Hmmmph! I’ll tell you the moral first, then the story. “Never underestimate a scaredy cat.”
My lovely Lilly is terrified of the vacuum cleaner. But, hey, I still have to vacuum. Right?
Me in my infinite wisdom (not) thought I’ll just pick her up and move her to a safer feeling place. But somewhere between picking her up and the need for 6 stitches she thought the vacuum was attacking her.
The doctor did a pretty good job of the freezing, open wound vigorous scrubbing, and stitching all the while warning me about pasturella bacterial infection, spreading red, and possible IV antibiotics, with a hint of surgery thrown in.