Saturday, February 12, 2011


Sweet Smokey
I have had kitty cats forever and ever and have never gotten "cat scratch fever."  Smokey, my terror of a cat, bit me, hard, on Thursday.  Smokey is a "rescue" cat.  Apparently he had been mistreated and I think played very rough with (he acts like it).  I have had Smokey and JAC roughly 2 years.  They have not been outside since I got them.  On Thursday I went to let Yethi out the door and to my amazement JAC was outside.  I could not believe my eyes.  I opened the door and JAC headed for the door, but Smokey saw JAC outside and he wanted to be out with her.  So he heads for the open door.  I stooped down and grabbed him (probably pulled his hair) and he turned around and bit me. 

I poured hydrogen peroxide on it several times on Thursday and again on Friday.  I noticed it was a little red and a little swollen but thought it was probably normal.  I kept pouring hydrogen peroxide on it.  About sevenish p.m. I noticed that my hand was really swelling and quite red.  I thought I should check my arm.  I had on a sweatshirt.  I pulled up the sleeve and here is very large red blotches all the way to my elbow. 

It is dark outside.  I don't drive after dark (I can't see).  I called one of my nursee friends.  She doesn't live too far.  She came and got me and we went to the local Clinic.  I got a tetanus shot and a prescription for antibiotics.

The cat bite has to be reported to the animal control.  At the Clinic they told me they might take the cat for a couple of days.  I hope not.  The kitty cat is fine, he is not sick.  I startled him and he reacted.   I don't think he would like being locked up in a place like that.  I have his records, so hopefully Animal Control will see that he is not sick and leave him alone. 

Hope all is well on your end.....................


  1. Wow, Sharie. That is spooky. I hope you and Smokey will be fine. I am making progress on picking out fabric for our House Quilt. Have 5 boxes of batik and a table set up in my room to start pulling from. T he floor in my sewing room is getting replaced this week and I am not looking forward to it. Keep us posted on your Cat Fever.

  2. Oh no, you keep having hand accidents, hope you are feeling better.