808enidan asked: Hi Hi! Just wanted to send you a quick message to say hoe gaat het/bonjour! I went to high school in Brussels, at the international school. I'm currently doing Vet Tech through Purdue University, so have spent the best part of an hour going through your blog - love it! - Nadine
Merci Nadine, that means a lot to me! Best of luck at Purdue!
Even though cats are born to land on their feet, they can still suffer serious injuries after falling down. This usually happens in an urban setting (from rooftops, open windows or balconies, probably like the one in your apartment where your cat is currently sitting on). Despite the fact that they are very aware of their surroundings, cats can become distracted by various sounds, the presence of of potential prey, you screaming at them “NO, WATCH OUT!” etc. If they lose their balance, they won’t be able to hold on to the concrete wall with their claws like they would in a tree for instance.
Luckily with some medical attention, nearly all cats (> 96%) will survive a four story descent to the pavement (Vnuk et al., 2004). Typical injuries include:
Boing boom tshack. (Source: © Kim Taylor / Hotspot Media)