We fell behind with Grace's vaccinations….very behind, and today we were inspired by some events to finally get her to the clinic. Let's start with the event that led to the clinic.

Last night I was coming in from the office and noticed I had left the kitchen window open. I closed it and soon afterwards it became clear that I had trapped a strange cat in the house, which was now desperate to get out the window that I had just closed. I reached for the cat and as I touched it, it "opened up a can of whoop-ass" on my hand (to quote a friend). Realising the errors of my way I chose to just open the back door and let it escape. When I examined my hand the damage became clear. Plenty of scratches and a deep puncture wound. Ouch, let's clean it up and see how it looks in the morning.

Okay, looking like it needs some attention, so let's go to the clinic and take Grace along for her vaccinations.

She was amazing. She cried before the time, but as soon as it was done she was fine. It probably helped that we took a happy snack pack with Percy Pigs, marshmallows and an Easter egg 😉 I had a tetanus shot and afterwards, while walking out the door, Grace says to me, "Not sore."

When we got home it was time for monkey and all of Grace's soft toys to get their vaccinations, so she sat and had loads of fun playing nurse. It was great to see her deal with it all so well, and have fun working through what had happened.

Dora Monkey getting her injections


I took a trip to the doctor later to get some antibiotics, but everything looks like it will clear up nicely. So I guess we have to say thank you to the psychotic cat that mauled my arm – at least we're catching up Grace's vaccinations.

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