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Maggie’s Broken Leg

posted at 1:19 pm
on Jun. 26, 2008

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Maggie decided today to jump from my office window ledge down to the balcony outside the kitchen.

I didn’t see her jump.  When I heard the thump of her landing, I ran downstairs and found her waiting to be let in.

She was limping around, and her nose was bleeding a bit.  No brain juice was leaking out her ears. I took that to be a good sign.

She was pretty calm, and not hissy or scared. She’s a tough cat.

We took Maggie to see Nikki, our vet.

Nikki took X-rays.

Nikki asked us… do you have pet insurance?

We said… no.

She said… oh.

Maggie has a broken left front leg bone.  She’ll get a splint, and probably won’t need surgery, though we’ll know later today for sure.

It’ll take 6 weeks to heal, and at the end of it, Nikki says Maggie probably won’t have learned any sort of lesson from the experience. Because, you know, she’s a cat.

At least now I know what I’m going to be spending my global warming tax refund check on.

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