Monday, August 25, 2008

A day upstate to shuffle more stuff back and forth from office to workshop to store. Cat Rae Kwon (the chef) got a big puncture wound on his neck. There have been coyote sitings. My pops says there are also vultures that swoop down and hunt the cats. He also tried to tell me that rabies can spread through the air. I've spent the last 10 minutes reading about rabies on Wikipedia. I relate to some of the symptoms. [Take a moment to imagine my childhood.] Later, a trip to the vet. When told Raekwon has a heart murmur, I said "don't we all"...the unamused vet said on a scale of 1 to 6, Kwon's is a 3 and recommended an EKG. Suze and I exchanged a quizzical glance. We opted for the most "conservative" (vets words, not mine) route, grabbed the antiB's and bolted. Are we terrible for not having him sedated, shaved, and the wound drained? He's a tough guy, not foaming at the mouth...and for the record, he got another rabies shot today.

...Back tonight to a beautiful Brooklyn sunset. Eric sat down to call his mom and I settled down with a glass of wine and Keith Jarrett. The record makes it hard to concentrate on anything. There is a fruit fly in my glass. I remove it and see it is still alive. I squash it on my ankle.


17 beats. said...

just don't snuggle with rae for a while. he'll be fine, i'm sure! :-)

ps. there is a bug bite on my wrist. SOS.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure he'll be fine. One of my cats once got bitten on the cheek by a rabbit, struggling for it's life, I suppose. I talked with a homeopathic vet who said to just let it heal itself. It did. The cat, however, still stalks rabbits. Some people never learn.

Susan said...

That's my Rae Kwan (who lost 2 inches of his tail in an earlier event this summer.)

He never learns...he's a hunter and stalker outside and inside a real mush.

He looks better already today. Came in for breakfast and his meds first thing this morning.