Oh, my little obnoxious Moscow….You have already met him in a previous post! Perhaps you remember the tale of his near-death experience and the $4000.00 vet bill we paid for his survival and recovery! That incident bought this little teenager male a permanent ticket for an indoor life…certain frustration for him …. and quite the hassle for our household to be wary every time one of us opens a door to the outdoor world. Escapes do happen.
Last week, “Houdini” escaped again. As I was in the garden working, I heard the all too familiar screech of a cat fight. You see, every time Moscow, who is a very petite cat, manages to dash under our noses and under our toes outside, a resident “Tom” comes on over for a little bullying.
Sure enough, broom in hand, I rushed to the sound of feline distress only to find Moscow tangling with Tom. Needless to say, Moscow was losing….pinned on his back, that big bully had him.
I broke up the fight. Fur flying and cats scurrying away, it wasn’t until a bit later that my little trouble maker came a running home. Yep, his little body was riddled with scratch marks and maybe even a bite or two.
Off to the vet we go ….. again… antibiotics, exam, the works….$200.00 later…. He’s valued now at $4200.00 retail! But let me tell you, he is priceless as my muse….