You've been warned.
I've told you before that Bumble Buzz has suffered in the past from cat acne, right? And if you do a google search on "feline acne," you'll find it is fairly common. Anyway, Bumble Buzz had it a couple years ago, really bad, all this big nasty-ass bumps on her chin, and we took her to the vet who explained it was pretty common, and cat's, not having opposably thumbs, can't pop the things, so they just get bigger and fester. So I had to pop Bumble Buzz's big nasty zits on her chin.
Anyway, she had another outbreak a year or so ago, but I knew what was up, so I never let it get out of hand. Rufus even got a couple, but fortunately she never broke out too bad. We switched from plastic food bowls to metal, which I'm told does a good job of partially getting rid of the problem.
Anyway, a year or so Batty had a nasty cyst on her head, along with a bad cavity, so when we took her in to get her teeth cleaned and the cavity pulled we had the cyst removed. Mucho, mucho $$$$$.
A while ago my I noticed Bumble Buzz had a weird bump on her tail. It sorta felt like the cyst on Batty's head, and I didnt' feel like pointing it out to my roommate, 'cause she flys off the handle pretty easy when it comes to anything concerning the cats. But she noticed it a while ago, and I figured it was just a matter of time before she made me take ol' Bumble into the vet. Plus, I just bought my new iPod. You ever notice how as soon as you spend a bunch of money something comes up that costs you an additional shitload? Happens every time.
So... this morning my roommate, in a rare moment of petting sweet ol' Bumble, notices the thing on Bumble Buzz's tail is oozing some blood. And there is no putting it off. I need to take her to the vet, and I figure it is gonna cost me a mint.
But I decide to take a look at this thing on her tail... which is now ENORMOUS... the size of a human knuckle.
AND IT WAS A FREAKING GIANT ZIT!!!
On her tail.
And it's been festering and growing for about the last 4 or 6 months.
Cat's don't like you messing with their tails, let alone popping a zit which is the size of a marble. I had to cut the hair around Bumble's tail so I wouldn't have to keep hunting around for it. Then I had to hold her down, which she didn't like, and squeeze all the nasty pus and juice out of the damn thing. It took about 15 minutes, and I got an entire gallon of disgusting cat zit goo out of it.
I swear. It was the most horrible thing I've ever seen in my life. I'm gonna have nightmares about this for weeks.