Sunday, February 17, 2008

The Woeful Tale of Trouble's Tail....


Look @ My Tail!!! Now you see it... Now you don't!

A few years ago, as we were leaving to go to dinner with friends, our cat Trouble dashed out into the street as we were leaving and seemingly cheated death after we thought she'd been hit by a car. When we returned an hour or so later, this is what she looked like. See where the crook in her tail is? The next day I had to take her to the vet because it appeared that her tail had just simply "died". No more flag tail, so I knew something was up. Apparently, her tail had been run over and alas, was surely dead. The vet was kind enough to remove it for $250.00 and after payment, we were allowed to bring her home. We actually call her "Stubby Troubie" now because of her funny little stump... it amazingly still wags when she's mad. Anyway, I'd always heard that you should bury a lost body part with full honors, if at all possible. So, I asked the vet Doc for the poor dead tail and frankly, she looked at me as if I were a cannibal or something, LOL! I assured her all I wanted to do was bury it, but she quickly looked away & seemed to twitch a bit when she told me it was already gone. So I said "Well, it's only been an hour or so... what did you do?? Cram it down the garbage disposal or something?" I suppose that was the point at which we had a total breakdown of communication... Trouble now sees another vet Doc, LOL! So much for MY entrance into the United Nations.

4 comments:

Janie said...

So, are you saying that your vet got her tail in a twit???

Funny story, thanks for sharing!

Janie said...

PS - I'm blogrolling you, hope you don't mind!

Snooty Primadona said...

Hmmm.... I like that.... the Vet did get her tail in a twit, LOL. If I knew what blogrolling was, would I be mad? Probly not...

Janie said...

I linked your blog on my blog...

 

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