|Jun. 18th, 2009 @ 08:53 am My life is exciting|
Last night when I was going to bed, ratzeo had just bid me goodnight and was about to leave the room when we heard yelling outside our window. ratzeo took a look outside, said that it sounded like a cat had gotten out, and left to see if he could help.
Soon after he did so, there was a *WHUMP* and much scrabbling as the cat in question hurled herself at our window and started scaling our screen. (Let me tell you, I'm glad we knew that the situation involved a cat, because if I just heard yelling and then something slammed into my window in the dark, I would have shat a brick.) I think I yelled something inane like, "I found her!" and went to grab my glasses, but before I could do so, all of the cat's jumping and clawing caused our screen to pop out, and she hurtled through the open window into our bedroom.
Lost Cat went shooting into the living room, I grabbed my glasses, and then she came shooting back with a Kershach chasing her. >_<
(I think, though, that Kershach wasn't trying to attack her, but was just terribly excited at all the fuss and the strange cat. When she ran into the bathroom and hid, he stayed outside, pacing and looking around eagerly, with his tail up and ears forward. He was probably just confused as to why she was so freaked out.)
Lost Cat hid in the bathroom, doing the scared-cat-yowl, and ratzeo went in to get her. He coaxed her out and she let herself be picked up, so he took her to the balcony, which has access to the street and where one of her owners came to meet us. Of course, the moment she was taken outside, Lost Cat flipped the fuck out and started clawing ratzeo, trying to get away. He managed to give her to the owner, but she was still freaked and went the opposite route, digging her claws in and refusing to let go. The other owner arrived and was eventually able to get Lost Cat to remove her blades from human flesh, leaving only two of the four humans bloodied - in pain, but not seriously injured.
It turns out that the cat was from an apartment on the floor above us, and somehow knocked out their window screen and fell to our balcony. It seemed like she was an indoor-only cat who was severely freaked out to be outside (not to mention having fallen out a window), and was also quite small, so could have been young as well. This would explain why she was so unhinged. I wish we'd thought to wrap her in a towel when ratzeo picked her up, but she was relatively calm while she was in the apartment, probably because it was indoors.
ratzeo is fine, though I went D: D: D: a lot at his wounds. He'll have some impressive battle scars for a few days, but nothing deep. Kershach is also fine, though he remained very alert to strange noises for awhile - he was totally chill, though, and flopped around a lot begging for pets. I'm not sure if the excitement made him happy, or if he wanted reassurance that we weren't getting a replacement cat or something. :P In any case, he got lots of pets and some treats, and was a happy purring lump for the rest of the night.
My exciting life. o_o