Friday, August 14, 2009

Bugsy the Pirate

The great news is that Bugsy the Pirate is home. As expected, he's a cone-head for the next 5-7 days...and boy does he hate it. We've been home a couple of hours now, and he walks around the house (1) bumping into things with the edge of the cone/collar because he's not used to the extra width (hmmm, should I put a "wide load" sign on him?), and (2) stopping suddenly and backing up, as if he can get the thing to come off that way. Tricking it to come off, yeah, that's the ticket!

Otherwise, he's kinda nervous and anxious in his walking around, not ready to settle down in one place yet. He'll lay down for a few minutes, then get right back up and wander some more. I'm sure he'll settle down for a nap soon enough, though. He did eat a little bit, until Pixie came along for a good sniff of "Eau d' Vet". As you'd expect the other kitties have been cautiously approaching to see just what's different (the smells! the cone! the...hey, dood, where's your eye?!).

Here's a short video I took...if'n it works/posts correctly. This is my first video on a post! Watch out world, a monster may have been created...and I ain't talking about the kitty with the stitches....

And a couple of pictures (don't look if you're squeamish!):

Hopefully things will all settle down here in awhile and Bugsy will get adjusted to the new sight and the (temporary) wide-load cone.



Sam and Andy said...

We are all soooooooo happy that Bugsy is home and purray that he will soon be totally well and adjusted to this change.

You took a great movie!!!! Mom's movies are all so shaky that we get motion sick trying to watch them.....:)

love, hugs and purrs from us

peggy and The Cats said...

We are very glad that Bugsy is home. We bet he's glad too. Everycat hates those e collars, how long will Bugsy have to wear his?
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Anonymous said...

Maybe you should get the little guy a patch!

The Island Cats said...

Oh man! We've been thinking about Bugsy all day! We are SO happy he is home now and seems to be doing well. We can unnerstand about that collar thingey...we wouldn't wanna wear it sez they make soft e-collars...not sure where you can buy them but it's a just a thought if Bugsy doesn't do well with that cone thingey...

We even looked at the pictures...we didn't get to squimish..they aren't so bad...but we're with Tristan and Crikey...maybe a pirate's patch is in order??? We think Bugsy would like that! Heehee!

Shadow said...

Bugsy I love that wink! You look great for just getting back from the vet! Recover quickly hun! Shadow

Eric and Flynn said...

Welcome home Bugsy. We are glad everything went well for you.Everything will seem a bit strange at first but you will soon get used to it. Mum had a one eyed cat many years ago and it didn't bother him one bit.

Angel and Kirby said...

Bugsy, you are as handsome as ever! We are glad you are home. It won't be long till that Wide load comes off!

Amy said...

Oh that is so great that he is home - I am sure he is very glad too! Hopefully he will get used to his collar quickly so that he can get comfortable.

Fin said...

Mom is squeamish but we had to come by and say how happy we are that the Bugster is doing okay.

Thank Cod Mom has not figured out how to make a video!

Noir in Texas said...

Bless Baby Bugsy's heart. Tommy just went 'aaahhhh..' I'm glad my fellow man cat is home! Take some time to get use to everything, yet I know he'll get good real soon!

Noir the Neighbor

Psalms 121

The Monkeys said...

Bugsy, you look great! That cone has got to go though. We weren't too queasy to look at the pictures. You're still as handsome as ever!

The Creek Cats said...

Look how happy Bugsy is to be back home! We are so thankful his surgery went well and we purray his recovery is short and uneventful!

We have heard about inflatable e-collars. Apparently they are more comfortable. Maggie had to wear the plastic one and hated every minute of it. She was so small, the smallest one kept falling off of her. Hopefully Bugsy will get used to his and not even notice it!

Welcome Home Bugsy!!!

JC said...

I'm glad he's home.
He'll get used to it.

Reese =^..^= said...

Welcome home, Bugsy!

Jasmim said...

Oh ! I'm very happy to hear that Bugsy is at home ! Soon, he will 100% =)

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artangan Rumblepurr said...

Awww!!! Yippee to Bugsy, and welcome home!!!!!!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

So glad Bugsy is home and moving about. It must be hard to adjust to the stitches and the cone but he sure does look lovey-dovey.

pughy said...

So glad Bugsy is home, he can recover with his family to love him. I hope he settles and gets used to his collar.

Hugs GJ xx

Melvin said...

Ohhh! He looks so handsome as a pirate cat!
We're so happy to hear about his surgery going well.

Hahaha. I love it and totally agree with Tristan and Crikey, he needs a patch!

Milo and Alfie, and our Mom said...

We're so glad Bugsy is home and it was lovely to see him ~ although his pitiful little cries made us want to smooch him better.
We're sure he will adjust in time and it must be horrible wiv that cone on his head.
We think he deserves EXTRA treats.

Love, ((((((hugs))))) and purrs from us.

Arfblog said...

Greetings to Bugsy from our one-eyed uncle Mosje. He says people should always pet you on the left side first, so they don't startle you.
And a lot of well wishes from us. Hope you can get rid of that cone soon. Fashionwise you can wear a lot, but this is a bit too much.

Everycat said...

Welcome home Bugsy! Don't worry big fella, the cone will soon be gone and you will enjoy your new view of the world.

Our Mum loves Bugsy's chirrups!

Stay chilled Bugsy dude!

Whicky Wuudler & Family

Lyn said...

So glad he's home where he will get better day by day. I will keep popping back to check his progress.
Love and hugs
Lyn and Lucy

Anya said...

We are so happy Bugsy is home
and he feels a little better :)
The video is nice but my Mommy want to give bugsy a hug :))
Home is the best for him than he is with the family the loves him.
The collar looks not funny :(
big hugs from us
Kareltje =^.^=
Anya :)

Mishkat said...

We're really glad to see that Bugsy is home! And we hate those Elizabethan collars too - we are sure he will be very relieved to get it off.

His eye does not look bad to us at all. We still think he looks very handsome. And Tasha says she agrees with Mosje about approaching from the left side for a while.

Hugs and purrs from
Tasha, Franklin, Dobby, and Katie

P.S. the video looks great! We enjoyed it.

CCL Wendy said...

Poor Bugsy! His mewing just broke my heart. He actually looks much better in the video than he does in that close up with the stitches, though. I think it's the lighting.

He seems a bit disoriented -- likely the combination of the collar and the loss of the eye. However, I'm sure he'll be back to normal quite soon. As I've said -- kitties ability to adapt is amazing!

Hugs and Kisses from the 3-Ds and me, Bugsy-Boy! You're a real trooper!

DEBRA said...

Bugsy we are SOOOOOOOO happy you are home, and buddy we feel your pain, But it won't be long and you'll be outta that collar and all well again. We will keep you in our purrs.


LindaGJ said...

Oh I have been waiting to see how Bugsy was doing! That was a really good video, by the way, & helped me get to know him a little better too! Bugsy is still beautiful as ever and he does look like a furry Pirate!! :) There is just one thing, he's just more cute that's all! Lot's of love and attention and he will be just fine! Kitties adapt very quickly to such things. Once the cone is off he will be so relieved he won't even know he has just one eye because he'll be able to see so much better than with a cone! So I think the cone is a good adjustment. My heart also goes out to you "MOM"! You have to be very strong to go through this with him. I just am so happy Bugsy is healthy again and will be with us to enjoy for a very long time!
Please give him a big hug for me.
Our prayers have been answered! Now the hard part is over, then the cone comes off, and it's smooth sailing!
Many purrs to you and Bugsy! I hope you keep us posted!
My kitty Kenzie told me to give him a huge Purr and MEOW for him too. I think she has a crush on him as he looks so... manly now! ;)
She told me to tell you that Bugsy deserves many treats and new toys to play with!!!
Linda & Kenzie :)

Daisy said...

Bugsy, I'm sorry you have to be a conehead for a little while, but I am happy to see you home and feeling well!

Baby Patches said...

Hai mai furriends, I so sorry to hears dat Bugsy had to has his eye removed but happy he homes now wif your momma. I hopes he feels much betters soon.


SeaThreePeeO said...

I am so gald that Bugsy is home and doing so well, even with the collar on.

Our lab had to where one of those collars once. He soon learnt he could ram our legs with it!

Katie and Da Katz said...

We iz late sindin our purrs cuz mom and daisy bin busy getting Daisys Special Kitten Unit noo home assingmintz...

We iz glad to see Bugsy made it troo hims surgery stuffoms... Bootsie say dat cones is no fun.

We wz wndering why it looks like hims eye iz still dehr?? Iz hims just gonna lose sites init?

purrin fur a whole recofurry!

da Katie Katz Gang

Anonymous said...

We are so thrilled Bugsy is doing well!!! We just want to come give him smooches and hugs!!! WTG Buddy...You are such a handsome boy in your movie. You even look like you can be an extra in the next Star Wars movie.

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