May 27, 2009


I know I said I'd have a contest today, but I have to put it off. Yesterday ended up being slightly FRAUGHT as a friend needed help, AND I forgot it was my day to blog aout my cat's armpit over at Southern Authors.

So I did.

Posted by joshilyn at May 27, 2009 6:39 AM

Moriarty, heh! Whenever my cat has a mysterious stink, it turns out to be a grossest-of-all-gross abscess buried under his fur. Eeurgh!

Posted by: Brigitte at May 27, 2009 9:19 AM

I think you probably need to get Boggart to the vet.

BTW, when I read the first couple of sentences of your blog over there, I thought you were trying to get Scott to smell the CAR'S armpit. So I spent a moment trying to figure out (a) where the armpit of a car would be and (b) why you would have been sniffing it in the first place. Then I realized you said cat and realized I got the good cat and the bad cat confused. :)

Posted by: Aimee at May 27, 2009 10:52 AM

Nah he doesn't need to go to the vet. It is a SURFACE smell. On his FUR. In one spot. His skin under looks fine -- he is LYING on something vile. HABITUALLY.

Posted by: Joshilyn at May 27, 2009 11:44 AM

So! The scurrilous Boggart-thing has, in addition to a "cattitude," a stench! Heartwarming! Now you will have to keep the Boggart-thing FUREVER; who else would take a stanky kitteh with an attitude?

I'm curious; is there a lump, bump, bulge, tender spot, etc? (Heh. Nuffin like a LUMPY stanky kitteh with an attitude!) I'm sure you already know this (so why am I saying it? Because I am a bit of a Nowitall, that's why!); the truly dreadful thing about kitty bites is that the surface skin heals, while the bacteria that have been carried under the skin by the bite fester and abscess and, most significantly, get STANKY.

I hope it is something on his fur, though. Good luck with a Boggart-Bath! (I think the quote is from Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes: "Review the following list of handy expletives, and see that you know how to use them.")


P.S. I went to my neighborhood Barnes and Noble yesterday afternoon and SNATCHED UP one of the (few remaining) brand-spanking-new copies of TGWSS in Paperback. The top copy on the (tiny) pile looked as though it had already been read cover-to-cover.

P.P.S. I do not know ANYONE ELSE who could make a story about a stanky armpit--even a cat's--so darned ENTERTAINING!

Posted by: JMixx at May 27, 2009 1:31 PM

Well, I'm glad that it's only surface-y. I guess that makes him a bad cat in more than one sense of the word. No good cat would go that long without cleaning off the stank.

Posted by: Aimee at May 27, 2009 2:44 PM

Cute story - thanks. And good luck taming the smell!

Posted by: Rose at May 27, 2009 6:58 PM

Poor Boggart. I don't think Secret has a formula for cats but perhaps they should.

Posted by: Kim at May 28, 2009 12:36 PM

This reminds me of the surprise I felt when, upon changing the diaper of my very tiny baby, I sniffed her lovely foot- to discover that at the age of 4 months, her foot smelled vaguely footish.

Posted by: diana at May 28, 2009 4:20 PM