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FROM WOUNDED IN ACTION TO MISSING IN IN-ACTION

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Last Friday, just after breakfast, as we were getting ready to leave … a howling cat-sound that would make a terrific sound effects track for horror movies had us running for the door.

I was first down the stairs (some feat, given that my knee takes a while to “warm-up” on chilly mornings!) to find Geiger, fur a-frizz, shaking her head and wimpering. I could see blood on her nose so picked her up and carried her indoors to check the damage. A tissue blotted the blood from the nose and she wanted to clean it herself.

So…off we went, leaving all cats inside. I came straight home after dropping The Man at work . Jolly good thing I did because Geiger’s left eye was full of blood!

I don’t “do” rude words on the blog so I wont quote the vet! But I left the miserable moggie with him and we brought her home that evening.

Somewhat woozy and wearing not quite a pirate-style eyepatch, but with her eye stitched shut.

Of course, she was fine by Saturday, although she tended to walk in circles for a while!

After lunch today, I realised I hadn’t seen her since mid-morning.Hmm…I damn’ near whistled myself hoarse and at 4pm thought I’d drive around the block. Opened the car door and who greeted me with a huge yawn?

The little ratbag had been having a snooze!

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Because I am still busy ( I know how this chap must have felt!) I’ll leave you with something I promised a few weeks ago…

The “Blue Butterfly ” Clerodendrum ugandense, making a fibber of me for saying it’s too cold to expect flowers! And you should see the show in the Botanic Garden!

Well, I delivered 3 prints for the Cafe show (we hang next Monday) so now I can be a Demon Duster and clean up the house (sort-of!) before I start on the next round. Eee! It’s all go, int’it?

Just to let you know…I will be moving to a new site,
https://moreidlethoughts.wordpress.com/
very soon. For now, this will still be open.

And the latest on Geiger is that she’s had an adverse reaction to the treatment! So now she’s having Mylanta 3 times a day to fix her irritated tummy.Doesn’t seem fair, does it?


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Author: dinahmow

A New Zealander, currently living in tropical Queensland,Australia (with 2 cats and one Main Man).Old enough to remember George VI, white tennis balls and life-before-television.You want more? Read the blog!

12 thoughts on “FROM WOUNDED IN ACTION TO MISSING IN IN-ACTION

  1. It certainly “all go” here too! Hope all goes well with your prints. And a virtual stroke for Geiger – how traumatic! I’m sure you’re providing lots of tlc.

    Celia

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  2. poor Geiger! I wonder what happened, any ideas?
    Big hugs from me and mine xxx

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  3. celia and ziggi…thankyou;I’ll give her a hug once I catch up with her! Yes, we do know what happened: Geiger got into a bit of a tangle with Kirra, the cat from 2 doors up. The salt in the wound is that it happened in our garden!

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  4. Poor lil’ puss, but it sounds like she has plenty of spirit to deal with mere inconveniences! And that flower — what a show off!

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  5. andrea…you mean the butterfly’s a show-off? Or me, for posting it?

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  6. So sorry about your cat, and I’m really glad you found her later. They give us a scare now and then, don’t they? Mine are house cats, but the male got out one day in April and was gone for almost 24 hours. I was frantic. Then he came back unscathed.

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  7. Poor kitty-baby. She’s to be alright? I hate it when cats fight.

    I love the flower too.

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  8. kate and tara…yes, I think she’ll live to fight another day.

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  9. Back from NZ where the holiday was wonderful but some of the weather was horrendous. Managed a bit of book binding and saw lots of friends so I was happy. Poor Geiger, hope she’s okay now. Love your photos of the Gardens – I have a Gloriosa that I try to encourage but I see you have it down as a weed!

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  10. How’s Geiger? Hope she’s well on the way to recovery.

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  11. hope the cat is getting better!

    beautiful flowers. . .

    good wishes for your prints and the show

    with much love from the other side of the world, XXX

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  12. carol…welcome back! I hope there’ll be some spring sunshine when we go to NZ!(I’m emailing you)

    ziggi and isltv…there’s the latest on Geiger at the new blog (there’s a link at the bottom of this post.I’m moving to wordpress.)

    Thanks for the show wishes. It will be interesting, given the kerfuffle down south over soomeone else’s nude show!

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