2 months ago
So. Have you ever seen the YouTube videos where people put a cucumber next to their cat and the cat freaks out? Here’s a link just in case: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pXv44YL_Gio
I am here to tell you, this works. I don’t know why a cucumber is such a source of fright to a cat but it is. I am also here to suggest that should you decide to try this at home, make sure you do it from a safe distance.
See that big gash on my face? This, folks, is why I was at urgent care late last night. I had been feeling lousy all day with a migraine. A friend picked up my kiddos so I could rest and I was feeling better when they got home, hanging out on the couch. For some reason, my oldest (E) mentioned the cat/cucumber video and said he wanted to see if it would work. One of our cats, the male who is about twice the size of his sister, was laying on the back of the couch behind me. I suggested to E he go get a cucumber from the fridge. Well, I reached back and wiggled that English cucumber in front of Mr. Bubs and the next thing I knew the world went dark! I have no idea the exact sequence of events but the cat went up and landed squarely on my face, claws out.
Good Lord, did it hurt. I just sat there, bewildered, pressing my hand to my face. I had E go get me a wet cloth and tried to conceal the damage until I could assess it. It was a pretty deep gash and of course with cat scratches there’s always risk of infection. All three of us were in pajamas at that point so we quickly got dressed and off we went to urgent care.
After a lengthy wait, I was shown back to a room and talked to the PA for about three minutes. They gave me my first dose of an antibiotic, sent me home with a prescription, and that was that. Now we just hope it doesn’t get any worse and it heals without a nasty scar!
The moral of the story? Use your cucumbers for good and not for evil. I suggest slicing and enjoying with a lovely ranch dip made with fat free Greek yogurt for zero points.
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