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jwaneeta ([personal profile] jwaneeta) wrote2009-04-19 07:37 pm

whoa

Sonuvabitch. I was just watching Animal Planet and they had a sequence about bats: bats never attack people, bats eat bad insects, etc. All of which I agree with. I like bats.

For some reason, bats like me, too. Since I've lived here, in my rental and my house, I've called animal rescue several times to get a bat out and taken to the bat cave at the zoo. The bats here are very cute, btw -- they look like little pug dogs with wings.

Anyway, when my cat Harry got sick, me and the vets went nearly crazy trying to figure out the origin of his illness, cryptococcus. Harry was an indoor cat, see, and his exposure was a maddening question mark. I told the vets about the day I found a little bat head and part of a wing, but they didn't think it was related at all.

But on AP just now they mentioned that even non vampiric bats carry dangerous fungal infections, and mentioned cryptococcus.

Oh, Harry. You brought down a flying bat, and the bat killed you in turn. My poor crazy boy.

I miss you.
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[personal profile] rahirah 2009-04-20 04:54 am (UTC)(link)
Cat hubris. :headshake:

[identity profile] jwaneeta.livejournal.com 2009-04-20 05:28 am (UTC)(link)
He had to eat it. He all the food a cat could ever need, but he had to eat that prey. Oh Harry.

[identity profile] jwaneeta.livejournal.com 2009-04-20 07:41 am (UTC)(link)
There's not saving them from their pride. Fuck.

[identity profile] spankingfemme.livejournal.com 2009-04-20 06:36 am (UTC)(link)
:( Aw! I'm sorry to hear that your cat got killed from cyptococcus :/ I'd never even heard of that until now

[identity profile] jwaneeta.livejournal.com 2009-04-20 06:43 am (UTC)(link)
BB it was just so creepy


I'm thinking about putting this intelligence together with vets, but I don't want to ignite a scare against bats

[identity profile] spankingfemme.livejournal.com 2009-04-20 06:53 am (UTC)(link)
I can understand not wanting to do that for fear of how people will react, but I doubt your vet would react like that. How long ago did your cat die?
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D'awww

[identity profile] jazzypom.livejournal.com 2009-04-20 05:51 pm (UTC)(link)
You know what cats are like.

I like your icons. Nice.

Re: D'awww

[identity profile] jwaneeta.livejournal.com 2009-04-24 01:36 am (UTC)(link)
Poor idiot.

[identity profile] pandanoai.livejournal.com 2009-04-21 05:39 am (UTC)(link)
:( kitty *snuggles you*

bats! bats... i worked at a zoo for three years... oh bats >.>

also- when i was in Australia they have bats called flying foxes-- they're HUGE and hang from the trees in groups of over 100 at the park i went to in Sydney. it was super crazy--

*hugs*

[identity profile] jwaneeta.livejournal.com 2009-04-24 01:38 am (UTC)(link)
We have a great bat ...house? environment? here. Kingdom of The Night. We have zillions of bats, including flying foxes, and I LOVE them. They're so pretty. That's one handsome bat. Such a noble face.

[identity profile] keswindhover.livejournal.com 2009-04-22 06:17 pm (UTC)(link)
I have made a mental note never to eat a bat, no matter how tempting and fluttery it is.

RIP Harry.

[identity profile] jwaneeta.livejournal.com 2009-04-24 01:40 am (UTC)(link)
Don't people eat bats in the Europe? Isn't Europe like the China? I is so cunfuzzled.

Dumb sweet Harry. He failed the Darwin.

[identity profile] keswindhover.livejournal.com 2009-04-24 10:10 am (UTC)(link)
Harry must have been reading Lewis Carroll. "Do cats eat bats or do bats eat cats?" I think it is the former, he no doubt said to himself. And look where it got him.