This morning was a super-sunny morning up here and Sasha got into a bad fight right after we had breakfast. We were looking out the window at the notorious pumpkin patch, as we had let Sasha out, and were watching him play. He was right around the corner of the house where the view kind of stopped and I mentioned to Eric, "oh, look, he probably has a visitor because he's just sitting looking at something. Maybe it's Snowball (girlfriend)." and I went upstiars. Eric came up 10 minutes later and said Sasha was provoked by a big intruder kitty, a huge gray one, and that he had taken the slingshot and scared him off (did not hit him directly) and Sasha was bleeding. It looks like Sasha got a good upper-paw-cut to his right ear, which has a nice little wound, does not look too deep, and he's limping on his left side, shoulder, no broken skin on his paws or arms. This was probably a very intense interaction, as he never has gotten hurt before the once or twice in his entire life he's fought another cat! Everything else seems fine. He hid under the Christmas tree for about an hour and now he's resting on his favorite heater vent. Freddie's mama from across the street came by to find him and he didn't want to go out. I'm sure he's going to be fine, but this is the first fight since the mauling 6 months ago and he's very quiet. Eric and I have to go to a party tonight and I'm debating whether to even leave him or not. I think I will be staying home. I can't bear to leave him. Sashie is a very sweet, patient boy and he must've been really provoked. He never has instigated any fight I've ever seen. My one concern right now is any PTSD issues from the coyote that this might bring up again......
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12/11/04 at 4:08pm