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How many lives is that?

It's been a bit of a traumatic day today, as one of our mogs fell off the roof. We think she was trying to jump from the roof terrace into our bedroom window, which was shut...

Three floors straight down, giving the downstairs neighbours an awful early morning shock, as they were confronted with a shocked cat with a mouth full of foaming blood, and us an urgent drive down to the vet.

Calli is one lucky beast, as the X-rays showed that the only damage was a few broken teeth - not the broken jaw we were fearing. So she's home now, after some emergency dentistry, gumming down her food as if nothing had happened. Meanwhile we have put netting all round the roof terrace, to make sure it doesn't happen again....

Time to breathe again...

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teddywolf
Jul. 26th, 2004 01:10 pm (UTC)
Yipe!
Lucky moggy! Give her a pet from me.
maetang
Jul. 26th, 2004 01:20 pm (UTC)
Ooooh. Ow! Poor moggy. Poor owners. I'm glad her injuries weren't more serious.
jarel
Jul. 26th, 2004 02:14 pm (UTC)
*stares in disbelief*
Very glad to hear it's worked out okay, all things considered!
perlmonger
Jul. 26th, 2004 02:37 pm (UTC)
eeek!

That really is more extreme an unorthodox (but nonetheless, intentional) descent than I like to contemplate. Chicken schoop for Calli is called for, I think.
rowanf
Jul. 26th, 2004 02:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Calli
Goodness! What a lucky cat she is! I'm really glad to hear that the trauma is so light. Netting sounds like a reasonable thing!
elinor
Jul. 26th, 2004 03:28 pm (UTC)
Ooh, ouch! Give Calli cuddles from all of us. You might need netting across the stretch from the balcony to the window as well, as a safety net, just in case!
saffronrose
Jul. 26th, 2004 03:52 pm (UTC)
That would be quite a shock, for anyone.
I'm just amazed there was no internal organ damage.

One might enquire of a swimming pool supply firm if they have "child fence" for around the top of your terrace. There are such things over on this side of the pond, and one is found in our yard. The posts retreat, but should you need to use it, they rise from the ground for a separate netting fence to attach to them.

Poor sweetie, poor you-uns.
marypcb
Jul. 28th, 2004 01:41 am (UTC)
we haven't pestered the sculptor who's doing the metal screen because he had a pancreatic bypass last year in the middle of the job but it's time to call them soon!
saffronrose
Jul. 28th, 2004 02:21 am (UTC)
*Pancreatic* bypass?
I know about the gastic and cardiac variety, but for what ailment is this a solution?
marypcb
Jul. 28th, 2004 03:59 am (UTC)
Re: *Pancreatic* bypass?
I'm honestly not sure - he started being ill and losing huge amounts of weight quickly and is now recovering and newly a father so all to the good ;-)
syllopsium
Jul. 26th, 2004 05:14 pm (UTC)
owww :( glad to hear she's ok!
pickledginger
Jul. 26th, 2004 06:36 pm (UTC)
Oh. my. god.

I'm glad she's okay, despite her best efforts!
janetmiles
Jul. 26th, 2004 06:57 pm (UTC)
Whew! Glad your cat wasn't injured worse, and that you were there to take her to the vet, and that she'll be okay.
grey_lady
Jul. 27th, 2004 04:37 am (UTC)
*sigh* Give her a gentle cuddle for me. Pet ownership/partnership can be a stressful thing....
natf
Jul. 27th, 2004 06:11 am (UTC)
Ouch!
Pixel and Smudge send kitty cuddles to you all...
ocean_song
Jul. 29th, 2004 05:27 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad she's ok. That must have given you both quite a start! Wow. *hugs*
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