Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

A little too much warm fuzzy? Not really but a reminder that small is not harmless.

Posted Thursday, December 6, 2018, at 11:12 AM
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    Looks like a pretty impressive abscess you have there Steve. I assume the surgeon sliced and diced and got it draining good. If it gets worse, or trouble healing, might want to get an xray. Those little boogers have a bad habit of leaving parts of their teeth in the wounds they make. Looks pretty close to the joint. Hope you're back to your usual soon.

    -- Posted by fair share on Thu, Dec 6, 2018, at 2:05 PM
  • Sounds like the sound of experience.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Dec 6, 2018, at 3:26 PM
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    I've seen a thing or two. 🐈

    -- Posted by fair share on Thu, Dec 6, 2018, at 3:56 PM
  • Here ya go Steve. A little pricey, but probably still cheaper than a doc and a prescription. :-)


    -- Posted by quietmike on Thu, Dec 6, 2018, at 3:59 PM
  • No good deed goes unpunished. Hope it heals quickly.

    -- Posted by lazarus on Thu, Dec 6, 2018, at 5:50 PM
  • I used to have a pair of double-thickness leather gloves; never had a cat or kitten bite through them. Had long cuffs, too.

    -- Posted by Tyger on Thu, Dec 6, 2018, at 7:26 PM
  • Quiet Mike those look tempting.

    Thanks Lazarus. After the surgeon peeled off some skin it actually looks better. Have some inside cats who like to give “love bites” that rarely hurt but they got close to this one so I had to object.

    Tyger are the double thick soft enough to grab them by the back of the neck? Most I have seen are too stiff.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Dec 6, 2018, at 9:15 PM
  • I used neatsfoot oil to soften the leather. After working it for a few days, I would let set for a while. I would then use talcum powder to soak up any excess oil. I would dust the insides, too. If I needed to do a re-treat later, I would use a wire brush to rough up the surface.

    -- Posted by Tyger on Fri, Dec 7, 2018, at 9:32 AM
  • Hmmm, never thought about doing some after-purchase conditioning. Do you remember the brand or where you got them?

    I am wearing white cloth gloves to protect the finger but still have to use bare hand if I pick them up. I try to pick even the well kittens just to condition them to humans in case someone wants to adopt.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Dec 7, 2018, at 10:02 AM
  • This was 15-20 years ago, so I don't kn0w where I got them. I do believe they were "White Mule"; don't know if they're made anymore. I, also, suspect that the leather used then is not the same as one gets today. I think that they were intended to be for welders. You might look for them.

    Sometime back, I bought some leather work gloves at Home Depot. They must be made for right-handed people; the right glove is thicker than the left. After working in them for awhile, they have gotten quite supple, especially the left. I don't think that a kitten could bite through; you might look at them.

    -- Posted by Tyger on Sat, Dec 8, 2018, at 8:58 AM
  • Thanks Tyler. Welder gloves (good ones) might be made the way I seek.

    I doubt that the quality years ago has been maintained. Most things seem to be designed with planned obsolescence or failure.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Dec 8, 2018, at 9:45 AM
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