This is my kitty. She is happy to lay next to people, but is less thrilled about being petted and definitely does not want to be picked up.
She has a zero tolerance policy for things most of the time, and tends to bite when she doesn’t like what’s happening. Usually, she gives me a warning “nibble” to express her displeasure, (she never growls or hisses).
Yesterday however, I ignored the nibble and kept petting her. Stupid on my part. I was batting at her paws. Apparently, she really didn’t like that because she bit me hard and broke the skin which she has never done.
So… I had a doctor’s appointment anyway today and asked him about it and he made me update my tetanus shot and put me on antibiotics for a week. No joke.
I mean, in fairness he said that you don’t mess around with wounds on your hands, but it is just a tiny little thing. It’s red and inflamed, but it’s not like infected. I don’t know. Obviously, I am not a doctor.
So… that was my fun this morning. Again, totally my fault. I absolutely should have known better than to harass my cat. She’s older and not into being prodded at.
All I can say is thankfully the arm where I got the shot doesn’t hurt really. So that’s good.
Sigh. Lesson learned.