Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Samson the Fearless

Dear house tiger Samson got into a fight yesterday.  We think with another cat, but not Roseanne as she seems fine and is suspected sleeping in the barn at the time.  Samson is terrible with other animals, super aggressive and not friendly, even with baby kittens!  He was in pretty rough shape when I got home-- it was 6 pm and he was hiding in his kennel and wouldn't come out all night.  I cleaned up his wounds (a few punctures through the ears, a tail bite, and a big gash above his right eye) and treated them, his eye was swollen shut!

This morning I came down as soon as I woke up and he was eating at his bowl (his favourite pastime).  He's doing better today but still in pain and hiding lots.  It's funny how one day can make you realize what creatures of habit we are.  Samson is constantly underfoot looking for kibble, but not last night.  He also sleeps beside me and hogs the bed (not last night, I actually had the best sleep ever, lol!).  And we have a nightly tradition: kitty cuddle time, where he sits on my lap all night long, every night.  I missed him so much last night, even though he was sleeping 10 feet away!  Pretty attached to the house tiger, hopefully he pulls through without any abscesses (a very common issue with cat on cat violence, or even cat on people violence, for that matter-- dirty bacteria-full cat mouths!).  Will continue cleaning his wounds and keeping a close eye on them.

So, provided he heals up quickly, hopefully this will be a lesson to Mr. Aggression, don't try to stake your territory in the farmyard, it's already claimed!  Poor Sammy.  :(

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