Monday, October 15, 2007

Bad Kitty!

Last week my cousin told me that my hometown's famous Fall Foliage Festival was happening, so I convinced M that we must go back to Indiana for the parade - and my grandma's yearly post-parade party under the carport, to play some euchre. Unfortunately, Thursday, I took Kaya out in the yard for our daily supervised Outside Time, and Sugundo, the neighbor's (second) cat was in the garden (M. claims that he probably doesn't differentiate between "our" yard and "his" yard, although, if you ask me, Segundo clearly prefers "our" yard) and Kaya saw him and went absolutely crazy. It was like Wild Kingdom. So, I separated the cats and shoo-ed Segundo back to "his" yard, then I tried to pick Kaya up and carry her back inside, when she bit and scratched the living hell out of me. Bled all over my new shirt. Cursed and yelled at her, then sheepishly looked around to see if neighbors saw me. Hand began to swell.

Anyway, I went to my Dr. on Friday and she gave me antibiotics to ward off infection and dreaded Cat Scratch Fever, and then I picked up M and we headed down to Indiana. The problem is, antibiotics almost always make me really sick, so by the time we got there, I was starting to feel pretty icky, got worse Sat. (at which point it looked like half an egg had been slipped under my skin), until, suffering through dinner at my brother's house on Sat. night, my mom made a call to the pharm. on my behalf which went something like this:
...was bitten by her cat...
antibiotics causing explosive-
( -Does anyone want more pizza?)
...It's severe...
Severe!

Needless to say, did not make it to the Fall Foliage Festival or the parade or my grandma's party. On plus side may have lost a few pounds and my hand is starting to heal.

Relations between Kaya and me are slightly strained - we will not be having Outside Time today.

5 comments:

kbmulder said...

Sorry to hear that it got worse after I saw you:( I hope Kaya is thinking of ways to make it up to you and earn back your trust. Meanwhile, I hope all your scratches and such heal up soon!

caitlin said...

Nasty Segundo!
Sorry you had a crappy weekend.
We mostly hid out -- I'm home today. My allergies are making it feel like my head is exploding.
Is the fall affecting you guys?

Kathy said...

I am about to drown in post-nasal drip, Caitlin; thanks for checking in.

K, did the pharmacist recommend a change in antibiotics? There ought to be some that don't make you feel icky. Cipro always does that to me so I insist on something else. Its a perfectly reasonable thing to do.

Tell Kaya I said she is a very bad kitty. Never scratch the arms that carry you out/inside... if I didn't know better, I'd think she were using performance-enhancing drugs.

Oh---my Martinsville family claim to fame: my older cousin was queen of the fall foliage festival in the late 70's sometime. Woo-hoo! Sorry about the euchre; I'd kill to get a foursome together to play!

kbmulder said...

Kathy-I didn't know you had a cousin from Martinsville. How exciting! We were actually just watching footage of the Martinsville Fair Queen competition that Carrie was in (1995). Lots of shoulder pads on those dresses!

Kathy said...

kbm, my Mom's only sister settled in Martinsville in the mid-60's, I think. She had six kids, the youngest a boy who was probably in your class at MHS but I'm not sure he graduated; could be wrong on that. Carrie and Lyman have met them, of course. Some of them were probably around at the wedding/wedding shower but since I was in labor then, I couldn't say for certain...

There were two "waves" of kids, an older set about the age of myself and my sisters and the second that were just a wee bit older than you guys. Most of them still live in Mville but I haven't seen them in eons... very different lives we have. In fact, the cousin who is closest to my age has grandchildren the age of my kids....