a bunch of work, he's now had a drain put into the abscess (ew!), a big dose of antibiotics, all the wounds have been cleaned.  He's bleeding and oozing all over the attic.  I think that futon cover will never be the same again.

Oh well.

Oh, and he got neutered.  Papa is no longer a rolling stone!

I have never encountered a cat who endured all the discomfort and pain with such grace.  He lets us do whatever is needed to keep his wounds clean, and purrs the entire time anyone is even near him.  In fact, I don't think I've spent more than a minute with him when he wasn't purring.  I'm a little afraid he'll vibrate himself to pieces.

The happy boy:

He's also going to eat us out of house and home.  He eats with such frantic enthusiasm that he flings food everywhere.  The cone of shame is certainly not helping with that.

I am betting that once he starts feeling better, he may start resenting this whole captivity thing.  Maybe not.  Only time will tell.  For now, though, he's clearly thinking he might be able to get used to this new life of his.


Woodswalker February 26, 2011 at 12:59 PM  

What a big kind heart you have! And how lucky Rocky was to find you. Your photos say it all. We are visited daily by a feral cat that we would love to adopt, but he won't let us come anywhere near him.

Ellen Rathbone February 26, 2011 at 4:43 PM  

Poor kitty - and yet, what a lucky bugger! You is good people! :)

I left the porch door open today, so the new little kitty could get into the house if she wants...although this also gives the old big kitty access to the porch, and the dog access, too, if he thinks about it. I almost dread what I'm going to find when I get home!

swamp4me February 26, 2011 at 9:00 PM  

This makes me smile.

Louise February 27, 2011 at 10:15 AM  

Something tells me he is going to be a very important member of your household. I keep thinking about how he came to find you when he was injured. They do know who cares, don't they?

reneé February 27, 2011 at 10:49 AM  

seems that rocky has managed to end up exactly where he was meant to :)
congratulations on your new addition!

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