Saturday, November 5, 2016

Poor Ink

Last night, I noticed Ink was limping, and when he sat down, he seemed to favor his left paw. Wasn't putting all his weight on it. I had no idea what happened. Didn't hear him cry out as sometimes happens when he gets underfoot and someone inadvertently steps on his tail. He let me look at his paw. I couldn't see that he cut himself, or something was stuck in his pads.

Later in the evening, Himself and I went downstairs. Ink was curled up asleep  on his chair. Ink woke up and came to sit and cuddle with us. After he had enough attention, he gingerly jumped down and was sitting in the middle of the floor staring at the back wall where there's a mousetrap.

Since we live in the middle of the woods, a little critter usually makes his way inside. The trap is a snap trap and inside a cardboard box with holes on either end and a couple of holes on the front. The front holes are turned towards the wall. I've never seen Ink show any interest in the trap box.

On my way upstairs I asked Ink what he was looking at. He looked at me and then looked at the wall with the mouse trap. Ink looked back at me and very distinctly said, "OW!"

I have a feeling either Ink was chasing a critter or just was at the trap and poking around. I had Himself move the trap out to the garage.

Ink seems to be doing a little better this morning. He's putting more weight on his left-front paw. As soon as the vet opens, we'll be making a trip to have Ink's paw looked at.

I'm diffusing Stress Away and Orange in the hope that The Young One and I can wrestle Ink into the cat carrier without too much fuss. Wish us luck.


  1. Poor baby! I hope he gets better soon.

  2. I'm sorry Ink hurt his paw:(
    Hope the vet's visit goes smoothly. Sounds like he likes going about as much as my crew.
    Hugs to ink.
    PS Chuck used to always be jumping down from somewhere and would occasionally land wrong. He'd limp around for a day or so then be fine.

  3. Aw, poor Ink! Hope he's better soon!

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