vaccination day: battered, bruised, and bleeding
Ronen is coming in two hours to vaccinate, chip and de-flea the 16 cats that are going on the Great Cat Transport. Two hours ago I started with stealth grabs to get my most “run away, run away” at approach and especially at sight of a carrier cats. I managed to get Flossy first, then Flora without incident. Waited a bit to calm everyone (except for the girls yowling without (still without) cease in captivity) and managed a major score and got Tzeekada into a carrier. It was quite a struggle but I managed (barely) with no injury to myself or her. Tzofia put herself in a carrier and so I just shut the door on her. Then came Shachori. I managed to scruff and drag her off the top of the refrigerator. In the six steps it took to get her to the carrier I got seriously maimed. Blood is still running down my arm from a deep and long scratch thanks to her back foot claws. Blood is still oozing from the bite on the back of my left hand. The palm of my right hand is scored with 9 scratches. I didn’t get her into the carrier I intended — she balked, freaking out in a most serious way and managed to unwittingly maneuver herself into one of the small carriers I mean for either Puddin or Smokey One Eye. But the worst of the worst are all caged. I’ve only got 3 more free carriers so Ronen and I will have to do the chase down and cornering of those I can’t get caged. Now, I’m off to try to trap Smokey…jumping jehosaphat.