She is hiding a secret, besides the fact we originally though she was a he.
We have always tried to discourage any interest by our kittens in our lamp wire. I usually unplug anything not in use but I forgot my computer wires to a laptop and this young kitten is paying the price. We are too in a way when you consider vet bills. (Thank you secret Santa)
In the 32 years we have had cats and kittens in our home we never had an issue, but Berniece (Bernie) has ended our safety streak. We noticed a plug running to a DC converter for my laptop, but it never entered our mind as to why the wire was off. Then three days ago I was petting Bernie and saw a dot of blood on her lip. Upon a closer look I saw that half of her tongue and part of her gums were discolored.
In to the vet yesterday and she determined that the chances were good Bernie had received a sock that killed a portion of her flesh. Antibiotics to avoid infection but the rest is wait and see. She still eats well but I am concerned about how losing part of her tongue will affect her drinking. So far she has not slowed down and I am killing power to every AC cord I can find at night.
A puppy can get into the same trouble so .......