Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Lucky to be alive

This is our Bubbie.  Some of you may not remember, but at the end of 2008, he ended up with a broken leg....he had to have a pin put in. It was left in for a period of time, then taken out.  I don't remember for how long.  The vet thought he had been hit by a car.

That was his first close call.  The next one was probably within a year.  We don't know for sure what happened to him.  It was summer, I noticed he wanted inside so opened the door for him.  He came flying in, went in out bedroom and laid down and did not move for 24-36 hours...didn't get up to eat, to drink, or to go to the potty.

He had no sign of anything on him...no blood, not roughed up fur.  Nothing.  He finally got up and drank a little, moved to another room and laid for several more hours.  Gradually came back to himself.  When he finally wanted back outside, he slunk out looking up and over his shoulder...like he expected something to grab him.  We wondered if a hawk had caught him....or almost caught him.  Though in all honesty, he didn't go much beyond our yard, and I have never seen a big hawk here.  But had seen a big owl.

Anyway, I consider that Close Call #2.

We got our Rav 4 near the end of 2007....we started out parking it on one side of the garage.  Roger has a shelf on the wall that is up out of the way...he puts some of his better boards there. It was on the passenger side. Can you guess what is coming?

Roger was out working in his shop and had all the doors open.  Bubbie was in there messing around...he and Puss Puss have a habit on jumping on whatever vehicle they choose and getting up in the rafters and then walking over to where they are on top of the shop.  So, he is in the process of exploring.

 Roger seen it happen...Bubbie went to either jump up or jump down from that pile of boards and he hit them just right till the pile of boards fell, and Bubbie fell with them...and the pile ended up on top of him...only, they didn't really hit him.  Something was there to keep the weight of them from landing on him or he would have been either a dead kitty or hurt kitty.  (They did put a sharp little dent in the door of our Rav4.)  Roger could not believe that Bubbie walked away with not even a scratch.  Close Call#3

We come to today...Roger and I were getting ready to go shopping.  I knew I had let Bubbie and Puss Puss out earlier...so I went to the door to let them in--only Puss was at the front door.  So I let her in.  I looked around for Bubbie but he is not in sight.  I went to the back door and he's not there either, so being that he has thick hair and doesn't seem to mind the cold, I thought he could just stay out.  I went out and pull the door closed behind me.

Our storm door is hard to shut....the wind has caught it so many times, and we have fixed it a number of times...but it just will not close unless we give it a firm push.  Well, I just came out and put my back to the screen door and give it a push....I had a coke in one hand and my purse in the other is why I was pushing with my back.

Anyway, I gave a push and it would not close...pushed again, and I was thinking what in the world is going on now...I thought the wreath had come down and was somehow caught between the doors.  No, it was Bubbie.  He had not made a sound...but he was scared of me!  It had to have hurt. 

I unlocked the door, and held the screen open for him to go inside, but he would not risk going in till I went inside....and held the door open from there.  It really is a wonder I didn't hurt him.  So I call that Close Call #4....thought in reality I don't think he could have died from it.


17 comments:

Deb said...

Considering a cat has nine lives, Bubbie should have 5 more close calls!

Judy said...

I was thinking the same thing that Deb said. He sure is a tough guy.

Montanagirl said...

Bubbie is really a pretty kitty. So glad he survived all his mis-adventures!

Mary said...

Poor Bubbie is using up his 9 lives very quickly! Great photo of him.

Lois Evensen said...

He certainly lives on the edge, doesn't he. Poor guy....

don said...

A fascinating account of Bubbie's life through the nine lives! ;-)

Sandra said...

so he has four more lives... poor bubbie and poor you, or is that lucky bubblie or unlucky bubbie

DeniseinVA said...

Hi Rose, he is one lucky cat! And a handsome one too. I haven't had a cat since childhood but I remember the close calls he had.

This next part of my comment is a repeat message to blogs that I visit where I notice there are several backlinks left behind by my visit. Please don't think I do this intentionally, it is a blogger thing. I wrote a piece about it several posts back before my present one, and asked for help in getting them deleted, as I know for some it has become a bit frustrating, quite understandably so. That post can be found here:
http://anenglishgirlrambles.blogspot.com/2013/12/a-question-about-problem-i-am-having.html
One of the comments I read suggested that I can’t do anything at my blog, that blogging friends can go to their settings, click on Posts and Comments and then Backlinks where it gives a choice to hide or show. When some bloggers have clicked on 'hide', this for the most part has gotten rid of my backlinks and also prevents any others that might follow from other bloggers. I am well aware that my blog seems to be the only one leaving links right now but this is not my doing and I have no clue as to why I have been the ‘chosen one’. I hope I am explaining myself properly but if you read the comments people have left on that post I mentioned, they too are very enlightening. And thanks for putting up with my ramble, but I really am trying to help.

If you need to reach me my e-mail is: luvinwildlife@gmail.com

Betsy Adams said...

Hi There, WELL--considering that Bubbie has NINE lives, I guess things are okay!!!!! Goodness though, I hope that that poor kitty doesn't go through too many more close calls!!!!!! I'm sure it is upsetting to you also… Poor Baby---bet Bubbie got some special treats from Mama after that incident!!

Hugs,
Betsy

CDH said...

Oh poor Kitty! What a tough you know what! :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Poor Bubbie! I hope he stays out of trouble now. Four times is enough!

Ginny said...

I read this out loud to Phil. He is one lucky cat!!!

Ginny said...

I read this out loud to Phil. He is one lucky cat!!!

George said...

I've always heard that cats have nine lives. It sounds as if Bubbie might need all of them.

Small City Scenes said...

Boy it seems like Bubbie is rapidly using up his nine lives. Such a pretty cat. MB

Dee said...

Bubbie is either lucky or unlucky....glad he is ok after all he has been through....

Carletta said...

I hope his next five close calls are spread way way apart.
We lost our cat Heidi the first week of November. She was 14 years old. I miss her every day and still look for her before I realize she won't be there. Give Bubbie a warm hug for me.

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