Sunday, October 20, 2013

Precious Cargo

Hi everyone, Katie here.

Yesterday was quite a day at the Townhouse. You know me, ordinarily I'd LEAP at a chance to poke fun at Waffles. I mean, it IS sort of my job and all.

But I have to cut the orange guy a little slack. And Glogirly too. Yesterday, Glogirly was getting ready to go to a wedding. She was in the bathroom, attending to her toenails with polish remover. She didn't even notice that Waffles was right underneath her stool. All of a sudden a tiny drip of polish remover fell from the cotton ball right smack into Waff's eye.

He freaked.

She wanted to freak. But she grabbed him and raced for the kitchen where Gloman was brewing up his coffee.

She wrapped Waffles up in a blanket with just his head peeking out and held him tight while Gloman flushed his eye with water. Although Waffles squirmed like worm on crack, he never cried and eventually let Gloman hold his eye open while he gently poured water over it.

Then came the tears. Glogirly's. She called up the vet and told them she was on her way.


Waffles is doing just fine and thankfully there's no damage to his eye. Glogirly just needs to keep it moist for a couple of days with a little bit of gel they gave her. The vet said that Glogirly & Gloman's fast actions saved him from what could have been a serious abscess. In fact, had they not flushed his eye, he'd would have likely already developed an abscess by the time they got to the vet. And that was in less than 60 minutes.

Don't tell, but when Waffles came home I walked right up to him and we calmly touched noses. I looked at his eye real close and then we just sat there for a couple of minutes. Of course there's no photographic evidence of this exchange, Glogirly just stood there watching us. Shock and awe, friends. Shock and awe.

Needless to say, we BOTH scored some treats after this episode.


Pee Ess - Glogirly missed the wedding but did make it to the reception...though she left before the cake.  Waff and I are pretty impressed that she gave up cake so she could come home early.




Hey Friends!  Orange Crush and I are entered in a couple of great Halloween contests that just might win us an opportunity to help kitties in need. If you have a moment, would you mind clicking a few votes for us?

PetSmart's Monster Cute Photo Contest (only on Facebook)
We have TWO entries:
"Witchy Waffles" VOTE HERE
"Dinosaur Kitty Kisses" VOTE HERE

Pet360 Tricks For Treats Video Contest (we're finalists!)
"Waffles and the Red Dot" VOTE HERE






59 comments:

  1. * shaken look *

    Wow - Glogirly and Gloman were FAST off the mark, what a relief!! Waffles mate, * shaeks head * that was not a great idea - you KNOW what Mum's get like in the bathroom, smelly stuff, painty stuff!!!

    Less than an HOUR - an ABCESS ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

    OK guys Deeep Brefff and Waffles - just DON'T DO THAT AGAIN.

    Silver Kitten

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  2. Omg your poor mom! Fast tninking and teamwork saved the day!

    Xoxo to you ALL!
    Ms Stella O Houligan

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  3. Wow! Good for you all for thinking so fast! And good for Waffles for tolerating the flushing as well as he did. Ichiro would have but other cats in the house probably would not have. In fact, I would probably still be running around! But glad all will okay-

    PS I bet Glogirly missed the wedding didn't she? I hope the bride and groom understand...

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  4. I just saw your PS about the cake. She should have brought some home for you guys. You all were just as stressed...

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  5. OMC how scary! You are so tough and brave, Waffles! Thank goodness your folks are such quick thinkers.

    And Katie...you really do love the little guy, don't you?

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  6. Oh my goodness! I'm so glad that quick thinking saved the day. What a good kitty Mama!!

    It's so hard to enjoy yourself when you've been turned inside out by an accident.



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  7. Trama At Townhouse! Poor orange crush! Good fast thinking & action GloGirly and GloMan. Wowzers....
    ~Vicat

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  8. So glad Waffy is OK. You two are ON.THE.Ball.

    He is into everything, isn't he?

    Happy that Katie was kind to him too. Give him a pat from all of us.

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  9. Whew, that was awful! We're so glad that Waffles is gonna be ok. We hope GloGirly is ok in a day or two, too. (That even shook our Mommy's nerves.)

    Efurrybody have an easy peasy Sunday. XOXO

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  10. Oh Waffles! We are so glad that Glogirly and Gloman were so very quick! We hope you get healed up just as quick!

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  11. Whew! Even *I* felt bad for Waffles. I am purry happy everyone is okay now. It's all right to stop being all loving and sisterly now, Katie. You can get right back to The Snark-Fest we know and love!

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  12. wow that was some quick thinking by Glogirly and Gloman,the gel stuff is not so bad Waffles I had to use it for my bad eye before I had surgery,xx Speedy

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  13. Oh my word! now that is terrifying. We sure are happy every buddy acted so quickly. Thank goodness you guys have 9 lives and 9 eyes or something
    Benny & Lily

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  14. THAT was scary! Thank goodness for the super quick action by Glogirly and Gloman. Heal quickly, Waffles!

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  15. Poor Waffles, and poor Glogirly! But congratulations on not losing it and doing exactly the right thing. Glogirly must of felt flattened by the end of the day. As for photographic evidence of you checking on Waffles when he got home? Well, the most important moments in life offen aren't documented. We are to busy living them.

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  16. Your humans were really quick to jump into action, Katie! I am quite impressed by them. I imagine my human would have done the same as Glogirly, down to even missing the wedding cake, but probably not with the same instinctive ability to do the right thing.

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  17. Such love, such devotion! Missing cake!!!!!! That says it all!

    So glad Waffles is ok! xoxox

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  18. Wow -- Worst Timing Ever award to Waffles -- and Best Quick Thinking to the humans. I'm glad everything worked out OK.

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  19. Wow -- Worst Timing Ever award to Waffles -- and Best Quick Thinking to the humans. I'm glad everything worked out OK.

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  20. OMC!!! We're soooooo thankful fur GloGirly's & GloMan's quick thinking & action!!! She really loves you to give up cake! Although she could have brought a piece home … We've found that we sometimes like the icing. ;)) We're glad Waffles is ok! We love y'all!!! Happy Sunday!

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  21. We are so glad the really bad stuff was averted. Poor Waffles - and poor Glogirly: no cake.

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  22. What a frightening story. Waffles has the most beautiful eyes. I'm so glad he's going to be OK.
    Love to the Glofamily,
    Maggie

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  23. Thank goodness you both reacted so fast. What a scare you had!

    I love what Dorothy said about life's most important moments often not being documented, because we're too busy living them.

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  24. thank goodness Waffles is ok!!! OMC I would have been terrified and know that you were too!
    Poor little guy!
    ((((hugs))))

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  25. WOW - what a horrific day. We're so glad Waffles' eye is okay. Yes, very quick acting on the part of your humans Katie. WOW - M is just shaking her head at how horrible that story could have turned out. So thankful he's okay and so is everyone else.

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  26. Glad waffles is okay. That was frightening.

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  27. OMC, how scary! We're so glad Waffles is all right after that experience. Paws up to Glogirly and Gloman for the quick thinking to flush his eye immediately, and extra props to Waffles for being a good boy through the process. Our peeps probably would have been the ones requiring medical treatment if they tried to put Newton's head under a faucet.

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  28. So glad that Waffles is okay!!!! Great work that both of you were calm and able to flush out his eye immediately :-)

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  29. Waffles I am so glad you are going to be ok! Katie you are a sweet sister to be nice to him after his scary ordeal. Sending love

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  30. Waffles first we are so glad Glogirl and Gloman were so fast acting, Our Mom probably would have freaked out and not done the right thing because she would not have thought quickly enough. We are so glad you are doing so well and that everything worked out including Glogirl being able to go to the Wedding. That is one she will never forget.

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  31. Holy Crap...Mommy felt ill just reading this! Poor little Waffles, thank COD Glogirly and Gloman were calm and did the best first aid, ever.

    We are sending BIG purrs. Glogirly, you deserve a cupcake for your fast thinking. And Katie, well played.

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  32. I was scared just ready that. So glad everything turned out alright. That was some fast thinking.
    Sue B

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  33. Poor Glogirly ! We're glad that Waffles is now safe : he has been really brave ! Healing purrs

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  34. Thank goodness for quick thinking by Glogirly and Gloman! We suspects our mom would have panicked instead.

    We is sooooo happy Waffles will be okay. And how pawsome the two of you touched noses. That was furry nice of you Katie!

    Purrs,
    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

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  35. Waffles - dude....you gotta find another place to hang. Glad you are ok and that everyone was "calm" and thought fast to help you out.

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  36. Oh! WoW! Waffles is such a good boy! And actually kissing him whne he gots home...Katie Yous Rocks! Wes shall keep Waffles in our Purrayers.
    Kisses
    nellie

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  37. How scary! I'm so happy that Waffles is okay. You're a good older sister Katie.

    Nubbin wiggles,
    Oskar

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  38. Oh my goodness! I'm glad he's ok! What a scary thing to happen, and probably a one in a million shot, yikes!

    On a lighter note, at least Waffles doesn't have to go through life with one Tahitian Pink eye! (or whatever the color polish it was) ;)

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  39. Oh Waffs so glad you're okay! Our Mom would have wigged out!!
    And Katie a nose kiss! Wow!!

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  40. OMC! Poor Waffles...we are so glad the pawrents thought fast. We are thrilled to find you do have some good feelings for the orange menace ;)

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  41. Waffles and Katie you have the best pet parents!! I love Glogirly and Gloman! Waffles little curiosity got him in trouble. I'm so glad you are OK!! Poor little baby!

    Katie, I always knew you had a soft spot for cutie Waffles. You are his little mother hen.

    This is a house of love.

    Take care sweet Waffles!

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  42. OMC! We are SO glad that Glogirly and Gloman were quick thinking and Waffles is okay. And Katie...we're glad you showed him some love afterwards. :)

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  43. Aww.. Head bonks and belly rubs to you both...

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  44. Wow, fast action by your peeps. Glad Waffle's eye had no serious damage.

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  45. Oh, my goodness everyone! Sooo glad that everything is OK and that Glogirly and Gloman acted with such swift determination.
    Good boy Waffles for letting them rinse your eye out, and Katie...my dear Katie, how nice that you gave the Orange Menace some TLC upon his return.
    Hope everyone is relaxing and regrouping today.
    We love you guys!
    Z Girl and The Squeedunk Cats...

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  46. That had to be terrifying!! You were a good sisfur to be nice to Waffles when he came home. We're happy to hear that he's going to be okay.

    The Florida Furkids

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  47. Thank goodness Waffles is okay. Accidents happen. It helps to keep a level head. What a good mommy and daddy the gloparents are for taking are of Waffles and giving up cake. :)

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  48. Thank heavens for smart and fast peeps and I am sure glad to hear that Waffles is A-O-K. Great work Glogirly and Gloman!!!

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  49. Whoa! TW turned on the waterworks the other day when she stepped on my paw and I cried. Imagine if she would have done this! I think I would have hid UTB and they wouldn't have gotten me out to flush my eye. Yike! I'd be blind! Glad W2 is OK.

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  50. Yikes! So glad that Waffles is ok and that he has two fast acting and pawsome pet parents!

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  51. Poor Waffles! I'm so glad he's ok!

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  52. We hope efurrybody is all back to normal today--such a scary moment!! Purrs all around!

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  53. OMC! That is so scary. We are happy that Waffles is going to be okay. Thank COD for Glogorly and Gloman taking such quick action.

    That was really nice of you to give Waff some love when he came home.

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  54. We are so happy you all kept your cool during the emergency. Good job!

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  55. Hope Waffles is a-ok this morning.

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  56. Hey Waffles! Oh my we're certainly glad you're OK! We didn't see about this 'til this morning. We hope you continue to be better.

    Hi Katie!

    Love
    Selina & MomKatt Laura

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  57. Sorry we missed all the excitement. The humans were on the road. We are relieved that all is well, Waffles. What a very scary thing to happen. it doesn't always pay to be curious. How sweet of Katie to give you a little nose bump. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Misty May, Mauricio, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  58. Thank Cod that you maneged to flush Waffles eye , before you went to the vet !
    Glad that Waffles eye is going to be OK and that Katie have him a little kiss when he came home :)
    XOXO

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