I was out in the backyard, Faraday insisted he needed out there too. Yowling at me from the barely-open window didn't suffice, so he proceeded to climb it.
It was a standard double-hung window, like this:
And when Faraday got to the top of the opened window, he curled his paw around behind the lock...just as his weight caused the window to come crashing down.
His paw was pinned between the upper and lower window, the feline equivalent of slamming the car door on your fingers.
The minute I saw it happen, I raced inside. Faraday was wriggling like mad to get loose! I had to lift the window to release his paw. Poor little guy - the vet said nothing was broken, but he warned swelling was going to be a problem and to keep little mister Tarzan quiet for the next week. (HA, fat chance!)
|Favoring his right paw for a while|
He's actually been pretty quiet these past few days - I'm sure it's because he's not feeling well.
|Yeah mommy but I scored your chair!|
And I will be extra careful in future to ensure that the window is either closed or fully open - but only when I'm home. And I'll never leave an open window unattended!