Sunday, October 21, 2012

There's a Cat on My Head!

by Leann

My husband has been gone the past week hunting. That means Rosie the dog and Wexford the cat can take up as much room as possible in the bed at night. In fact, they actually started being increasingly annoying about WHEN we would go to bed--as in begging, barking, scratching furniture and toppling stuff off the table next to me. Yes. They own me.

Friday night I stayed up way too late, enjoying my last evening off before the husband came home. I was tired and I thought since Wexford had bothered me so much about going to bed that he was tired, too. Nope. He's more about making sure where I am than going right to sleep. But I thought the dog was knocked out completely. Wrong there, too.

Perhaps I need to backtrack. Since we moved in to this lovely temporary home, I have been bothered by hives and insect bites--and sometimes I wake up with bites on my face. Last weekend I sprayed bug killer under the bed and attached a piece of fly paper to the wall near where I sleep as I was seeing tiny little gnats at times.

Friday night, I was just dozing off when all of a sudden there is a chase--a very noisy frantic chase, I might add. The cat ended up using my head as a launching pad and the dog was hot on his tail. She ran over me, too. What in the HECK was going on? No more dozing. Up I got, wanting to know what was with these two fur friends--who had just become bed enemies. The dog was sitting in the living room looking very guilty. I didn't know why. Then, before I could go to sleep again, I heard the cat under the bed playing with a rattling toy. A LOT. I went to sleep, woke up to the rattling toy again about 3 AM and then was finally forced to get up T 7. THE NOISE! Oh, and my head hurt. That's when I found blood matted in my hair. A mirror revealed a four inch scratch on my scalp, still oozing a little. Thank you, Wexford!

But my unhappiness with my fur friends turned to laughter when I was at the back glass door waiting for Rosie to finish her business. I heard the rattling toy again. Only it wasn't a toy. Wexford came into the kitchen with fly paper stuck firmly to his side, the little attached tube dragging noisily on the floor. No wonder he'd freaked out. He had what he probably thought was a snake clinging to his body all night--and the dog probably thought so too and thus the late night chase. Wexford didn't protest at all when I pulled the fly paper off of him--along with quite a bit of hair. Payback for the scratch on my head, and the wonderful bruise on my arm, I decided.

Ever have a night like that? I'd love to hear about it. :-)

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ouch!!

I'm not sure my story is so bad but we have a new kitten (she's now about 9 weeks old) called Agatha and I guess when we got her she missed her mom a lot because she sleeps right in the crook of my neck and I wake up and find little scratches on my neck where she sticks her claws in sometimes when she moves around a bit! She's now taken to sitting on my face as a wakeup call - luckily she's only small!!

Adrienne said...

And this was supposed to be a 'relaxed' night before hubby came home? Wow! I hope you're healing and can get rid of those tiny critters giving you hives.
Adrienne in MN

Rocio Otero said...

me encanta tu blog!

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Leann Sweeney said...

Fun night. NOT! Cats like people's heads for some reason. And the cat I lost this year was named Agatha, btw!

Yvonne said...

Yikes! To think, I complain when my cat Cookie pushes my head off the pillow and the curls herself in the center of it. If I don't move, the claws come out. So, I move my head pretty fast. LOL

Leann Sweeney said...

Thanks Rocio and Yvonne, I had to have my husband part my hair and put neosporin on the BIG scratch. He said it looked pretty inflammed so I'm hoping this won't lead to an infection. No matter that I shampooed my hair after "the event," hair still likes to collect germs. I have a very tender scalp and I am NOT happy with my Wexford! But no more fly paper. EVER. :-)

Annette said...

At one time we had 2 cats, both wonderful babies. But, every now and then, they would decide Night Time Was the Best Time...for playing chase- around the house, and at times around our bed, and at other times across the bed. I had had it one night, reached down, picked up a shoe and threw it to make noise and get them to run away. It went through a window. That made them both very curious...they came back into the bedroom ...the rest of the night they were both telling me about the mysterious broken window.

Leann Sweeney said...

Annette, at least nothing broke except the skin on my (very hard) head! Bet you had zero sleep THAT night!

Jeannie D. said...

LOL! with the exception of your injury, that is so funny. It sounds like my house with my Persian male and Maine Coon little girl. They fight over who is sleeping on my side of the bed. Scooter my persian has been with us since birth, so naturaly he feels it is his place althought he will sleep on Hubby's side. Girlie, my Maine Coon has been with us 3 years. She is a lover and loves to snuggle. So naturally she wants my side. So, if Scooter goes to the bathroom in the night, on his way back, she chases him. He jumps on the bed runs across the hubby and me and into the window with a wild Maine coon in pursuit. It is like "Groundhog Day" night after night. Eventually one or both gives up and finds another favorite spot. Glad to know I am not the only one.

Leann Sweeney said...

Groundhog Day is right! Except I will skip the injury next time!

Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf said...

Oh my gosh *laughing uncontrollably*

Too funny...and we have those mad chases around the house at night too...made all the more mysterious by the factg that we only have one pet. Our cat Piper chases outdoor creatures by madly running from window to window, room to room all night!

Leann Sweeney said...

I only have one cat right now but he does that ALL DAY LONG. Birds in the front, squirrels in the back, oops birds in the back now and I think there's a raccoon ... or maybe a deer. Yup. ALL.DAY.LONG! :-)

Elizabeth said...

Cute blog...NEW FOLLOWER.

Found you on Cindy's Book & Bits.

Will be back to visit again.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
http://silversolara.blogspot.com/2012/10/book-blogger-hop-1026-111.html

Leann Sweeney said...

Thanks ELizabeth. Glad you found us!