Friday, May 25, 2012

My Ongoing Pet Saga

Well, we just got back from the vet.  
For the past few days, Indy has been trying to prevent Ester from receiving my husband's attention by nosing her in the rear end whenever Chris tries to pet her.  Today she got fed up, and a bitch slap fight ensued.  
I have to admire Indy's restraint -- he will only fight with Ester on equal footing, so he bares his teeth but makes no attempt to bite (which is good, since he could easily kill her).  Instead, he smacks her with his front paws.  It's rather comical to watch the two of them running around frantically slapping each other -- except, of course, for the fact that Ester has razor-like claws, so Indy inevitably winds up with scratches.  
Today, Ester scratched Indy's eye, so we had a fun unplanned excursion to the vet.  Indy seems happily oblivious of the abrasion, his eye is now comfortably lubricated with ointment and should heal without complication, and Ester retains her position as malevolent queen of the household.