Saturday, April 16, 2011

The cat came back, the very next day...

Well, okay, the title is a lie-- I found Percy a few days after his most recent escape, hanging out by the downstairs foodbowl.  I said hi, he said "Meow."  I scooped him up and he's back here with me.  (Seriously, as soon as I got home from the airport, there he was.)  So he's back safe and sound.  And in fact, this time around he doesn't seem to have gotten into any fights. 

[Sorry-- all the pictures below are from my phone-- it was closer to hand than the camera.  You know how cats are; you get up to get the camera and they move from whatever pose you wanted.]

Here's a picture of Percy one week after he was found after his first escape.  Kinda gross, but those were all scratches and scabs.  There are a lot more that you can't see in the picture. (I was mostly taking it as a reference shot to see if the one below his left eye was getting better-- it has, as you'll see in the next picture.  But he was scratched all across his face, had a pretty nasty puncture under his jawline, and two more nasty ones on the top of his head.  I think he may have tangled with a dog, perhaps? Something that actually had Percy's head in its mouth?  Eek.  He also had scratches all along his shoulder blades.]

And here he is today-- you can certainly still see where the scratches are healing and it'll be a while before his fur grows back all the way, but he's getting better. At the tippy top of his head you can see a furrow where there was a scratch (now healed) but the fur is missing.  Same thing on the right side of his face-- he's healed up, the scabs are even gone (you can just see new skin) but the fur will take a while.

Poor little beastie.  He's still very handsome, I swear-- these pictures don't do him justice!!

And he's getting comfortable-- here's his tummy. :)

Right now he's wandering around meowing fiercely.  I have no idea what he wants at the moment...

This week we'll try that whole neutering thing again, and he'll also get his second set of shots.  The shipping-him-to-Germany plan is harder than anticipated, but we're working on it.

(Speaking of which, thank you very much to the donor who put a few dollars in the 'jar' to help unite Percy and his momma. Yay!)