16 June 2009 @ 03:57 pm
today in minor injuries  
So, as Z. and I were waiting for the cab this morning, I decide to pick up the cat. This is something I do multiple times a day. I have a very good cat.

However, when she was about waist-high, she chose to freak out, for a change of pace. Not wanting to drop the cat, I hold on, so she doesn't fall. She goes for a second round of hurricane-force freaking, and I decide that yes, she will be fine if I drop her immediately. I go wash off the scratches on my left hand, and hmmm, they're a little worse than I thought at first. Only three of the ten are real winners, though. Also, they won't stop bleeding. Huh. Grab a damp red wash cloth, and hope it knits up soon. Z. didn't even notice until we got into the car.

That was about eight hours ago. I just reopened a couple of them for the umpteenth time. It's on a particularly flexible part of my palm that I apparently use for a lot of things.

A pic from four hours ago. It's slightly worse-looking now, M. can attest.
Also, the pic makes my finges look really short. They're normal-sized.

So, yes. Fun times. In a few, I will finally have M. bandage them up. I'm loathe to do so, but it's starting to get annoying.

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Alex: Dead in the headdevolutionary on June 16th, 2009 07:59 pm (UTC)
Holy shizz, dude. Best wishes for quick knitting.
P Sunshine: Zanderp_sunshine on June 16th, 2009 07:59 pm (UTC)
Ack! Bad kitty!
PMMJ: Cutenesscheetahmaster on June 16th, 2009 08:09 pm (UTC)
She was totally fine a minute later, and in no way freaking out or aware she'd scarred me up so impressively.
salami_salome: disapprovalsalami_salome on June 16th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
PMMJ: Cutenesscheetahmaster on June 16th, 2009 10:32 pm (UTC)
This is not the face of fierce.
MsCongenialitymscongeniality on June 16th, 2009 08:17 pm (UTC)
Holy crap!

Cue obligatory '...and this is why I have plants!'
szilardzorbtrauts on June 16th, 2009 08:22 pm (UTC)
DEADLY plants.
Mantaigasu on June 16th, 2009 08:47 pm (UTC)
Jen: des_stareexamorata on June 16th, 2009 09:12 pm (UTC)
Ow! Yeah, wash 'em out good and keep 'em clean. It's gonna be crappy having to have your palm bandaged like that but infection is crappier.

Oh kitties. We love you, even though you totally freak out on us sometimes for absolutely no reason.
Rob: Yeah... right.shadorunr on June 16th, 2009 09:53 pm (UTC)
I think that you're missing the obvious answer:

Was the cat radioactive?

  • Can you climb up almost any surface?
  • Do you have a growing affinity for catnip?
  • Are you becoming fascinated by balls of string or yarn?

If you answered "Yes" to these, you might want to consider become a superhero/villain.
Leesa Logic: Dexter Kittyleesalogic on June 16th, 2009 10:56 pm (UTC)
Love this :D
Lemon Russlemonruss on June 16th, 2009 11:58 pm (UTC)
It's an unfair question because he was that way before the bite. Also, he spoke in lolcat.
The Antichrist: !!OMGWTF!!theantichrist on June 17th, 2009 06:19 pm (UTC)
Holy *crap*!
Josephine: Ryan Owieslovellama on June 16th, 2009 11:28 pm (UTC)
Watch out for infection. You don't want cat scratch fever. Seriously.
spartan_mcspartan_mc on June 17th, 2009 04:10 am (UTC)
Neosporan FTW!
That Guynecrocannibal on June 18th, 2009 02:47 am (UTC)
arggh! you have been carved up.

you should crosspost to
PMMJ: Space Jerkcheetahmaster on June 18th, 2009 04:38 pm (UTC)
slippery slope
Man, I'd just feel let down when I got a low rating, and then I'd strive to do better next time.
keep it darksnidegrrl on June 18th, 2009 04:07 am (UTC)
you need that special flexible glue for closing cuts!!! i will find out what it's called.
PMMJ: Science!cheetahmaster on June 18th, 2009 04:38 pm (UTC)
I was tempted to just crazy-glue the lot.
rshackleford: NERDrshackleford on June 18th, 2009 09:38 pm (UTC)
It's actually a variation on crazy glue. I dig it for cuts of this nature. J&J makes a liquid bandage, and there's also New Skin (I forget who makes it, and I prefer the liquid band-aid action, myself).

All that said, I have totally just used super glue to close up cuts, especially ones that are in areas that get flexed a lot, and hence reopen a lot.