Wednesday, 28 November 2012

bloody Wednesday

The following is a true story, told to me by the peeps.  It's seems appropriate to post this today as today is the last Wednesday of November, otherwise known, in my house, as...  Bloody Wednesday. 

The origins of Bloody Wednesday began a few years ago, when my Auntie Primrose was taken to see the doctor for her annual check-up.  Auntie Primrose has never been one to enjoy visiting the doctor.  She has had some issues with doctors in the past.  She has had those issues since kittenhood but still, once a year, she must go in for her vaccinations and whatnot. 

The peeps rarely crate the Prim when goin' to see the doctor.  Instead, they usually put her on a leash.  You see, Primrose is a very nervous cat and by the time the peeps get her into the carrier, she's in such a mood that the doctors can't properly examine her.  They can't listen to her heart or check her teeth or anything.  At least not safely.  And don't even mention the whole temperature taking business!  Remember, this is the cat that once ended up on my peep #1's head while at the doctor's office.  I think I told you 'bout that incident.  And remember how two of her doctors left to find new careers?  Yup, that's my Auntie Primrose!

So this particular time was, I am told, a little better than most...  at first.  My auntie had settled into my peep #1's arms quite nicely.  I doubt she was purring or anything but she wasn't complaining and that's a good sign with the Prim.  The peep sat down in one of the chairs in the waiting room - directly opposite the desk - and all was well.  Or at least that's what they thought.  Duh duh duh duhhhh....

At some point, a man came into the hospital to collect his dog.  One of the staff members brought the dog - the very big dog - out from behind the desk.  There is a secret passage or something that leads from the exam rooms and kennels and whatnot to said desk.  Secret passages are neat stuff, you know.  Anywho...  the staff member handed the dog's leash to another staff member who handed it to the man picking up his dog.  Well, my peep #1 was watching all this and not thinkin' a whole lot 'bout it, as is typical peep.  She saw the man drop the leash.  Yup, that's what he did.  He DROPPED the leash.  So then, the very big dog was effectively, loose in the hospital.

Of course, the dog - the very big dog - decided to come on over and visit the peep.  He probably wanted to visit my Auntie Primrose, too.   Well, Auntie Prim was having NOTHING to do with that!  She wanted out of my peep's arms right there and then.  I'm pretty sure she was planning to climb some walls or something and find a perch out of that dog's reach.

My peep hung onto my auntie for dear life.  She was terrified that if Primrose got loose, she might get lost.  What if someone opened the door and she made an escape outside?  My hospital is on a busy road.  She could get hurt out there.  So my peep hung onto Primrose but Primrose dearly wanted the peep to let her go.  But the peep wouldn't let go so Primrose bit the peep.  Not once...  not twice...  but fourteen times.  Yup, they counted the bite marks afterwards.  That's how they knew.

The peep jumped up and ran down to the very end of the hallway, still clutching Auntie Primrose and leaving a trail of blood all the way behind her.  A little pool of the stuff collected on the floor, right at the end.  The dog was in hot pursuit.  Off in the distance, peep #1 heard peep #2 yelling at the incredibly stupid and oblivious man, "GO GET YOUR DOG!!!"  I left out a couple of words there 'cause Nerissa's Life is a family-friendly blog.  Anywho...  you get the picture, I am sure.

Then, like magic, an exam room door opened and peep #1 was ushered inside.  Primrose was hastily shoved into one of their carriers and was she ever in a mood.  Let me tell you, when the carrier is a-rocking, don't you come a knocking 'cause there be one cranky cat inside there for sure!  The peeps hands - both of them - were washed and cleaned and treated by my doctor.  Ointments were added and then they were both wrapped in doggy bandages and by that, I mean, bandages meant to be used on doggies.  Then my doctor wrote a note for the peep doctor at the peep emergency room to make sure he or she knew just what might be inside a kitty's mouth.  Personally, I'm thinkin' teeth would be found in there but maybe the peep doctors are unaware of such things.  Who knows...  Then the peep was sent off to the emergency room and my Auntie Primrose spent the night at my hospital. 

But let me tell you one more thing.  When the peep doctor saw my peep's hands, do you know what he did?  Do you?  He laughed!  He laughed at the peep!  Yup.  Said something like, "Boy, she really got you good, huh?"  Imagine that.  Never in my whole life has my doctor ever laughed at me.  She wouldn't dream of it.  Not in a million years.  A million cat or human years.  Not ever.  My doctors know better.  My doctors are smarty-pants smart after all.  But I can tell you who isn't smart.  That stupidity-dupity man of obliviousness who started what is now known - all across the province of Nova Scotia, I would imagine - as Bloody Wednesday!  MOUSES!!!

32 comments:

  1. What an incredibly, uh, BLUR dog owner! What on earth was he thinking? Mommy's been chomped by 2 cats so far (both requiring medical attention) but not 14 bites at one go. That must have really really hurt. Ouch.

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  2. Well that is well named, bloody Wednesday. Poor #1, that sounds very scary. Couldn't blame Auntie Primrose with a dog chasing her. Take care.

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  3. OMC!!!! We hope the peeps are ok - and the cat doctor gave that dog person a talking to. sheesh..... Poor Auntie Primrose - all that AND she had to stay the night at the v-e-t....cripes

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  4. Oh wow. That is some story! 14 bites. Owwie.

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  5. Bloody indeed (and I ain't swearing folks!) All in all a right ole mess. We pussy cats are such sensitive creature, why don't the peeps understand that. I do feel sorry for poor Auntie Primrose.
    Purrs Patchy XXXX

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  6. that dog's human is an idotic................best not say anymore!Speedy's mum

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  7. HOLY MOLEY!! Am I the only one who thinks your mom should have bit the laughing doctor and said, "Now I got YOU good. Why aren't you laughing?" Yikes!
    Dropped the leash... sheesh

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    1. Ummm.... I am told that the peep once did bite her doctor. 'Course, she was only six or seven at the time, I think. Hey! I should blog 'bout that sometime!!! purrs

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  8. Hmmm, Auntie Primrose is apparently a tortie. So this story does not surprise me! I could totally see Binga doing the same thing.

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  9. OH MY GOODNESS! Bad Dog! Boy, we think we'll pass at ever meeting poor Aunt Primrose though. Purrs...

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  10. Hmmmmmmmm, Wacky Wednesday must have gotten it's start at the same time!

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  11. Sheesh!!!!!!!!
    Seems some dog owners are no smarter than their dogs :/
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Tiger,Treasure,JJ and Julie

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  12. The amount of love peep#1 has/had for Auntie Primrose! For her to keep holding on...bite after painful bite.

    Sheesh. The dog owner was a dim bulb, but the worker in the clinic should have said, "...hold on tight to the leash, there is a kitty right there."

    And, now I know why every vet's office I've ever been in has a sign that says, "All cats MUST be in carriers." At the very least, your vet's office, seeing that Auntie Primrose was on a leash, should have ushered the peeps somewhere where an incident couldn't happen.

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  13. Maybe someone - could have put the human doctor with the dog in the same room!
    Purrs

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  14. Wow. That is really quite the exciting tale, right up there with the Boston Massacre and the Easter Rebellion. It should prolly have it's own holiday, with little Kitty-Teef stick-pins to wear on your lapel. MOL. It is EPIC-LY AWESOME!

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  15. Well, Mom says, given her before me precious Tasha, a ladycat of some repute and I might add, a Tortie with the 'tude...your Auntie Primrose has total "Tortie 'Tude"...and that dog "owner' outta be subjected to Auntie's "tude" once a year until he remembers "NEVER LET A DOG OFF LEAD"...and that vet outta be put in Auntie's carrier every year with her 'off lead'...sheesh...peeps!!! Always their fault...sending Peep #1 purrs even if this was long ago...my Mom knows how those bitey bites feel...she had tetanus shots after hers, paw pats, Savannah

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  16. hope you got my comment...???? I am never sure???

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  17. Auntie Primrose has become my heroine ... and I've learned how to handle huMum next year when she takes me in for my check-up!

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  18. My mum says she would have put the bitey on the peep's doc!!!!!!! What a nincompoop!!! Quite an adventure they had! Bit like ours the other day!! >^..^<

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  19. Wow. Peep#1 is a heroine. The rest of the peeps were idiots. Do you still go to the same vet?
    Tommie and I would like to welcome you to the Tabby Cat Club, Nerissa!

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    1. Yup. Still go to the same doctor. It wasn't the doctor's fault or anything. It was all the fault of that stupid, STUPID man! MOUSES! he was a nincompoop. purrs

      Thanks for the welcome to the Tabby Cat Club. I figured... hey... I'M A TABBY! purrs

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  20. Hi Nerissa, welcome to the Tabby Cat Club. ~Socks


    We enjoyed the story about Bloody Wed., your Auntie Primrose sounds like a hoot.

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  21. Wow. Peep#1 is a heroine ! The rest of the humans were idiots , especially the dog owner that let the dog loose !
    My mom NEVER never cease to be amazed at how many stupid dog owners there are out there ( YES there are good ones too :).
    Last year when I and some other cat´s from my catclub visited a Petstore on Cats Day a man came in with a loose dog ! My mom and the others told him = HELLO here are cat´s in the showcases ! Know what he said ?? No problem , my dog is not afraid of cat´s *DUHH* My mom told him that she didn´t cared about his dog , but about the cat´s that most possibly would freak out if a BIG dog came and sniffed on tha cages.
    He did put a leash on his dog but he had to pass the showcases *sigh*
    WELCOME to the Tabby Cat Club !

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  22. Wow! Auntie Primrose had a lot of tortitude! The man with the dog was a big idiot.

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  23. Holy smokes! <--that's what our mom said.

    FaRADaY: Maxie coulda cared less. Unca Caleb, now HE woulda taken on the big ol' doggie and prolly WON. But ME?!?! I'd'a been just like your Auntie, I would! All teefs and claws!

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  24. I can think of a lot of things I would live to see happen to that man! T hat is horrible fr your mom

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  25. Hi Nerissa, I'm taking a little vacation from the word puzzles for awhile. My little walnut-sized brain needs a rest. It's safe to come over now ;-)

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  26. 12 bites? Jan is almost in tears reading this. She's had a couple of bites in her time and just one HURTS!

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  27. Aww... oww!!! Poor Primrose was sure scared!

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