Sunday, March 28, 2010

an unexpected risk

Yesterday (Saturday), after I had just fed them wet-food, and sat outside (doing work that I'm suppose to be doing now too! =P), I heard a loud meow.  I knew it was BELLA.  I recognize her meowing.  Then wondered, on no! she's on heat?? I better find time to put in their appts for spaying or neutering.

Then she meowed again.  So I went in their room to see.  I saw BELLA hanging to the curtain tugging on it.  At the time she wasn't meowing.  Then BINTANG was also tugging on the curtain from above.  It looked like they were playing tug on the curtain (which was a usual in my opinion), but ALL the other cats were surrounding this scene as if they were audiences to a show (except for BULAN, he watched from above and afar).  So while these 2 were tugging,  I walked closer and BELLA meowed loudly looking at me, struggling and tugging the curtain.  As I got nearer, then only I could see, she was actually in pain, one of her claw was pulled out so long as she hung onto the curtain.  I immediately got hold of her, though at first she struggled, she then became calm and quiet and BINTANG too stopped tugging on the curtain.  turned out, BELLA was actually stuck, one of her claws was so sharp and curved in that she couldn't just pull it off. and because only 1 claw was stuck she couldn't actually just pull her whole body up and hang properly onto the curtain (which she usually would do without any difficulty).  I held onto her, checked any injury, luckily she was ok.  Walking and showed no signs of pain at all.  So relieved that I attended to them immediately and that I was around to help.  so safety measure?? and so I spent the next half hour, clipping their claws.

I've no pictures of the incident. but my first thought was..aiyyo, these naughty cats, and BINTANG, why do u have to fight with BELLA for the curtain, and later, she's a sweety, she was just trying to help BELLA.  amazing, aren't they.

a point to ponder: unexpected risk, what else could there be?.

This is the curtain mentioned with YUMIEKO the royal pincess as a model.

And this is how the curtain should look like (as compared to curtain in my living room), can u spot the difference?