By Nancy Allen

March 30, 2015

 

Gray Kitty Enjoying the Back Yard

Several years ago my husband Arnold and I went out to the driveway to our pickup.  It was really raining.  We didn't know one of our cats, Gray Kitty, was under the pickup somewhere to stay dry from the rain.  When we started to back up it felt like we ran over something.  Our hearts sank. We immediately jumped out of the pickup and looked and saw Gray Kitty trying to walk.  She was staggering.  We thought we ran over her.  Whatever it was, she was very frightened and trying to get away.  We were just about hysterical at that point.  I grabbed her and Arnold grabbed a box to put her in--no time to go in and get a carrier.  Arnold thought she was probably dying.  It was an extremely upsetting and a heartbreaking experience.  We loved Gray Kitty very much.  I immediately called our vet and we made a very fast dash to the veterinary clinic, Felines and Friends in Ada, OK. 

Vickie Brandon, DVM

2627 Arlington St.

Ada, OK  74820

580-436-6369 (MEOW)

Dr. Vickie Brandon quickly put us all in an exam room and she looked her over.  She was badly injured but after a thorough exam including x-rays decided that she wasn't actually run over, but was somehow badly injured under the car in an unknown way.  Dr. Brandon immediately gave her some anti-inflammatory and pain medications and some antibiotics.   She was trying to keep any major swelling from starting.  She kept her several days and nights at the clinic for treatment and observation and then we took her home.  She probably was hit in face because she kept having swelling problems around her nasal area for several weeks.  Also, she had to receive several weeks of Cosequin for recurring limping problems in one of her legs. Finally, our precious Gray Kitty got back to normal. We have never seen her go under another vehicle and any time it rains we keep her inside the house. 

It will always be a big mystery as to how she was not run over in the accident, as it seemed certain at first she had been. We just can't get that memory and experience out of our heads. We remember it like yesterday.  It was a traumatic experience. Thank God she fully recovered.

We felt Gray Kitty was rescued by several human Guardian Angels, but probably helped by some unseen.  It seems like a miracle she survived.  She is still alive and doing very well.  We our blessed to have Gray Kitty as a part of our family.  She is a very sweet cat.

 

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