My wife had a luncheon with a few friends today and there were 6 rambunctious kids tearing around. They tried to trap Ben's cat, Wall-E, in a room and caught his tail in the door de-gloving (basically skinning) a good portion of it. There were several inches of vertebrae sticking out of his fluffy tail. Below is a pic of his bandaged appendage. He has surgery tomorrow morning (he's sitting by the food bowl because he is on a fast before) which is going to cost us close to a grand. I worked in hog 'production' growing up and we used to cut the tails (and teeth) off of baby pigs with wire cutters and today I actually took out a pair ready to just snip off his tail. It's tougher with my son's beloved friend than it was with a pig that was going to be on dinner table in 3 months. Wall-E sleeps with Ben and they nap together. My elbow cost me $220 and I was reluctant to buck up for that... but seeing Benny so worried about Wall-E it was a simple decision.
Liv and I hung out while Ben took Wall-E to the vet.