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Oops! Sorry kitty!

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I just accidently kicked my cat!

She was under the futon next to the computer desk taking a bath and as I went to stand up she must have been scooting under my chair and I accidently clipped her. I am only wearing flip-flops so I don't think I hurt her badly, she is probably more surprised than hurt, but she is hiding and seems upset.

I feel terrible. How can I reassure her that I didn't mean it and make sure she is OK? I don't even know where I kicked her. I just feel awful and she is so freaked out.

I love that she wants to be near me but she does have a way of getting under foot and I don't see her. Poor baby.
post #2 of 13
My cats love to twine themselves around my feet as Im walking and love to stop on a step just below me, as Im walking down the steps (I hope their not trying to kill me ) ... but I too have mistakenly stepped or knocked one of them. I usually just get down to their level and speak softly to them, until they come to me. And this usually resolves any hurt feelings and things go back to normal.
post #3 of 13
Give her some cuddles and she will forgive you in short order.
(I don't think there is a cat alive that hasn't managed to get themselves clipped by a foot at least once in their lives.)
post #4 of 13
Mine have gotten kicked and tripped over so often, all I have to do now is say "Oops! Sorry _____!" And then they're fine.
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the support - my heart is almost out of mouth..sigh, I know it wasn't my fault but it scared me too!

I found her, coaxed her out and gave her treats and she let me pet her. I have been tossing her favorite fuzzy balls around to see if she is playing and check to see if she is limping or anything. She seems ok but a little wary.

She has gone over to finish her dinner so that is a good sign. I have to remember to keep the lights on and my eyes peeled. I am clumsy enough without a cat; I have to try to be much more careful now I guess.
post #6 of 13
Trust me, her feelings are probably the only thing that were genuinely hurt...cat's have pride! She'll be okay. My cats have accepted that I'm basically a klutz...I've stepped on tails, paws, tripped over them...I'm kind of like Chevy Chase around my cats. If I shower them with treats, apologies, attention, kisses, and sympathies, I'm usually forgiven in a couple of hours.
post #7 of 13
I was cleaning up a mess on the floor this weekend and my boy Cliffie came to check out what I was doing. I moved something that startled him and he jumped straight up into the air and whacked the back of his head on the bottom of a metal stand. I couldn't get near him for two days....he actually thought I smacked him on the head. If cats could cuss I bet I got called every name in the book. It took a whole lot of sweet talking, but he finally got over it. I felt really bad too.
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
OH No I did again! I can't belive it

I was just bending over giving her lovvies and skritches and I accidently stepped on her foot while she was moving - boy did she shriek - I am so upset.

I just have to go to bed and get off my feet before something serious happens. This is so weird - it is just one of those nights. I really hope she forgives me- twice in one night - ouch! I didn't try to give her treats because I don't want her to associate them with pain.

I just have to be careful. My poor kitty has had really a rough night! I will watch carefully to see if her paw swells. If it does should I try to ice it? I dont' see her going for that...

post #9 of 13
I'm sure she'll be fine. It could definitely be worse--I once clipped my kitty's butt, literally. Spot was a very fluffy boy, and he had stuff stuck to his rear hairs, especially as he had been having diarrhea. His poor behind was inflamed before the trimming, and I cut a little too close. I'm honestly not sure who was more upset. He forgave me quickly, and we were back to normal.
post #10 of 13
Oye Vey - I can relate - that is why I have NIGHT LIGHTS all over the house!!!
post #11 of 13
Originally Posted by catsallover
Mine have gotten kicked and tripped over so often, all I have to do now is say "Oops! Sorry _____!" And then they're fine.
That's kind of what it's like here, particularly with Nathan, since he is the one that is usually underfoot. Usually he just runs a few steps and then stops and looks over his shoulder with this face that's like, "Hey! Watch where you're going!" They get over it.
post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 
She seems ok - no paw problems. I am really spoiling her though. Whatever she wants - treats, open windows, fish cat food, she is getting. And lots and lots of lovvies.

I know it was an accident but it was so weird to do it twice. I guess it is all part of a klutz being owned by a cat. Thanks so much for the kind words.

Nightlights are on the shopping list now too!
post #13 of 13
You think that's bad... If I happen to step on my cat Shadow's tail, she will shriek like a banshee. That's not the best part though, because soon thereafter my cat baby will run in and a battle royale will ensue.

We're very careful about walking around my house, needless to say :p
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