Friday, June 23, 2006

Curiosity

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- TOB it was awful

21 comments:

shannon said...

nice work, Boomer. You know it's bad when the "wound treatment-severe" is more expensive than anesthesia--the knockout is almost always more expensive!

hope the curious-but-not-dead-cat makes a full and speedy recovery!

Pete said...

Poor kitty!

budda43 said...

Which is PRECISELY why the American Pet Association strongly recommends that cats do not go fishing.

Shame shame OB. It was bound to happen - what with the lack of opposable thumbs and all.

Glad she's okay though!

the old bag said...

Shannon -- he's more himself every day...getting good at avoiding me though, due to the 4x/day medications!

Pete -- thanks...it was nasty -- through the lip, mouth, nose, both paws....

Budda -- too funny! You can make me laugh about the tough things!

Shawn Kielty said...

wow -- cats certainly can find trouble.

Trée said...

As the owner of 4 dogs, used to be 5, I have seen many bills like this. I feel your pain.

X Bunny said...

glad to hear boomer is feeling better!

i have spent so much money on pets over the years that i can't even tell people about it or they think i am insane

Tim said...

I hope you were using at least 25-pound line. It's always terrible when they break off and run upstream with perfectly good lures still hanging from their mouths.

Oops. Maybe I've been in Alaska too long.

I hope kitty's OK.

gwadzilla said...

what did I tell ya....

just furry fish that swim around the house!

sorry

hope your cat is okay

when I was in Santa Cruz I pulled a similar hook/lure out of a crying girl's hand
the medics were on their way
she was crying too loud and freaking out too much for me to let it go on any longer

being a boy that had a grandfather that loved to fish
I definitely pulled a few hooks out of my own hands before

the old bag said...

Shawn -- biiiiiggg trouble this time around.

Trée -- guess I'm used to it by now...hey, looks like you're posting from Minneapolis?! I've got an extra ride or two hanging in the garage for you and yours; urban lakes and the Tin Fish within 5 miles...drop an email!

xB -- my sister and I can commiserate, but I get the eye-roll from Dad and some others :-]

Tim -- I'll forgive you for not quite thinking right since I know you're getting set for 24 Hours of Kincaid...just remember I'm workin' fer you this weekend!

Gwadz -- I remember! Got a kick out of that one.

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Trée said...

OB, I was in Midway, Utah--can you say gorgeous--so I'm not sure why it showed Minneapolis. My flight did connect through Minneapolis on my way home, so I was there for all of an hour or so but didn't log on at the time.

I'll keep that offer in mind. Never know when business will take me your way and to have a riding companion would make #5 very happy. :-D (I ride a 56 btw)

Oh, and before you ask, the Sachs, when it gets here, ain't ever gonna find it's way to an airport. :-)

Hope you have some saddle time this weekend.

Chico Cyclist said...

OMG - That is horrible! I hope Boomer is feeling better. I could see our cats doing something like that too - gotta leave my fishing gear in the locked shed.

Ptelea said...

Glad Boomer is getting better. We humans suffer from our cat's pain and then we suffer again when we get the bill! But those of us who love kitties know that this is the only way. Take care.

the old bag said...

Trée -- there are certain things that should never be stuffed into a suitcase onto a plane.... Mine are either 57 or 58, but I'm sure they'd do in a pinch.

CC -- lock 'em up tight! it was icky, poor thing, but he's pretty much back to his old self. Thanks for stopping by!

Ptelea -- you're right. Probably, we suffer least from the bill....

George said...

What, were you using the cat for bait?

Just kidding, I could see our cat doing the same thing........

the old bag said...

George -- wonder what I coulda landed....

Lunatic Biker said...

Glad Boomer is ok. Pets and vet bills just go together. At least the vet's assistant gave each of my dogs two treats after their yearly check up and shots amounted to $511.

the old bag said...

Lunatic -- treats can make everything just a bit easier to take :-)

Marie said...

Awww...she just wanted play. Give Boomer a scritch behind the ears for me.

Jeff in Chico said...

It usually takes 5-6 beers to make me feel better when I get stuck by fishing hooks. Well, that's depends really on how many I had on the boat before I got stuck.

How many beers did the cat get at the vet before he felt better? I didn't see that part on the bill.

I did a quick survey here at summer school and the best bait for getting CATFISH is usually chicken livers, sharp cheddar cheese, stink bait, or worms. I'd stay away from the crankbait that Boomer got involved with.

the old bag said...

Marie -- thanks for stopping by!

Jeff -- agreed that beer will take the sting off just about anything...ha, and believe it or not, I've caught Boomer tastin' the top of the bottle as it sits on the desk!