Oscar has been licking and scratching himself like mad for the last 2-3 days and so I called his vet and made an appt. for 11 a.m. tomorrow. I went to Walmart earlier and got a fine tooth comb and started combing his fur coat and I found filthy, disgusting fleas, one of them I captured alive. I placed both in a Ziploc baggie and will take them to the vet's office as evidence. I imagine me and Neighbor Jim will give Oscar a good medicated bath and will comb him silly and rid him of the flea infestation, plus whatever medicatons or topical drops he'll require.
Oscar went on a walkabout right before dusk and took the rock wall beside the pool to the other side of his section of condos. He went up a balcony staircase and came face to face with Siamese Sammy. Siamese Sammy lives in the condo at the top of those stairs and he was laying on the balcony. His owner stupidly let's him out unattended. Once their eyes met Oscar puffed up and hissed at Siamese Sammy and I took quick action by putting my phone away and scrambling up the stairs to shoo Oscar down the stairs. All is okay but next time I'll do recon before allowing Oscar to go to that side of the complex.
While Oscar was enjoying his morning walkabout my downstairs neighbor, a sweet old lady, appeared out of nowhere with her short fat black dog, Bella, who immediately spied Oscar and got triggered, barking and huffing and ruffing. Oscar escaped to the safety of his balcony and me and him had a nice sit down on a cool sunny summer morning in Texas.
Went to Navajo Burger, a little hole in the wall inside a Shell convenience store/gas station at 7028 Navajo Trail, Fort Worth, TX, which is just a stone's throw from Lake Worth, and got The Junkyard burger. These mammoth hamburgers are absolutely awesome and taste oh so good. Huge 100% beef patty, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, jalapenos, mayo, mustard and french fries that are out of this world. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Navajo-Burgers/113613372006471
While driving home from a trip to Walmart for cat food, toilet paper and salsa chips I saw a black (turkey) buzzard --- known as black and/or turkey vultures but nobody in Texas calls them vultures --- furiously eating a roadkill squirrel. It was soon joined by others and fights ensued on who'd get a serving. So I stopped my car and videoed the event. Turkey buzzards help keep the environment clean of death and decay. They serve a purpose in the cycle of life. For more info on turkey buzzards, who are Sky Scavengers, check out this link: http://texashillcountry.com/10-facts-turkey-vultures/ and this link: http://wildbirdsunlimited.typepad.com/the_zen_birdfeeder/2010/04/how-to-tell-a-black-vulture-from-a-turkey-vulture.html
King Oscar stepped out into some wonderful cool temps after a brief rain shower and walked about before Bella the dog started barking at him and, after a truck drove past and out the noisy security gate, he quickly scampered back home, out of there because of the noise and barking. Oscar's a smart boy and whenever a situation is too much for him he runs up the balcony steps to the safety of his castle.
Oscar went on a walkabout during a cool morning breeze and encountered a dove stealing treasure from his kingdom, who he chased off due to lack of payment. He got to take a break and enjoyed the nice weather on one of his capture balconies; had to dodge a couple of hovering wasps and finally fled to safety when a couple of small and annoying AF dogs invaded his territory.
A mockingbird that has a nest in a tree across the back driveway has a problem with Oscar and, again, flew over to where Oscar was on the balcony and voiced his displeasure at seeing him. One of these days that mockingbird will make the fatal mistake of getting too close and Oscar will end his protests by breaking his neck with one chomp of his jaws.
Created 7 months, 2 weeks ago.
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Texas Cat documents the life of his furry buddy, Oscar, and uploads other goofy crap he comes across.