punkwalrus (punkwalrus) wrote,

Tales of Mystery

So, last night, I had a migraine, and I went to bed as soon as I got home. Ahfu, as usual, jumped on the bed to sneeze in my face, but as I petted him, his tail looked funny, and his fur seemed crusty. So I turned him around, and saw his right flank was matted heavily with blood. It looked like a larger dog had taken a chunk out of him, although with all the matting it was hard to see the size on dept of the wound. Ahfu seemed like he didn’t want you to look at it, but didn’t seem to be in any pain.

takayla and CR dragged him to the sink, and washed him off. In my head, I was trying to figure out how he could have gotten such a wound. He is never exposed to large dogs except the ones next door, but they are fenced in. Maybe one escaped and bit him. That’s happened before, the escape part, but the dog (Rosie, a German Shepherd mix) is so submissive, she runs off with her tail behind her legs when you come out, and none of the dogs ever cared when she got in. But we fixed the fence. And how come Ahfu, with such a huge gaping wound, is not limping or anything? I tried to picture how he could have gotten wounded in such a way without being bitten, like tore it on some jagged metal or something like that. How badly was this going to cost me in vet bills? Then I got the news from the washing crew:

It was actually raspberry jelly.

Now, after a breath of relief... more mystery. How did he get so much jelly on his flank? We don’t even have raspberry jelly in the house, and the blueberry, blackberry, and lingonberry jellies and jams are in the fridge. And why on his hind leg and not, say, his face? He would have gladly eaten any molecules of raspberry jelly he came across, and in just a huge amount, he would have ended up with it in the folds of his peka-face. So this means he either sat in, or rubbed against a decent quantity of raspberry jelly which still may be lying around in some dark corner of my house. Where did that come from?

I don’t understand my house.

Now I am waiting to see if one of my cats gets smeared with peanut butter.
Tags: ahfu, medical, vet, wound
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