Caturday: Tipper’s Trauma

Hi, there! I’m Tipper Allen, and guess what?

I had a terrible babenture while Momma had her hands all braced up. I was playing in the basement, and the collar Momma put on me to kill the nasty fleas got caught in my mouf. Momma said it was appoza break if it got caught, but it didn’t. I ran upstairs and sat in front of her picture machine so she’d be sure and see me. Chickie came over to help, but I growled at her. I didn’t want her, I wanted MOMMA!

Momma says she thought I had caught a mouse or something, and that’s why my mouth was open, and Chickie wanted to take it away from me and that’s why I growled. But then she saw the collar was stuck in my mouf, at the back, where my jaws come together. She tried to break or unfasten the collar, but her poor little fingers were too weak.

I ran to my window seat so she could get to me better, and sat still while she got some scissors and worked with her poor little weak fingers until she cut through the collar.

I got a little blooded, and Momma cleaned me up.

I’m fine, now, and clean and white again.

Now I sleep most every night on a pillow by Momma’s head, ’cause she’s my hero!

I told Chickie I was sorry I growled at her, and we’re still friends.

I even let Adi be in the same room as me, but we pretend we aren’t.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Is your hooman your hero? Why or why not?



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One thought on “Caturday: Tipper’s Trauma

  1. Dan Antion

    August 26, 2023 at 7:05am

    Awww, Tipper, I’m sorry you got stuck like that. It had to be scary, but I’m sure you knew momma would figure something out. You’re lucky she didn’t have to go full-on-MacGyver on you (she might have enjoyed that).

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  2. Leslea Tash

    August 26, 2023 at 7:07am

    I am so glad you and Momma have each other! What an adventure.

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  3. bikerchick57

    August 26, 2023 at 11:05am

    Awww…poor Tipper baby. I’m sorry you had to go through that experience, but glad you are okay and back to your beautiful self. I bet momma is glad too. Tell her to give you a skritch and a treat from me because I think you deserve both.

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  4. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

    August 26, 2023 at 5:28pm

    Make sure momma complains to the manufacturer – if she hadn’t been there, you would have been in bad shape. False advertising!

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  5. acflory

    August 27, 2023 at 6:47pm

    Oh Tipper! That’s an awful adventure. The cat collars we have here have a section that’s elastic so if it gets caught on a branch or something you can slip out of it. But those are normal collars. I guess the flea ones aren’t the same. Commiserations from Golli and Mogi and a huge hug to you and Momma from me.

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    • Marian Allen

      August 28, 2023 at 10:57am

      I don’t know how he managed it, but trust Tipper to find some way to get in trouble.

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