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post #1 of 29
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Yesterday, I was awakened rather abruptly! I was happily sleeping when....Molly bounded through the bedroom followed by Tibby (i presume - usually what happens) Then Tibby springs from my face to catch up with Molly!

The pain was awful!! Tibby is 1.5 stone and VERY muscular - so you can imagine the feeling!

I got up after about 15mins of holding my face and eye to assess the damage. He sliced the side of my forehead with his back claws, so that was bleeding and he kicked me in the eye and presumably my cheek! They swelled yesterday and have gone down slightly today! Luckily I haven't got too much of a black eye, as I have meetings this week and a presentation to an external examiner (next Monday)!

I am just getting over the migrane that was produced from the trauma!
*sigh*

It makes you laugh though when you try to explain to people what happened - they expect a fall, car crash or something more exciting than my cat leaped from my eye!!

Has anyone else had an experience like this and had to explain strange things to people? I'd love to hear stories, it will cheer me (and my swolen face) up!
post #2 of 29
Nope Sarah and I don´t wish to anybody!
Hope you feel better send you a big hug
post #3 of 29
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Thank you Rigel I hope I feel better soon and the scab heals quickly - I look quite silly!
post #4 of 29
yes! i got a cut lip yesterday when my cat was sitting next to me swatting my face with her paw, gently at first then with claws, until i woke up. had a bit of a hangover and thought i could sleep in. maybe she thought i was dead? lol
post #5 of 29
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Originally Posted by maverick_kitten
yes! i got a cut lip yesterday when my cat was sitting next to me swatting my face with her paw, gently at first then with claws, until i woke up. had a bit of a hangover and thought i could sleep in. maybe she thought i was dead? lol
At least you know she cares! I hope your lip isn't too sore!
post #6 of 29
Wow, that sounds terrible!! I hope the cut on your forehead and swelling heal soon! I have two parallel claw marks on my arm as a result of a full on chase between my two kitties, Milo and Koa. Yep, I was sleeping too and across the bed they ran. Very startling!!!
post #7 of 29
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Originally Posted by kimichan
Wow, that sounds terrible!! I hope the cut on your forehead and swelling heal soon! I have two parallel claw marks on my arm as a result of a full on chase between my two kitties, Milo and Koa. Yep, I was sleeping too and across the bed they ran. Very startling!!!
Thank you! Have your healed?
It all seems like an evil cat ploy to wake us up!
post #8 of 29
This isn't cat related but last summer I was poop scooping with my rake and shovel type scooper. I was going for a pile when I hit a spiders web. My reaction was to jerk back driving the butt of the shovel right into my face. I had the worst black eye ever.LOL
post #9 of 29
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Originally Posted by Sar
Thank you! Have your healed?
It all seems like an evil cat ploy to wake us up!
Yes, have healed for the most part. Their game of chase was earlier this week. Those little rascals!! It's hard to be mad at them!
post #10 of 29
About 2 yrs ago I was getting ready to walk up the stairs to go back to bed (insomnia) and I stopped to look out the window at the foot of the stairs. Frantic decided he wanted to fly up the stairs so he ran in from the kitchen, made a left turn at the foot of the stairs and raced up. The only problem was my feet were in the way. He used my pinkie toe as a springboard and snapped it sideways. (He's about 15 lbs and all muscle)

I had to explain to my friends the next day why I was limping.
post #11 of 29
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Originally Posted by dicknleah
This isn't cat related but last summer I was poop scooping with my rake and shovel type scooper. I was going for a pile when I hit a spiders web. My reaction was to jerk back driving the butt of the shovel right into my face. I had the worst black eye ever.LOL
Oh my goodness, what a funny story to have to tell to explain the black eye. How horrible though!! That must have hurt so bad. I hate those knee-jerk reactions that end up getting us!!
post #12 of 29
Everyone has such fun stories!
Poor Sarah! That sounds so painful, and must have really startled you! Hope you have cleansed the area well and are keeping antibiotic ointment on it. That will be pretty rough explaining to a room full of business people! Sierra, too, has become overinthusiastic in her play more than once! Most severe, though, was a little while back at one of her most difficult appts at the Specialty Hosp. I was holding her as they attempted to assess her blood pressure and she became frantic and bit my face. She didn't mean to, I know, she was just very upset. That didn't make a lot of sense explaining to my patient's families why I had a bite mark on my face, though! Sure hope your face heals very quickly, especially before Monday!
post #13 of 29
Ouch Sarah that sounds bad!

Sophie decided to use my arm as a way of climbing up onto the shelf next to the computer and she really caught it with her back claws, so much so there was a bruise around it the following day
post #14 of 29

thats funny....
Well a few weeks ago i posted about a problem with Teufel jumping on me and scratching my face.
Well one night i was under the blanket so he couldnt get me but as i opened to see him he just went wack! and punched my eye!
Now when ever he leaps to jump on my head as i lay down he only comes to jump on me and give me a kiss then run off
post #15 of 29
Conner, in his exuberant playing has climbed all the way up my leg to my hip and was just hanging there with claws in flesh,,,OOUUCCCHHHHHH!!!!!
post #16 of 29
I do have a cat one. **slaps self on forehead** How could I forget this one? Christmas Eve, I ran up my stairs in the dark and unkowingly stepped through a window fan that my precious kittys knocked on to the floor. I spent the better part of Christmas morning in the ER getting 6 stiches on the base of my big toe. I missed several days of work, had to use crutches and couldn't wear shoes for nearly a month. I am now trying to retrain myself to walk normally as I could not and still can't quite put pressure on that part of my foot.
post #17 of 29
If you open up the dictonary and look up the word "klutz" you would see a picture of me!! My boss is usually like-now what did you do when he sees me hobbling in to the office. My best is when I broke a bone in my left foot due to slipping on a pile of boards in the garage. This past September while tearing down that garage I stepped on another board that had a nail in it which -yes went through my running shoes and into my foot (I'm surprised it didn't poke all the way through!!) I calmly pried that from my shoe-went into house to put under running water, wrapped back up, took from aspirin, shoe back on and went back out to continue working on garage!! However it was just a bit painful that evening. Oh-how about the time a garden club was coming over to see my garden and I tried to cut the tip of my finger off while deadheading some flowers-had to drive my self-bleeding 10 miles to the doctor-who of course also knows me and just shook his head!!
So don't feel so bad!! I hope your injury heals up okay.
post #18 of 29
Poor Sarah!

Well, this is a non-cat related injury but it was still a "silly" injury, nonetheless. I am a very active sleeper -- I toss, turn, thrash, and sometimes talk in my sleep. It gets worse when I am going through a difficult time in my life. Anyway, I was having this dream where I was in an army setting up a barricade to defend our people from the "enemy." We noticed the enemy was coming so I ran to get a weapon and then threw myself over the barricade. (Must have seen too many war movies. ) The problem was that in "real life" I threw myself out of bed! My arms got caught in my comforter so I didn't break the fall with my hands and I hit my face on the floor, which was cement covered with a thin layer of cheap carpet (I was living in a one-room basement studio in San Francisco). I had a bruise and rug burn on my cheek right under my right eye.

I got a lot of sympathetic looks that week because I looked like I was a victim of domestic abuse! I learned that if someone asked what happened and I replied honestly, "I fell out of bed," that seemed almost to confirm to them that I was covering something up!

The clincher is I had a job interview two days after the incident and had to go in with my face like that. Good news is I got the job!

So don't worry. If your presentation is good, people will respond to that, not to a bruise or cut on your face.

Hope you get better soon. Listen to Stephanie's advise about caring for your face. She's a nurse and an expert at caring for people and animals.
post #19 of 29
I hope you feel better and the swelling goes down real soon.

I had a funny thing happen a number of years ago when I was married to my first husband (I was sooooo young). Anyway, one weekend we were at this mall and there was a loose shopping cart. He suggested I get in and he would push me in it. I did, he did and he let the cart go down a hill. I tried to stand up just before I hit this cement wall and tipped the cart forward enough to send my arm (protecting my face) down the wall. My forearm was skinned very badly and it was funny watching folks' faces at work when they asked what happened and I told them I fell out of a shopping cart. (I was 20 years old)
post #20 of 29
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Thank you everyone!
Stephanie, Thank you for the advice on keeping it clean, I will make sure I keep doing it!

It is so funny to hear how everyone has a funny story or two to tell!! At least now, I can go to my meetings with my head high!
You guys really cheered me up, thank you all!

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Originally Posted by SnowLeop
I got a lot of sympathetic looks that week because I looked like I was a victim of domestic abuse! I learned that if someone asked what happened and I replied honestly, "I fell out of bed," that seemed almost to confirm to them that I was covering something up!
I had the same thing! It sounds like we are coming up with excuses!
post #21 of 29
A few years ago my cat Gulliver got up in a tree about 15 feet high. Mike tried to get him down, but couldn't. So when I got off work, I went under the tree and called to him to come down for me. He did- he lept straight for me. I opened my arms in surprise, but he landed on my face and my neck- OUCH! Guess he must have trusted me-but i looked horrible afterwards and boy did it hurt! He also knocked me flat on my can!
post #22 of 29
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Originally Posted by hissy
A few years ago my cat Gulliver got up in a tree about 15 feet high. Mike tried to get him down, but couldn't. So when I got off work, I went under the tree and called to him to come down for me. He did- he lept straight for me. I opened my arms in surprise, but he landed on my face and my neck- OUCH! Guess he must have trusted me-but i looked horrible afterwards and boy did it hurt! He also knocked me flat on my can!
Ouch! That's got to hurt! How did you explain that to people? I caught my cat from a tree?!

Good sign as to how much he trusted you though
post #23 of 29
oh Sarah!!! good grief!! you poor thing
I sure do hope it heals up real quickly - let me know if I need to send any tim tams over to help the healing
post #24 of 29
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Thank you Danielle!
I just did a medical search and it says that the best medicine for healing a cut head is to eat as many Tim Tams as possible!! I am sure it must have been an Aussie Doctor!!
post #25 of 29
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Originally Posted by Sar
Thank you Danielle!
I just did a medical search and it says that the best medicine for healing a cut head is to eat as many Tim Tams as possible!! I am sure it must have been an Aussie Doctor!!
oh yes didnt you know that??? oh its a new medical breakthrough

I will get some in the post to you asap
post #26 of 29

Im still wetting my self from this thread!
post #27 of 29
Awww Sarah.....sorry to hear that.....I could send my Tiggy over there to show your babies how to "gently" leap from thier mothers face........he's great at that!
post #28 of 29
Fortunately for me, most of the kity chases happen around merather than on me, as they use Jason's groin as a springboard OVER me
post #29 of 29
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
Awww Sarah.....sorry to hear that.....I could send my Tiggy over there to show your babies how to "gently" leap from thier mothers face........he's great at that!
Definitely, Susie! I will get some yummy treats sorted for you Tiggy - especially if you do a great job of teaching Tibby to be gentle!

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Originally Posted by turtlecat
Fortunately for me, most of the kity chases happen around merather than on me, as they use Jason's groin as a springboard OVER me
It is good for you, but poor old Jason! That's got to hurt!
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