Saturday, December 06, 2008

Do NOT eat while reading this because you might gag or throw up and choke and then threaten to sue me.

Yesterday was a crappy day. Last week had many crappy days.
Today is status quo. Crappy, but predictable at this point.

All these lovely sunshine filled days keep reminding me of another day almost eight years ago. Since I can't get it out of my mind, I will fill yours with it.
If you don't like vile, then go away now.
You were warned.

I was first trimester pregnant, and had just made myself some soup. I carried it upstairs to watch a movie, sat on the couch and balanced the soup in my lap.
My cat came inside just as I was sipping, and she looked a bit funny, like she had something to tell me, but I don't normally think these things and chalked it up to being pregnant. Then I noticed a scab on her side that I had not seen before (pregnant=distracted), and she sat down on the floor in front of me to scratch it at the moment I noticed.
Suddenly, brownish liquid started spewing out her side, and I do mean spewing. A sickening smell filled the room and without warning, my stomach reacted and I vomited into my soup bowl, spilling hot soup and puke all over my knees and my couch*.
Which made it hard to stand up, because I couldn't figure out what to clean up first (soup, puke, or unexplained cat juice) and I could not really stop gagging until I got out of the room. My cat just had an abscessed abscess and she was totally fine after my vet friends (hallelujah) dealt with her on that Sunday afternoon while they laughed and laughed over the vomit story.
I, on the other hand, was permanently scarred. I can not to this day watch a cat explode without vomiting.

*(Guests of Chateau Gwendo needn't worry. It wasn't that couch - it was another, much older couch which was disposed of at the dump many years ago!)


furiousBall said...

i went to a cat exploding expert that cured me of my own cat exploding issues, perhaps your insurance would cover the cat exploding counseling?

Anonymous said...

No matter the warning I just cannot resist reading something gross. That was awful. I am so sorry...ewww.

Vicus Scurra said...

This is all very well, and you write very nicely, but would not a little video of the incident add something?

Catherine said...

OH wow talk about scared for life LOL.

I knew of the warning. but I still chose to read...and I was not disappointed in my need to be squeemish LOL :) LOL

Boss of Seattle said...

*that* is freaking disgusting. and how dare you not tell me that story already!? JEEZE.

mamadaisy said...

if a cat ever explodes in front of you again, i do believe you are allowed and even expected to puke again, pregnancy or no.

Lunasea said...

Uuuughhhhh. That. Was. Disgusting.

Mama Deb said...

OMG!! I had this ANCIENT cat named Spike that sort of never left after we kept him for my husband's boss when he was traveling. Spike was probably around 20 years old and was the slllloooooweeeesttt mover. My cats used to freak at him because they thought he was slowly stalking them. And my dog would hump poor Spike in the most hilarious, gentle, and slow fashion.
Spike would get abscesses on his cheek and once he had one like you described that blew up all over my guest bed where he was laying. Foulest stench I'd ever smelled in my entire life. Spike didn't live too much longer after that. BLECH!

RoseRedHoofbeats said...

I've worked in animal care and healthcare too long. Not only did that not phase me, but I thought to myself, "Huh, I bet it was abscess."

I hope you have a better week this week.

jennyalice said...

thank you for adding a snarf to my day.

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha that's fantastically disgusting!

HeatherMarie said...

Poor kitty :)

Shannon and Carey said...

I once had a cat who had an was the night before I was going to take him to the vet. Poor thing thought the glass door was open and ran into the glass busting the abscess and spewing cat juice all over the door. Saved my $50 bucks though! (The cat went on to live another 10 years and died at 14) RIP T.K.
-Shannon in Austin