I have the worst luck. There was a bunch of stray kittens with their mom just hanging around behind a gate. I wanted one. I figured i could offer a kitten a MUCH better life with our family than out on the street to repeat the same cycle of stray cats. I tried to reach them and chase them and grab them for over a half hour. Finally i got one.
What in the world was I thinking?!?!?
The little kitten was thrashing about and meowing and started scratching and biting my hands! While i was trying to calm down the kitten while trying to avoid more injury, I didn't see the mother cat creep up behind me....
I head a yowl, felt a sharp pain and i saw stars. I turned around and the mother cat had it's claws into my leg! Between the mother cat behind me, and the baby cat eating my hands off, it was too much.
I dropped the kitten and ran up the street, afraid the mother cat was going to chase me all the way to my house.
When i got home, i was bloody. My hand and leg were all cut up. My husband thought it was funny. First attack from a bird, now cats?
No, I did not get a rabies shot, the idea of a million needles just seems like too much. I'll take my chances.
But i tell you this, I will NOT pet a stray cat again. EVER.
A dog.....hmmmm. We'll see what happens.