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This blog captures my thoughts and observations of Amelia since there are so many wonderful things I want to just bottle and enjoy. Time doesn't stop and while I will have memories, it will be nice for both her and me to have these in-the-moment snapshots of her life.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Hurt Paw

This one is a couple of months late but I don't want to forget about it, so better late than never.

Amelia went through a phase where she had a "hurt paw" and Aunt Meg (who is a vet) needed to come and fix it. This was during a phase where she was a cat more often than she was a girl. She perfected her mewing and meowing, and Daddy has been working with her on purring. (See the video below to see how far she's come on that. Of course, because it was 'on demand' she wasn't very cooperative. She's saying 'Scratch me behind my ears,' when it first starts, but it's hard to tell because "Scratch" didn't make it on the video clip.)

A couple of months ago Chessie required a house call and Aunt Meg did indeed fix Amelia's hurt paw and then elaborately wrapped toilet paper around it. Then about a month ago we had another house call, this time for Maynard who had an infected thumb claw (it has a special name but I don't remember how to spell it). Since Maynard was in pain and Meg required help in holding him down while he was examined and treated, I was concerned that Amelia would get hurt because she was bouncing around us asking Aunt Meg to look at her hurt paw. To distract her (Amelia, not Meg) I told her to go find three kitties that Aunt Meg could treat and off she dashed into her room. This gave Aunt Meg the amount of time she needed to treat Maynard, who did not seem the least bit appreciative of her help (a male thing? an orange cat thing? both?). And then Aunt Meg treated all three stuffed kitties, each with a different malady apparently (one got a shot in its butt), and then of course Miss Hurt Paw herself got a new dressing.

And in other cat news, her beloved "$3.99.99 kitty" now has the nickname of "Heart" (due to the hearts on the ribbon around her neck I am guessing) and has been even more popular with Amelia lately. Heart was even taken for show and tell yesterday.


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