Thursday, June 07, 2012

Rosie Ross Jigsaw Is Getting Better

I saw the sick kitty, now renamed Rosie Ross Jigsaw, yesterday and I’m delighted to report that he’s almost better. The 6 inch wide open wound is now a paltry 1 inch across. He’ll never have fur on his side again, but the skin has grown in thick and nice – a bit like a Sphinx cat!

You know that I was worried not just about his three operations that didn’t seem to be working too well but also about his state of mind. Our feral cat was so scared that I worried about his overall health. I wondered if we were being cruel while trying to cure him.

Anyway, as I had to go away, our neighbours very generously took over care of the kitty. Just as well because I think it would have bankrupted me! Anyway, they reported he was calming down and getting to the point again where he could be touched.

So when I went yesterday, Mani, the vet’s assistant, was delighted to tell me he can now touch Rosie Ross Jigsaw’s head and squizzle him a little. I told him that I didn’t think Rosie Ross Jigsaw would let me do that ever again, and Mani demurred.

So this is what happened: I walked in and said, “Hey kitten cat,” at which point Rosie Ross Jigsaw yelled, “It’s you!” and turned to Mani hissing, “That’s HER! That’s the bitch who saw me after I was attacked and lured me into a false sense of security with food and when I let her get near me, she TRAPPED ME! And took me for OPERATIONS! She’s evil incarnate!”

And Mani was shushing him but Rosie Ross Jigsaw yelled, “If she comes near me I will give her THE CLAW! I swear I will!”

So I dropped off the gourmet cat food I’d brought and quietly left.

I don’t care what Rosie Ross Jigsaw thinks because he is definitely going to be A-OK!

And as he’s now looking quite respectable, here’s a very shady pic of him, growling at me...

24 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are glad that he is doing better.

sully86 said...

poor kitteh. The person that did that to him cause him such a fright till he got so traumatized.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Rosie Ross Jigsaw is not exactly the most grateful kitty ever, is he? I am very glad he is better, though!

m.q said...

Oh my Rosie Ross!!!
Maybe he still mad. but we tink someday he will realise and thank u for your help & kindness!!
he he he

BoBo Salem
Meow Meow Family

Declan said...

It's just as well we don't help them for the thanks isn't it? Hehe!

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

I know in his heart he thanks you, as do we. It's so kind of you to look after this fellow.

The Chair Speaks said...

Poor thing is so scared but we know deep inside he thank you for your help. Purrs!

Fun Ivy said...

Thank you Ellen :)

Joy E. Saga said...

Ellen, don't worry, he could just unfamiliar with you ... perhaps later on, he will learn to forgive and thank you :)

Old Kitty said...

Awwwww beautiful Rosie Ross Jigsaw!!! Thank you for such a great job with looking after him! Awwww he may be growly and hissy but deep down he says thank you with all his heart and soul! Take care
x

Tamago said...

We are so happy Rosie Ross Jigsaw (he got all the names :-) ) is getting better!! And how nice now he has calmed down. Hopefully he will become friendly around you some day... He may not be thankful for you now, but we definitely are. We admire all your care and effort to help him. He is a very lucky kitty to be found by you!

Carol said...

Glad he's doing better and hopefully he'll come around to give you a warm welcome!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Oh, my! Love your take on what he was saying to/about you--and it's probably pretty close to kitty truth. LOL.

But whether he appreciates it or not, you've done a wonderful thing by taking such good care of him. That has to count in the universal scheme of things, at least. :-)

Hannah and Lucy said...

We feel sure that Rosie Ross will be thankful that you have done him a big kindness when he is feelingless scared.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

LifeRamblings said...

it's good to hear that Rosie is getting better. hopefully he'll appreciate your kind gestures someday.

Davis, o nosso shar pei said...

Hello Katz!!!! Saw your link on kika's blog and descided to visit and thank you for the nice words!

BeadedTail said...

We're glad he's getting better although he has an odd way of showing how grateful he is! :) We're grateful you helped him too!

Brian said...

Oh he knows you helped him, he just hasn't learned to say thank you yet!

The Island Cats said...

We're glad Rosie Ross is doing better. We hope he learns to thank you someday.

Lorenza said...

Oh-oh....
But sure is great to know he is doing much better!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Rosie Ross Jigsaw? Thats a mouthful. No wonder the chap is stressed. Give him time, he'll come around. purrr....meow!

Dianne said...

I just love you!
you have a wonderful sense of humor combined with so much heart

Siren shouts and hisses at me still, after all these years
at least the biting stopped after 6 months

I'm so glad he's doing better

The Cat From Hell said...

Me is happy that Rosie Ross Jigsaw is getting better! Me was wondering iof me had missed becuase me has not been around, Me hopes your Mommy downloads some iPad games for yous guys,
Kisses
Nellie

The Whiskeratti said...

We're so sorry he doesn't understand that you were truly his saving grace, but we're glad his future is getting much better.