Yesterday after getting out of the shower and doing some errands around the house I noticed that I haven't seen our 3year old cat "Junior" since before I got int he shower. I turned our condo upside down looking for him with no luck. I decided to go downstairs and see if maybe he fell off our 4th floor balcony, I walked around outside looking and calling his name. Still no luck, at this point I have been looking for him for over an hour. I went back upstairs and called my wife at work to see if she knew any of his special hiding spots, she said the ones that I had already checked. She suggested that I go next door and check with the neighbours to se if he jumped on their balcony to visit (a long shot but at this point I was frantic) They said that they hadn't seen him, my neighbour offered to go back outside with me to look for him. He showed me where his cat landed after he fell off their balcony. I went into the area and called out "Junior" I heard a muffled "meow" coming from behind a barbeque, I went over and sure enough our little guy was behind the barbeque scared witless. I picked him up and took him back upstairs. At first look he didn't look to bad off, he could still walk although a little slow and he was a little bloody. I called my wife and told her what had happened, she asked me to make an appointment for the vet to get him looked over. We took him to the vet and the doctor looked him over and found a couple of scrapes and he was a little bloody from the nose and one of his pads of his feet was scratched really bad. The doctor gave him an anti-inflamitory shot and told us to take him home and make sure to keep him comfy and make sure he gets lots of rest, she said that he will be very sore for the next few days. So we are very thankfull that he is okay and we always watch him when he is on our balcony now. Anyone else have a scarey situation like this with their little one?
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10/3/03 at 9:37am