Wednesday, January 15, 2014

An Interlude of Rest for Funny Face

Last week for Alphabe-Thursday I told you the story of Funny Face's hurt leg -- today I'm bringing you up-to-date. So many sweet comments were left wishing Face well (and he did appreciate all those get well wishes!) that I thought you might like to know the outcome :)



We kept Face in the cage for four days -- the vet said three but it had rained for a couple of days and was wet outside so I decided to keep him for a fourth day to let the ground dry. Didn't want him to be limping around on wet ground cover! I don't think Face was too happy about that fourth day though!



So the morning of the fifth day, we opened the cage inside and closed off the sun room to see what he would do. Bowl of food a couple of feet from the cage door to entice him. No such luck. He was determined to lay there and look sad. (I think he was missing his brother and sister)



Then the crowd gathered to have their breakfast...
Bottom left around -- Cali Jr, Cali Mae, Patio Jr, and Patio. 
I know, crazy names!!



Heads up for air!
Boy, I'd like to take a comb to that Cali Mae -- she always looks so ragged!



He finally got brave (or curious) enough to come out -- still limping but putting a tiny bit of weight on the foot. Just testing the waters. (Note the Priority Mail box used for them to cozy up. They keep getting on top and now it's about to fold up on them!!)



Getting some breakfast -- see his foot still sticking out?
Cali's going for water.



Still eating as Cali looks on. 
See what I mean about needing that comb?!!
The steps could use a good hosing too!



Should I?



I'll just hold my foot up and try....



Wait! I'm not too sure about this....



OK, deep kitty breath...



and he's on his way!
Yeah I know the leaves need to be raked...
but the kitties have told me that they like the crunching sound and to leave them...
Leave the leaves!! haha..


Pretty soon he was walking pretty good on it and it got better and better every day, as we knew it would :)

Now, he pretty much acts as if nothing ever happened. That his leg was bitten all the way through by some vicious animal -- probably a bigger cat -- and we saved him from further hurt, or worse. But as in the way of cats, he can completely ignore us.... but he sure comes running for breakfast and dinner!

Actually, he lays about the yard most of the day, finding sun puddles and playing with his brother (Patio Jr). His sister (Cali Jr) is the most skittish one and is out of sight most of the time. But her markings are beautiful!!



This morning, laying in a leaf sun puddle  :)


I do think he's getting a bit more friendly -- he doesn't run away as much when we open the back door; only zips a little ways and then comes back. Maybe there's hope for him yet!


sharing the second act of Face's ordeal over at Miss Jenny's for Alphabe-Thursday where we are studying the letter I.


♥♥

21 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

He's probably still afraid you'll cage him again. He'll get over it!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

He's beautiful!

I'm so happy he's doing better, thanks for updating us...

Sheryl Hastings said...

I'm glad he's doing better! So nice of him to have you there for him.

Carol L McKenna said...

Funny Face is so adorable ~ glad she is on the mend ~ wonderful photos ~ carol, xxx (A Creative Harbor)

Splendid Little Stars said...

I'm glad Face is better!
Of course you should leave the leaves!

edenhills said...

Glad he's doing better!

Kc W said...

So glad Face is doing better! It is amazing how much Cali Jr looks like our 8 year old cat Twursula! Twurs is our Princess -- just ask her!

BeadedTail said...

We're so glad that Face is better! Hopefully he becomes really friendly and hangs out with you more! He's very handsome and we're so grateful you're taking such good care of him and all the kitties!

Memories for Life said...

Face looks so cute laying in the sun puddle of leaves! Glad to hear his leg is doing much better :)

Duni said...

What a heartwarming story. I'm so glad Face is much better now - thanks to your TLC :) I agree with Sharla, he's a handsome cat! Cali Mae sure has fluffy furs.
"leave the leaves" - you crack me up, Sarah ;-)
((hugs))

Paige @ Little Nostalgia said...

Whew! I'm glad he bounced back! My in-laws have an outdoor cat, too, and I think it's hilarious how aloof she is most of the time... until she smells food. Ha!

Linda Blatchford said...

Aww, glad Face is back up and walking around.

Are these indoor or outdoor cats?

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Sarah!

How exciting that your son is at Sundance!

congratulations....

RMW

Gattina said...

How nice ! a happy end ! He really looks good. Cali Mae looks like my Kim ! like a mop, no way to comb her, she runs away when she sees a brush!

Natashalh said...

It's so funny he didn't want to leave the cage! Hopefully you've found a new friend now and he'll continue being a bit friendlier after learning he can trust humans to take such good care of him. =)

Kathleen said...

Awww - glad he is doing better!

fredamans said...

Praise God! He is a great cat, and I bet he knows now he can trust you more than ever. He'll come around.

storybeader said...

I love that last photo - he's almost hidden with the leaves and grass. Glad he's a little appreciative! {:-D

Melody Harrison said...

He is gorgeous and I am glad he is doing well. Lovely photos too.

hugs,
Melody

Annesphamily said...

He is quite beautiful and looks like he is a survivor with all those siblings nearby! Beautiful photos. Enjoy your week!

Jenny said...

It's good to see Funny Face improving every day...

It seems like outdoor kitties don't like being cooped up inside... '

I mean, what kitty wouldn't want to soak up the sun in a nice pile of leaves?!?

Thanks for linking to the letter "I".

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