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Was Bitten by a Sick Kitten and the Kitten Dies

Adopting kittens in the street is normal to our family. How can you ignore a little kitty looking for warm hands that will pet them so whenever we see abandon kitten we brought them home but lately we seldom find one because we don’t go out too often and if we do, we only go to the market.

Early afternoon I have been searching for “Seungheul” he is one of the kittens we found in the garbage pit a few months ago, my sister named them.  It isn’t normal not to see him around since they usually hang out inside our house or in our porch. It was only late afternoon when my sister found him near our grandmother’s bushes, I picked the kitten and he wasn’t in good condition. He is very weak and can’t really move that much, his body is full of sand as well.

It was a few days ago when I am feeding our cats and Seungheul came home wet and shocked; my theory is he fell in the small irrigation in the field beside us since our cats love to hang-out in the grassy field to catch insects. He probably used all his force so he can go home when he heard me calling for food, and since then he looks a bit sick.

Well, seeing the kitten immobile I decided to buy a small pack of powder milk so I can feed him and the other kittens and when I open his mouth the kitten bit me hard in my thumb, I immediately drop the bowl of milk and run in the faucet to wash the wound and let it bleed. It bleed so much and hurt a lot maybe because I was too nervous since the cat that bit me is sick, and we have no knowledge if it was bitten by snake or have any other disease.  After the cat bit me, he started gasping for air and die within few minutes. I let the wound bleed thoroughly and I rub garlic in it and since I am not contented I put betadine as well.

I wasn’t sure if it is brought by nervousness but I felt feverish, my back felt sore and I felt cold a bit so I sleep early. Little did I know I have two bite marks in my thumb and I only treat one bite mark last night so maybe that’s the reason why I feel so feverish, and it made me worry right now since the kitten dies after biting me but my family teased me that it looks like I have stronger rabies than the kitten.

First Aid for Fresh Bite Wound from Webmd

If there is minor bleeding, the skin is barely broken, and there is no risk of rabies:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before and after treating the wound.
  • Wash the area with mild soap and running water to reduce the risk of infection. Pat dry.
  • Apply antibiotic ointment and cover with a clean bandage or sterile dressing.
  • To reduce swelling, apply an ice pack wrapped in a towel or a cold compress (cloth soaked in cold water) to the bruise for 5-10 minutes.
  • Call your doctor to see if you need to have the bite examined. Always seek medical attention when a child has been bitten in the head.
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Lost and Found a Turtle, Is it Thurty or Not?

It has been a few days already since my turtle pet was gone, swept away by the flood. Today, a first cousin came by to our house and informed me that he saw my turtle in the irrigation, so we followed him and we ended saw a turtle stuck inside with the frogs. It was difficult to reach the turtle so my mother asked me to look for a stick to pull the turtle out, I accidentally tripped over in the irrigation that cause my feet to bleed. The stick didn’t help because the water pressure is big so I took a hollow block to block the water from coming in as well as a flashlight to see the inside of the covered road irrigation; I have also asked my younger sister’s help since I can’t block the water and fish out the turtle at the same time.

Turtle Pet

It took us long time to fish the turtle out, and when I took it out I knew from the spot it wasn’t my Thurty, the turtle is a bit smaller and lighter and has different shell pattern. The turtle is very outgoing too, it was not even scared when I picked it, it didn’t even hide in his shell unlike Thurty who is not socially inclined like me, we both love to hide rather than socializing with people. The turtle we found doesn’t have scratches at the bottom too, Thurty has scratches because we found him in the street after being hit and run by someone’s motorcycle.

Well, I still took the newly found turtle home and kept in on the green pail where I kept my old turtle. I’ve been missing Thurty that every time I feed our pets I always throw a second look at the green pail wishing he didn’t run away.

The new turtle maybe signifies the new me, my new and improved attitude and like Thurty, it was also reminding me to take things slower and wait for right and perfect divine timing before I rush myself out.

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Letting Go of My Turtle Thurty

It rained a lot last night; it was very heavy with thunderstorm and lightning. I am half-awake and half-asleep when my mother wakes me up to look after my turtle. Since I am dead tired to wake up from severe headache, I just whimper and went back to sleep. I had a developing headache before we pay a visit in our second degree cousin confined in a provincial hospital and it became severe when we went home, I think it was from eating barbecue chicken head; it was maybe frozen for a long time so food intolerance strike. I didn’t wake up too because I was a bit lazy and I have thought the turtle can breathe underwater and won’t escape and even if he escape it won’t matter since I am planning to set him free anyway.

Turtle

This morning, I was still in bed when my mother yelled that my turtle was gone already. I get up and look at the pail where I have kept it, the turtle was really gone and the pail is full of water, although I have already accepted that the turtle might be gone when I wake up in the morning I still look and asked around if anyone see it.  Well, I’ll surely miss Thurty, Baol as my father fondly call him.

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Blackie, the Korean dog

Meet “Blackie”, I don’t know what’s his name I just called him Blackie every time I saw him around the neighborhood. I think the store owner in the corner owns him, because that’s where I saw him at night, he is busy smelling for food in the garbage bag when I throw some egg cartoons, just so lucky I brought my camera as we are going to the gym, he posed for me but he looked quite unhappy. His cute, isn’t it?

Camera Critters

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