Be Forewarned, I am a Fey and Quixotic Creative Writer

Be Forewarned, I am a Fey and Quixotic Creative Writer
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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Pet Karma-The Cat with the Hematoma

We had a pet cat Garth for several years in the nineteen seventies.  One morning he disappeared.  My sister believes it was because he was put in the cellar to live for the winter.  My mother would make arbitrary decisions about our pets sometimes and there was nothing we could do.  I think Garth had another reason to take off.  When he disappeared, the first day, I said to my girlfriend, Anne, "He will never be back."

He never returned.  Some time prior to his disappearance my father Fred and I had attempted a procedure on him.  My father (bless his soul) noticed that Garth had a large lump on his side.  Our house was being built and Dad figured that Garth had fallen off the scaffolding  and failed to land on his feet.  The lump was a hematoma or a collection of blood under the skin.  Dad decided he was going to drain the hematoma with a needle and plastic bag.  He brought supplies home from the hospital where he worked as Medical director and staff physician.  I assisted him.  This was probably my first time that I played the role of nurse.
I tried to help hold Garth still and my father inserted the needle.  Garth took off immediately and No blood ever came out into the tubing.  Garth probably decided at that moment that he would never let another procedure be done on  in the kitchen on the butcher block countertop.  No harm was meant to him, Dad thought he could fix the situation.





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