A Very Happy Update on Injured Bobcat
So, what am I doing up after midnight on a school night? I'm watching the live Bobcat-Cam, aren't you? If you have a cat, then you know that they love to run around, and maybe walk on your head at night while you're sleeping. I figured this would be a great time to see Thor since he seems to sleep a lot during the day. I was totally rewarded. I got to see him walking around a bit, and then, finally, curling up in his soft bobcat kitty bed and fall asleep. As of last night, there has been some great news. If you have been following this story, you know that Thor was hit by a car early this past Saturday morning and rescued by Jamie Veronica and Carole Baskin of Big Cat Rescue. While most of us slept, Thor was rescued (not an easy feat as I'm sure you can imagine), having his injuries assessed and in surgery to repair his broken jaw. All of that happened way before dawn Saturday morning February 6. If he were not rescued, his injuries would have had him die a slow and very painful death which is why it was crucial to make sure he didn't run off into the woods.
If you have been following the progress over the last few days, you know that he has not been very cooperative. He's a bobcat, he's not supposed to be cooperative. Because the goal is to get Thor back out into the wild where he belongs after he heals, it is critical that human contact be kept to a minimum. Once a wild animal loses their wariness of humans life becomes dangerous for several reasons. This is why Jamie Veronica has been the only human feeding and cleaning Thor. Last night she had this report, "I'm so happy I don't know whether to cry or dance or maybe do both at the same time! Thor and I have had a rough couple of days. But tonight he turned the corner. Thor ate 15 oz of food all on his own!"
Please keep sending Thor your good thoughts and prayers. They seem to be working. As I watched him on the live cam this morning, he was sitting up, very alert and seemed to be much calmer than he has been.
I'll keep you updated on his progress. Thanks for caring about this beautiful, uncooperative bobcat. I am so in love, aren't you?