Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Washington, USA.
Barn kitty broke her leg.
I suppose I should say I TIHNK she broke her leg. She's been gone for a few days, which for the other cats is pretty normal but Dora is the runt, and honestly, she's a bit... off-center. Literally. She couldn't catch a mouse if her life depended on it. So she just chills in the barn and eats. If she can't be bigger, she's going to be heavier.
She hobbled into the barn last night, not putting ANY weight on her right back leg. With some gentle prodding, it's right above her foot that hurts. The whole leg is swollen, her toes are HUGE. So I put her inside with cozy accessible blankets to sleep on with a dose of tylenol.
Here's the thing; she's not MY cat. It's the barn owner's cat. So of course I called and left a voicemail, trying to express how BAD it was and how important it was she see a vet. If I had the money, I'd take her. Mine or not. But even if the owner does decide to take her, it'll take her DAYS, maybe WEEKS to get around to it.
In the meantime, do you think there's anything more I can do for her? She's going to be in the tack room from now on, and given a dose of tylenol [I get the infant's bottle with the dropper] twice daily. She has never-ending food, fresh water, and a litter box, with the heater on. But can I do anything else? =\
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."