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Sunday, January 21, 2007

I Broke My Leg

Hi, I'm back. I know you all have been waiting
anxiously to hear about my leg. Yes, I broke it. In 3 places! The V-E-T was quite impressed and very baffled because cats don't usually break parts. We are more graceful than woofies, who break parts a LOT.

So, here's what happened. I was being my usual self. Racing from one end of the house to the other, up and down cat trees, across the tops of furniture, flying through the air with the greatest of ease. So I raced to the top of the cat tree next to the china hutch and took my usual leap to the top of the hutch. But I missed. Maw was at her 'puter and heard a "kathunk," "CRASH." Then all was quiet. After a little while, I limped over to one of the beds next to the 'puter and lay down. Maw looked at me and my leg was already swollen and I was trembling.

Maw, never one to get overexcited in an emergency, jumped up and examined my leg and immediately called our V-E-T and said we were on our way in.

They took x-rays and all that and put a splint on my leg. Told my Maw to keep me quiet and not let me do any running around. Yeah, right. Well, actually, I wasn't feeling so hot, so I didn't run around for a few days. Plus, I had to get used to walking with this splint on me that was longer than my leg. It was kinda slippery on the end too. Not like my little toe pads that grip shiny surfaces like little rubber suction cups (sometimes). But I was back to climbing the cat trees even with my splint. Not a problem for me!! I have lots of upper body strength.

I had to go in and have x-rays done at 6, 8, 10, and 12 weeks to see how my bones were healing. Finally, after 12 weeks of wearing a splint, I was free again. It took me a couple of days, but I learned how to use that leg again real quick, and was leaping tall buildings in a single bound. Ok, tall cat trees.

Yes, poodies can break bones. I did. And ain't my pictshur just way too adorable? Maw has it on her coffee mug.

Luf, G.T.

19 comments:

Daisy said...

Oh my goodness! GT! I have never seen a cat with a cast before. That is a good lesson to learn, because I like to get up in very high places. I will be more careful from now on. I am sorry you hurted yerself, but you looked pretty cute in the cast.

Derby said...

Broked in 3 places? Wow, you really crashed landed there. As mum readed this she looked around to see if I could get that high up on stuff. Guess not or I would have found it by now.

Sometimes when kitties get broken they have been run over, not from crash landing. Glad you got better.

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

That must have been an interesting sight, you climbing the cat tree with a cast on your leg.

Eric and Flynn said...

We will haf to be keerfull when we are running around like mad fings cuz we don't want to haf a cast. Last yeer owr mum broked her leg in 7 places an wuzn't allowd to moov arownd. (She cudn't ennyway) and I (Flynn) had to keep gard on her to make shore she wuz ok. We's glad yer uhlerjics are unner control now.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

yur picshure is furry cute, tho we're sorry yur leg gots broked. you shure do sound like SuperCat wif all that flyin' an climbin' an stuff. Midnight's been thinkin' 'bout jumpin' frum the handlebars of the bike that goes to nowhere to a potted plant that's hangin' frum the seeling. now that she red 'bout how you kin get broken frum stuff like that, she's thinkin' maybe she'll pass on that one.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

that wuz me - Cocoa. i'z the one that duzzn't spell so good.

Lone Star Purrs said...

WOW!! What stories y'all haf!! We didn't know that poodin's could break their legs. Hope it gets all the way better soon!

Nice to meet y'all. We're originally from Ft. Worth (well, Emmy's not). Stop by our blog for a visit sum time.
::purrs::
~Meeko, Kiara, & Emmy
Lone Star Purrs

Munchkin, Missy and Monte said...

What a cute picture, I am glad to know that cats can have broken limbs fixed, just in case something happens to our cats.

Lux said...

I can't believe you could still climb a cat tree with a splint on your leg - wow!

And, yes, your picture's adorable!

Cecilia & The 2Bs said...

Oh poor GT! But you sound like quite the adventurous cat. And sounds like it all turned out well and now you have a very cool story to tell.
We love the little paw-prints on your cast. So adorable.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

reeguarding yur comment 'bout the challenge: we fink ya gots a furry grate plan - we can't wate ta see the reezults!!!
Cocoa

Dragonheart said...

Ohh my! That must have been very scary, breaking your leg. You must have landed very hard to break it in three places.

I'm so glad that you leg healed up fine and you were able to use the leg again quickly!

It is a great picture.

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

Wow! That is quite a story. I had to have leg x-rays too because I was lame but it turns out my femur was infected with bad bacteria. Quite baffling and I had to have a bone biopsy. It sucks when they all know you by name doesn't it?

Latte

Icon Baxter Bentley said...

wow wow wow!!! That sounds so scary! I am very impressed that your mammacat is so cool-headed! That is indeed a priceless picture!

Be careful liddle puddin!

Pet's are 4 Life said...

Awww so glad to hear your better now and that is one adorable picture! I'm adding your blog to my list so I can check up on the many many adventures at your home. My kitties only total 16 paws! :)

Tara said...

I'm going to have to take that under consideration...I love to jump...but don't want to end up in the hospital...

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

oh oh oh, poor GT! Even though you're all better now, I'm sending headbutts and purrs for all you went through. Yes, your pikshure is soooo adorable. Mommy is going to look around the house when she gets home to make sure I won't do the same thing. It's good you warned us, we have a hutch too. I haven't tried to get to the tippy top, but mommy thinks I could from the table.
Take care!!!!!

Feline Oligarchy said...

That sounds horrible! We hope you're feeling better now and that it don't hurt too much. And that the cast doesn't drive you crazy! Did everyone sign their names on it? -- Alberta, Sky, Blackie, Charlie and Maggie Fu

Jake and Bathsheba said...

Gosh, we're relieved that your leg story has a happy ending! We've heard of broken legs before, but they're usually the result of tragic car accidents.

~J&B

P.S. We look a little alike. Tabbies rule!

~Jake