I normally get up at 5:45 to start getting ready for school…
This happened at 3 am.
So I’m sleeping. I wake up suddenly to my cat Dumas sitting in my bedroom window (which is within reaching distance from my bed) making a strange sound like he’s about to throw up. Naturally, although I was half asleep, I thought quickly to reach for him and attempt to remove him from my room and possibly shove him outside before he had the chance to puke.
I reach for him, and he freaks out, screams at me, wraps himself around my hand for a moment, and scratched the hell out of it. I let out a shriek of horror that I can’t even imitate. (I would know because I tried to for my friend earlier.)
Little did I know that he was actually yowling at a cat outside my bedroom window (still don’t know why he sounded so strange and like liquids were moving up his throat though), and he was very puffed up and ready to pounce, in complete attack mode. When I reached for him, it startled him and he proceeded to attack me. My scream of horror sent him dashing.
My hand was definitely bleeding with about 5 identifiable scratches, two look more like deep punctures. It’s been giving me terrible pain all day, and I can’t move my thumb, pointer, or ring finger too much without it aching immensely. I’ve washed my hands when able, changed the bandages 3 times, let it air out occasionally, had a peroxide session, everything. At one point I also examined to make sure he didn’t leave anything under my skin, and I ended up having to pull out a couple pieces of fur from one of the punctures.
Cats are awesome…not.