Cody looks like he celebrated a little too much for St. Patrick's Day. He's actually just tired from a long weekend. See his overbite fang? I love that. :) He's so cute. When he's leaping over our heads at four in the morning, he's not quite as charming. We had a bit of excitement with him a few days ago. Warning: if you have a queasy stomach this is gross. Considering I had to clean it; trust me. I was sitting down to make a list and sort coupons for grocery shopping. Cody came to sit at my feet like he usually does when he want attention. I looked down and was about to pet him. Green pus was running down his face from a wound on his head! "Cody! Oh, no, honey what happened!"
Blink, blink. "What momma? I don't know what you mean."
Well, I cleaned it out with antiseptic cleaner, cotton balls dipped in warm water and finally Neosporin was applied. All by myself with no help. Oh, I also had to gently press on it to get the rest of the bright green goo out of the wound. It looked suspiciously like a claw wound. It turns out, Cricket just doesn't play rough, she plays for blood. Now I have to really keep on eye on them. I know it was an accident though and I'm not mad at Naughty Noodle.
The thing is, I didn't even notice a wound on Cody until it started oozing. The vet checked him out and said I was doing the right thing and if it becomes swollen or starts oozing again he will need the pink stuff. Now he has a scab, no swelling and some missing fur on his head. I'm so worried that it will get infected again. Maybe I should just ask for the pink stuff just to be safe. Why do they make medicine for pets bubblegum flavor anyway? He seems fine. Oblivious in fact. Bless Cody's heart, he usually is. :) My husband says as long as it's scabbing over he's fine. I never want to see goo that color coming out of any of my cats ever again! Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!