Olympus, Bloody and Bruised My Life 08 DEC 2009

olympus-cat-on-the-tvSo Olympus was attacked yesterday, I learned from Chantelle on stepping into my home last night. Apparently the big scraggy dog and his little annoying yapping partner managed to scrag Olympus some time during the day, causing Achilles to completely disappear for most of the day and leaving Olympus a bloody mess, with visible bite marks on both of his back legs and at least two claws completely ripped out of his poor, pained paws.

Shame, the tyke was completely on edge, jumpy if you must, and feeling quite sorry for himself, though after more than just a fair bit of love and care last night, he seems to be back to his inquisitive self this morning – after all, who doesn’t like greeting Craig in bed and having him get up in order to fill the cat pellets bowl!

Thanks to Tessa (yes, that Tessa, you should have known), Chantelle got all the details of the attack, including the names and address of the dogs owners and come today, she’s going to take them on because quite frankly, if you can’t control your dogs then you shouldn’t be allowing them to roam freely on communal ground in the first place.

The cats were attacked in our backyard, which means that they weren’t the ones causing trouble (for a change to be fair) – oh no, it was those damn mangy mutts that were sniffing around where they aren’t supposed to be that once again proved to be the problem at hand, so hopefully these people will listen to what we have to say and at least keep their dogs on leashes if they are to venture outside in the open.

Unfortunately, dogs are always a problem in complexes as far as I’m concerned. Fine if they stay indoors all day long, but as it is, I’ve already heard someone complaining to the neighbour above about their puppy that incessantly whines all day long while the owner isn’t home – now if only those same people would do something about their noisy water pipes that seem intent on disturbing Chantelle’s sleep at 04:00 in the morning every day as well!

Oh well, at least Olympus seems back on his feet this morning – but I am left with a question though – does anyone know if his claws will eventually grow back? Or has my cat been permanently de-clawed? O.O

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South African software architect and developer at Touchwork. Husband to a cupcake baker and father to two little girls. I don't have time for myself any more.

  • Trish

    Aaaahw, poor baby Olympus!!! Those dog’s owners should be charged with animal cruelty! Sure they didn’t hurt Olympus themselves, but their dogs did and they’re responsible for what their dogs do. That’s how I see it anyway.

    Sadly, if the claw was completely ripped out, it is unlikely that it will grow back.

  • Eish, that’s exactly what I was afraid to hear. Poor badly is being de-clawed one claw at a time! :(
    .-= Craig Lotter´s last blog ..Olympus, Bloody and Bruised =-.

  • Michelle Oosthuizen

    Shame the poor kitty. Trish is right, once declawed they don’t grow back (some Americans actually take cats to vets to get them deliberately de-clawed so they stop scratching furniture – animal cruelty if you ask me).

    However, you should keep a close eye on the bite marks and perhaps take the cat to the vet or at the very least clean the wounds carefully with antiseptic as they could develop abscesses (sp?)

  • Okie dokie, will do. I just hope he got them as good as they got him to be honest. Then at least there would be some justice in the situation! :)