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Kitten's just been hurt

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NeedACleverNN Sun 22-May-16 17:06:52

Dd out of the blue picked up tootsie and threw her for no reason.

Told Dd off immediately and went and saw to toots.

She was a bit wobbly and seemed to go into shock. About to panic and call the out of hours which we really can't afford but would if needed to when she seems to have come round. Her gums are nice and pink, she's walking on, her ears are nice and warm and her stomach is not swollen or distended.

She's currently laid on me dozing and purring at the moment but instantly wakes up if I move or touch her.

Do you think she's ok? What else should I be looking for?

I'm so cross with Dd. She knows all about gentle hands and will even tell her brother to be gentle with her. She's never done anything like this before and it's so out of character for her.

Myinlawsdidthisthebastards Sun 22-May-16 17:08:32

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NeedACleverNN Sun 22-May-16 17:08:58

She's 3

Myinlawsdidthisthebastards Sun 22-May-16 17:12:06

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NeedACleverNN Sun 22-May-16 17:15:31

I know she's only wee herself but I don't I don't understand why she's done it. She knows about this. We never leave dc alone with the cat but now we have to up the ante and overly supervise Dd when before we could almost trust her to be careful.


Myinlawsdidthisthebastards Sun 22-May-16 17:17:22

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NeedACleverNN Sun 22-May-16 17:18:12

I think it's just shook me as toots is only 10 weeks old. Dd could have seriously hurt or even killed her

Myinlawsdidthisthebastards Sun 22-May-16 17:19:23

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Myinlawsdidthisthebastards Sun 22-May-16 17:19:37

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NeedACleverNN Sun 22-May-16 17:21:47

Yeah I'm keeping a close eye.
She's still sprawled laid on me but gives me the tail flick if I dare touch her which is normal for her.

She's turned her nose up at fresh roast chicken though which is unlike her. Im hoping it's just cos she's still a bit shook up

MsMims Sun 22-May-16 17:22:11

How did your kitten land OP? On her feet? Did she hit anything? Are her pupils the same size?

HemanOrSheRa Sun 22-May-16 17:22:20

Maybe your DD misinterpreted something she's seen? I say this as DS once bit our puppy on the back leg shock. He'd seen Daddy playing with the puppy by flipping her onto her back and nibbling her paws. She loved it and still does now she's 7 years old! DS tried to copy but didn't realise Daddy didn't actually bite. DS was 4 at the time.

I'm sure Toots will be fine. Kittens are pretty sturdy.

NeedACleverNN Sun 22-May-16 17:25:57

She landed on her side I think. I wasn't with them. Dh was.

Pupils same size yes

KittensandKnitting Sun 22-May-16 17:26:04

Poor kitten sad

But they are pretty resilient, more shook up than anything I would think.

If she is walking, eating, purring and playing then chances are the kitten will be fine. Try getting her to walk towards you unless she is "gatting" I think it's called (bit like dressage horses too) then her legs should be ok.

I can't think a three year old could "throw" a wriggly kitten too far, but your need to supervise more closely for a while.

NeedACleverNN Sun 22-May-16 17:30:10

She can definitely run ok.

Dh peeled off her me much to her disgust and she legged it as soon as she was put on the floor. She's not normally allowed upstairs which is where I am now. He retrieved her after a chase and brought her back to me for her to have some rest in peace

KittensandKnitting Sun 22-May-16 17:40:05

She doesn't sound to distressed to me smile I'd be a bit worried about the chicken but I have one who sometimes likes it another that would commit murder for just a sniff.

I have three, little kitten and big cat are currently creating a "fur storm" and kitten is most definetly holding her own! They are very resilient.

I expect toots is still getting used to the place, took PTC (precious third cat) a bit of time to settle in, is very much now the one in charge smile

NeedACleverNN Sun 22-May-16 17:55:59

Toots has settled in lovely and is ruling the roost. This is the first and last incident. She's had two bits of chicken that I placed in front of her but I've now moved the bowl away to coax her to get up and move about. At the moment her bed is holding her hostage

KittensandKnitting Sun 22-May-16 17:59:30

I'm sure she is fine smile

Mine have now ceased running around like loons having had some treats and now all fast asleep in their spots smile I'm sure they will resume the craziness when I am trying to sleep.

The joys of being a cat slave owner smile

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