- Jun 15, 2017
Hello.. I have a sphynx named Bogey he is 1.5 years old. He is consistently adorable and sweet, purring on me and he sleeps with me every night. Yesterday I took him on his harness into the front yard because once a week I like to get him outside just to look around. He is an indoor cat we don't let him run around freely, but he's also an animal so I feel bad keeping him in especially when he cries at me through the window. The front yard is made of stones and concrete, as We live in a middle terrace house in England. Bogey was outside for about 3 minutes yesterday just looking around at the rocks and bins. He crawled under a chair I've got out there and I picked him up and put him in my lap because I didn't want to lose sight of what he was sniffing or licking. I am very careful about having him outside because I want to show him the outside but I also want him to be safe. So all of a sudden on my lap, he jumped up and screamed, spit, and hissed. I had the harness on but he was pulling it off. I bent down and tried to pick him up and he jumped a mile as if my touch would shock him or something. He has never acted like this before. I was able to open the door to the house and get him inside, and he pooped himself while hissing and SCREECHING. I'm talking bloodcurdling screams that shook the walls, lasting for 10 seconds. I thought maybe he was stung by a bee or had a seizure. After 1 hour of this behavior, I was able to get him in his carrier box and to the vet. After he didn't calm down for 6 hours, they sedated him and inspected his little body. There was no bite, but he had somehow ripped out 3 of his back toe nails and scratched his body. The vet the next day referred him to a specialist and he had brain scan MRI, everything came back normal. My husband wants me to pick up the cat and bring him home, but I am so scared and When he screams I cry. My husband is visiting family in the states I'm alone. Anyone have any suggestions? please help!