Our (so-called) "employer"

Our (so-called) "employer"

Sunday, February 3, 2008

So much for my promising career with Cirque de Kitteh, Sunday

Kitties, there has been a little mishap in the House of Mosaics.
I have taken a fall from (lack of) grace.

Many of you know that I love to climb up onto tall things.
I like to get high.
Here I am just last week demonstrating my balance beam routine.

Nearer to thee, o' fishey!

It's important to look straight ahead to keep my balance while practicing the more difficult components.

I traverse the beam effortlessly.

So, on Friday, Mosaic Lady received her Christmas present from my Godmother: a NEW BED! The delivery men left around 5pm and I decided I wanted to come inside as soon as they left.
I went into the laundry room.
The next thing I remember is Mosaic Dawg barking her maniac head off when she heard a VERY LOUD CRASH.
And then ML came into the laundry room to get her new sheets out of the dryer.
And then she saw me laying on the floor, on a rag, on my side.
She told me to come into the bedroom and annoy the heck out of her as she tried to make the new bed, but I was not feeling much like moving.
I hurt my hind leg very badly.

I will not bore you with the blow-by-blow that followed Friday night and all day Saturday (which I spent at the fur doctor's. I am still there this morning! I did not even get to sleep on the new bed!)
The last she heard, I was "resting fairly comfortably" (ALLEGEDLY) in my tiny cage at the fur prison, high on pain meds and anti-inflammatories.

Here is what I have learned so far during my ordeal:
1) Mosaic Lady has OCD. (This is not new but bears repeating.)
2) The washer and dryer do not make a good safety net when I am trying to get high.
3) The best place in the house to hide at 4am is in the middle of my long tunnel. ML searched the entire house 93 times, and even checked the tunnel, but she only checked the ends.
4) ML can sit by the phone, willing it to ring, for seven and one quarter hours before she loses (the rest of) her mind. Within minutes of stepping out the door to walk Mosaic Dawg, the phone will finally ring. This has happened two days in a row now. My fur doctor is psychic and likes to play with ML's feeble head.
5) A traumatic injury to your thigh muscle is a much better thing to have than a fracture or a dislocated hip, albeit just as painful.

6) My dismount needs work.

(Please remember when commenting: I am the Alpha Kitty in this house. Sadie's secret fantasies had nothing to do with this. She does not have that kind of power over me.
Does she?)

7) I have just learned that I will be sleeping in the tiny prison cage again tonight. Even though I am doing very well and putting weight on the bruised muscle now, I do not think my fur doctor wants to deal with ML on his Sabbath. Who can blame him, Kitties?


Parker said...

ANNIE! Good grief! You are going to give ML a heart attack! Be careful girl! Are you OK now?

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

Oh, Annie, you poor thing! You should not try to conduct Gravity-Free experiments with your own body! That's dangerous!

I will purr for your speedy recovery!

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Oh Annie, we are so sorry to hear that you are injured!!! Poor you. Sending lots and lots of healing purrs your way. Be careful in the future, okay?

Mickey said...

It's an epidemic!! First little Riley(Grr,Midnight,Cocoa) and now you!!!!!!!! Hurty legs :( I hope ,when you get home ,you play it up and get super spoiled! Heh,heh,heh. Just remember,work it! make ML wait in you every second :)
Purrs Tillie

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Oh Annie! Bendrix and I are very concerned. I hope you are feeling better and will be home very soon.
We're so sorry you got hurt. I'm sure your ML will pet and spoil you lots when you get home.

Purrrrrssss you heal up fast!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh holy crap Annie, ouchieouchieouchie! Glad it wasn't broken or disaloc, dislook, er, pulled out. Yoo hafta be more careful in da future. We'll purr and purray fur a speedy recovery...ouchieouchieouchie

Victor Tabbycat said...

Poor Annie! I guess yu'll be lifin in a PTU fur awhile, like Riley. Sadie, I know you had nofing to do wif it. Purrs for Annie an nose kisses fur my sweet innocent Sadie Badie!

Daisy said...

Oh no! Poor Annie! I hate when Circus Stunts go Wrong. I fell off the high beam once, and it was very, very sciarty, but I did not get hurt. I hope you are feeling better soon, your leg injury sounds hurty. I am going to purr for you, my little circus buddy.

Sunny's Mommy said...

Annie I'm so sorry you've been injured. You poor girl. I hope you're released from prison at the vet's and back home soon.

Fat Eric said...

Oh ~Annie, I am sorry to hear about your injury. I'm sure Sadie had nothing to do with it and in no way had sabotaged your balance beam...right? Hope you are feeling better soon.

Lux said...

Oh Annie, I couldn't catch my breath while I was reading this terrifying true story ... I am so glad you are going to be okay, and I'm sorry you've had to be locked up.

Get well, Annie!

Camie's Kitties said...

Annie, we will be purring for you fast recovery. We are so glad that you didn't hurt yourself worse. Take it easy next time.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

Eric and Flynn said...

Annie we wuz so skeered furr you when we wuz reading this. We send you purrs to make you feel better. We hope you don't haf to be locked up furr too long. Next time be more keerful cuz we don't fink ML will survive anuvver episode like this.

Samantha & Tigger said...

Geez, Annie, we are so sorry you got hurt! Be more careful when you are doing your circus high wire acts! we will keep you in our purrayers! Hope they let you out of the tiny prison soon.
Your FL furiends,

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I am glad you are doing okay. How horrifying! You must be more careful.

Jimmy Joe said...

Oh man, Annie, I'm sorry you got injured doing your circus stunts. At least you are giving Mosaic Lady a good outlet for her anxiety and extra green papers. I hope you start to feel better soon.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe
P.S. Watch out with the pain med's--those things are addictive.
P.P.S. to Sadie: what was funnier, Annie falling or ML in freak-out mode?

Black Cat said...

Oh poor little Annie, I hope you'll be home and feeling better soon. You'll have to refrain from the high wire act for a while and rest in the nice new bed:) xxx

goldenshade said...

Annie, Wow please be careful! I know how much fun it is to see the world from up high but these accidents may happen. I know it wasn't your fault, a fly probably tickled your nose but you don't want the ML to go totally over the edge do you?

Rest and dream for a while.


Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Oh NO Annie! You really have to be more careful whilst doing circus stunts! Poor ML can't take the stress. I bet Sadie is prancing around the house all free and happy while you are gone. You must get better quickly so you can get home and put everyone back in line.

Jelly said...

Annie - be careful. Injured kitties are no fun! I hope you learned a lesson - and I hope you're back home recuperating by now. Poor kitty.

Anonymous said...

We were feeling kind of bad for you and we were preparing to write some kind words of get well wishes, but now we're laughing so hard at your #6 - My dismount needs work! You are funny Annie!

We do hope you are well enough to perform stunts again soon!

Victor Tabbycat said...

Annie, last time I saw a furiend on top of a shower door, she surprised her mom wif 2 KITTENS two days later! Yur not... are you?

Victor Tabbycat said...

Annie, our furiend Pip (Piperina Princess) at http://catdonnacats.blogspot.com/ jumped on the top of the shower just days afore she had kittens. Now Cat Donna is preggers herself. They lif in Singapurr.

Victor Tabbycat said...

Ah, here's the confession. Turns out, boy kitties are still fertile a few weeks after bein fixed. Who knew?