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Old July 7th 08, 02:43 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Susan M[_3_]
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Default Weird Scary Chester Experience - any ideas?

In the middle of the night, Chester woke up us by suddenly running out
of our bathroom. It sounded weird - like a pair of running shoes was
tied to him - slow and heavy and with a weird thumping sound where you
didn't expect to hear it.

I jumped out of bed but Fred had his earplugs in. I got downstairs to
hear Chester in the basement and some frantic scratching like he was
trying to climb straight up the drywall. I got scared then and ran back
to get Fred, in case I needed a second pair of hands to, at the time I
thought, untangle him. Of course, in that precious minute, he
disappeared into the storage room, which is crammed with things from our
renovation. I spent an hour and a half looking for him to no avail.
The fact that he headed to the storage room meant that he was scared as
that is his safe spot - and there was no way that he was going to give
himself up. I looked in every single nook and cranny and absolutely
could not find his spot. I went back to bed, completely terrified that
he had something wrapped around his foot and circulation was being cut
off. Couldn't sleep at all - just lied there listening for hours.

In the AM, I got up super early and raced downstairs to call him. He
appeared from behind me (mothership teleportation again) and has a
bloody claw but no other obvious physical wounds. He wouldn't come
upstairs for a long time, his ridge was partly up, his pupils dilated,
and he was walking a little funny on his injured paw. After some time,
he came up and had a tiny snack and a few treats. The water is in our
bathroom, where he just won't go, so I put out some water downstairs.
He walked around and sniffed the floor and was brave enough only for the
basement and main floor. Won't go upstairs and is now back in hiding in
the storage room.

What happened? Did some creature (raccoon?) sneak into the house
yesterday afternoon when I was unloading groceries - but the cat food
wasn't touched all night so that doesn't make sense. Did he see a
raccoon in the screen in the bathroom and that was enough to scare him?
- but that doesn't make sense by the sound he made when he ran. Did he
get tangled in something in Jane's room since some things were also
knocked off her dresser? - I'll have to ask her when she's up. Could he
have had a mini stroke and it scared him and he ran like that because
his back legs weren't working?

I'm very worried about him. I'm trying to figure out how I can possibly
catch him and take him to TED, since I'm worried he might have had a
stroke. His eyes are still quite dilated. Or that he got a bite from
some creature that might infect him.

Susan M
Otis and Chester
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Old July 7th 08, 03:02 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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Default Weird Scary Chester Experience - any ideas?




"Susan M" wrote in message
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In the middle of the night, Chester woke up us by suddenly running out of
our bathroom. It sounded weird - like a pair of running shoes was tied to
him - slow and heavy and with a weird thumping sound where you didn't
expect to hear it.

I jumped out of bed but Fred had his earplugs in. I got downstairs to
hear Chester in the basement and some frantic scratching like he was
trying to climb straight up the drywall. I got scared then and ran back
to get Fred, in case I needed a second pair of hands to, at the time I
thought, untangle him. Of course, in that precious minute, he disappeared
into the storage room, which is crammed with things from our renovation.
I spent an hour and a half looking for him to no avail. The fact that he
headed to the storage room meant that he was scared as that is his safe
spot - and there was no way that he was going to give himself up. I
looked in every single nook and cranny and absolutely could not find his
spot. I went back to bed, completely terrified that he had something
wrapped around his foot and circulation was being cut off. Couldn't sleep
at all - just lied there listening for hours.

In the AM, I got up super early and raced downstairs to call him. He
appeared from behind me (mothership teleportation again) and has a bloody
claw but no other obvious physical wounds. He wouldn't come upstairs for
a long time, his ridge was partly up, his pupils dilated, and he was
walking a little funny on his injured paw. After some time, he came up
and had a tiny snack and a few treats. The water is in our bathroom,
where he just won't go, so I put out some water downstairs. He walked
around and sniffed the floor and was brave enough only for the basement
and main floor. Won't go upstairs and is now back in hiding in the
storage room.

What happened? Did some creature (raccoon?) sneak into the house
yesterday afternoon when I was unloading groceries - but the cat food
wasn't touched all night so that doesn't make sense. Did he see a raccoon
in the screen in the bathroom and that was enough to scare him? - but that
doesn't make sense by the sound he made when he ran. Did he get tangled
in something in Jane's room since some things were also knocked off her
dresser? - I'll have to ask her when she's up. Could he have had a mini
stroke and it scared him and he ran like that because his back legs
weren't working?

I'm very worried about him. I'm trying to figure out how I can possibly
catch him and take him to TED, since I'm worried he might have had a
stroke. His eyes are still quite dilated. Or that he got a bite from
some creature that might infect him.

Susan M
Otis and Chester


Poor Chester! I'd grab him and vet him by all means-- why can't you get
him? Is he hunkered down in some inaccessible place?

--
Theresa, Stinky and Dante
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Old July 7th 08, 03:19 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Susan M[_3_]
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Default Weird Scary Chester Experience - any ideas?

Kreisleriana wrote:
Poor Chester! I'd grab him and vet him by all means-- why can't you get
him? Is he hunkered down in some inaccessible place?


He hides in the storage room and I absolutely can't figure out where.
I'm going to get the crate and put it in the bathroom and go downstairs
with some treats. If he comes out, I can grab him and stuff him in the
crate I hope. I'll get one chance but since he's so scared right now I
think he'll be really hard to handle. If I take the crate to the
downstairs bathroom, he'll hear the telltale sound of the crate and
never come out. If I keep it upstairs, he might not let me hold him
long enough to get him upstairs.

I'll keep you updated as I am late for work with a blistering
non-movable Friday deadline and oncologist appointment with my MIL, who
is doing much worse over the weekend.

Susan M
Otis and Chester

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Old July 7th 08, 03:22 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Kreisleriana[_3_]
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"Susan M" wrote in message
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Kreisleriana wrote:
Poor Chester! I'd grab him and vet him by all means-- why can't you get
him? Is he hunkered down in some inaccessible place?


He hides in the storage room and I absolutely can't figure out where. I'm
going to get the crate and put it in the bathroom and go downstairs with
some treats. If he comes out, I can grab him and stuff him in the crate I
hope. I'll get one chance but since he's so scared right now I think
he'll be really hard to handle. If I take the crate to the downstairs
bathroom, he'll hear the telltale sound of the crate and never come out.
If I keep it upstairs, he might not let me hold him long enough to get him
upstairs.



Little bugger!
Purrs he comes out-- bigger purrs that all is well.


--
Theresa, Stinky and Dante
drtmuirATearthlink.net

Stinky Pictures: http://community.webshots.com/album/125591586JWEFwh

I'll keep you updated as I am late for work with a blistering non-movable
Friday deadline and oncologist appointment with my MIL, who is doing much
worse over the weekend.

Susan M
Otis and Chester



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Old July 7th 08, 03:38 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Susan M[_3_]
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Default Weird Scary Chester Experience - any ideas?

Kreisleriana wrote:

Little bugger!
Purrs he comes out-- bigger purrs that all is well.


Well, can't find him. Just can't. If I spent 1.5 hours last night and
couldn't, not sure that I'll be able to do so now. Hopefully he'll calm
down a little bit today and our nanny and kids will call me if he appears.

Susan M
Otis and Chester
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Old July 7th 08, 03:54 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Daniel Mahoney
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Default Weird Scary Chester Experience - any ideas?

I'm very worried about him. I'm trying to figure out how I can possibly
catch him and take him to TED, since I'm worried he might have had a
stroke. His eyes are still quite dilated. Or that he got a bite from
some creature that might infect him.

Susan M
Otis and Chester


That sounds scary for all concerned. We're sending overall purrs for
things to settle down for all of you, and for Chester to calm down, come
out of hiding, and be in good health.

Dan
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Old July 7th 08, 04:35 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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Default Weird Scary Chester Experience - any ideas?

Susan M wrote:
Kreisleriana wrote:

Little bugger!
Purrs he comes out-- bigger purrs that all is well.


Well, can't find him. Just can't. If I spent 1.5 hours last night
and couldn't, not sure that I'll be able to do so now. Hopefully
he'll calm down a little bit today and our nanny and kids will call
me if he appears.
Susan M
Otis and Chester


Well, good luck finding him, Susan! Either that, or I hope he emerges
unscathed. You may never find out what spooked him, you know. How weird.
Purrs to you, Chester, and your family.

kili


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Old July 7th 08, 07:57 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Joy
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Default Weird Scary Chester Experience - any ideas?

"Susan M" wrote in message
...
In the middle of the night, Chester woke up us by suddenly running out of
our bathroom. It sounded weird - like a pair of running shoes was tied to
him - slow and heavy and with a weird thumping sound where you didn't
expect to hear it.

I jumped out of bed but Fred had his earplugs in. I got downstairs to
hear Chester in the basement and some frantic scratching like he was
trying to climb straight up the drywall. I got scared then and ran back
to get Fred, in case I needed a second pair of hands to, at the time I
thought, untangle him. Of course, in that precious minute, he disappeared
into the storage room, which is crammed with things from our renovation.
I spent an hour and a half looking for him to no avail. The fact that he
headed to the storage room meant that he was scared as that is his safe
spot - and there was no way that he was going to give himself up. I
looked in every single nook and cranny and absolutely could not find his
spot. I went back to bed, completely terrified that he had something
wrapped around his foot and circulation was being cut off. Couldn't sleep
at all - just lied there listening for hours.

In the AM, I got up super early and raced downstairs to call him. He
appeared from behind me (mothership teleportation again) and has a bloody
claw but no other obvious physical wounds. He wouldn't come upstairs for
a long time, his ridge was partly up, his pupils dilated, and he was
walking a little funny on his injured paw. After some time, he came up
and had a tiny snack and a few treats. The water is in our bathroom,
where he just won't go, so I put out some water downstairs. He walked
around and sniffed the floor and was brave enough only for the basement
and main floor. Won't go upstairs and is now back in hiding in the
storage room.

What happened? Did some creature (raccoon?) sneak into the house
yesterday afternoon when I was unloading groceries - but the cat food
wasn't touched all night so that doesn't make sense. Did he see a raccoon
in the screen in the bathroom and that was enough to scare him? - but that
doesn't make sense by the sound he made when he ran. Did he get tangled
in something in Jane's room since some things were also knocked off her
dresser? - I'll have to ask her when she's up. Could he have had a mini
stroke and it scared him and he ran like that because his back legs
weren't working?

I'm very worried about him. I'm trying to figure out how I can possibly
catch him and take him to TED, since I'm worried he might have had a
stroke. His eyes are still quite dilated. Or that he got a bite from
some creature that might infect him.

Susan M
Otis and Chester


Purrs for you and Chester. I hope you'll be able to get him to the vet
soon, and that he'll be okay.

Joy


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Old July 7th 08, 08:13 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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Default Weird Scary Chester Experience - any ideas?

Susan M wrote:

In the middle of the night, Chester woke up us by suddenly running out
of our bathroom. It sounded weird - like a pair of running shoes was
tied to him - slow and heavy and with a weird thumping sound where you
didn't expect to hear it.


I jumped out of bed but Fred had his earplugs in. I got downstairs to
hear Chester in the basement and some frantic scratching like he was
trying to climb straight up the drywall... [snip]


What happened? Did some creature (raccoon?) sneak into the house
yesterday afternoon when I was unloading groceries - but the cat food
wasn't touched all night so that doesn't make sense. Did he see a
raccoon in the screen in the bathroom and that was enough to scare him?
- but that doesn't make sense by the sound he made when he ran. Did he
get tangled in something in Jane's room since some things were also
knocked off her dresser? - I'll have to ask her when she's up. Could he
have had a mini stroke and it scared him and he ran like that because
his back legs weren't working?


Poor guy, something obviously freaked him out. What a weird mystery. I
sure hope he's OK, and that you can catch him soon to get him checked out!

--
Joyce ^..^

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Old July 7th 08, 08:47 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Victor Martinez[_2_]
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Default Weird Scary Chester Experience - any ideas?

On Jul 7, 8:43*am, Susan M wrote:
I'm very worried about him. *I'm trying to figure out how I can possibly
catch him and take him to TED, since I'm worried he might have had a
stroke. *His eyes are still quite dilated. *Or that he got a bite from
some creature that might infect him.


Lots of purrs, hopefully you'll be able to catch him soon and get him
to TED.

Victor
 




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