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Rocky (and Baxter)
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25 April 2007
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23 February 2023 - 6:14 pm
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Oh that sweet boy! I'm glad you are both doing alright today and hope tomorrow is even better.

I think that it makes sense he's sore a day or two later. Inflammation takes time to develop and that's what really hurts. When I go for a long run, usually two days later I'm really feeling it, not so much the next day. I'm no doctor so who knows.

Keep on healing guys! Team Baxter has got this!

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26 January 2017
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24 February 2023 - 4:38 pm
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Baxter seems to be pretty close to back to normal today. He can jump on the couch/bed again and chased squirrels this morning. I realized last night that I hadn't seen him poop for a couple of days, but he took care of that business this morning after the squirrel chasing. 

With Baxter on the mend, I went ahead and saw the nurse practitioner at my doctor's office. I'm on antibiotics now too. She said if you get bit by a cat, it's almost a guarantee it will get infected, so they just treat it that way. It's bruising a bit, but no swelling or anything and I still feel fine. But I'll start my antibiotics tonight. 

Also stopped by Animal Control and filed a report. The woman there said she'd talk to the owners and just emphasize they need to be really mindful of keeping a cat that aggressive indoors so it can't hurt anyone. Hopefully that goes well. 

One silver lining: A couple of years ago, I bought Baxter this really nice doggie bed for his gotcha day. I think he's spent a total of about two minutes in it since I got it for him. I had two beds I bought for Rocky post-amputation that he didn't really use all that often. So Baxter inherited those and they're what he typically sleeps in. But last night, he actually got in the "new" bed and slept in it for a bit. 

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David and Rocky (and Baxter now too!)

Rocky had his right front leg amputated on Valentine's Day 2017 after being diagnosed with osteosarcoma.

He joined the September Saints on September 3, 2017.

He is the toughest, bravest, sweetest and best friend I'll ever know. 

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24 February 2023 - 6:59 pm
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Baxter you are so darn cute, love seeing you in that very cushy bed looking so relaxed. What a relief that you are jumping and chasing evil skwirrels again!

David I'm glad you got medical attention. I have also heard that about cat bites from veterinary technicians, so better to be safe. Yeah, I hope the cat doesn't do that to anyone else. Scary! Feel better furiend.

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