TIFU by snuggling with my cat

So yeah. As the title states, TIFU by snuggling with my cat. This happened yesterday morning.

My boyfriend had just left for work, so after seeing him off I got back into bed for a few more hours of sleep. As per usual, my cat, Pink, jumps up onto the bed and lays down beside me. She typically lays up against my stomach/chest. I was laying on my side, browsing Reddit on my cell. Funnily enough, I had just read the TIFU about the guy who was having the staring contest with his dog.

All was well, browsing away, Pink snuggles in a bit closer, obviously wanting pets. So I held onto my phone with one hand, and began administering pets with the other. She gets a little bit closer. All good. I love me some kitty cuddles. She starts licking my face, demanding more attention. This is normal. She’s a big licker. When she wants my SO’s attention, she’ll lick his beard non-stop until she gets it.

Then before I knew it, she’d bitten me. It stunned me more than anything. I sat up quickly, and reached my hand up to my mouth to feel the damage. But when I took my hand away, it was filled with blood. I cupped my mouth, grabbed my phone with my other hand, pushed my cat off the bed and took off to the bathroom like a bat out of hell, blood dripping through my hand over my shirt and the floor.

Got to the bathroom, and let my hand go over the sink. I was shocked at how much blood there was. It was pouring out of my mouth, dripping down my chin. I couldn’t see the damage initially because of the blood. There wasn’t an enormous amount of pain, just a throbbing/pulsating sensation and a numbness. I rinsed off my hands and took a few pictures to send to my SO. Then I rinsed my face as best I could, and made a hot compress out of a facecloth. After examining the bite, I knew I’d probably have to go to the hospital to get sutures. I’ve never had sutures before so that’s when I started crying like someone took away my PS4. I really did not want to have to go. So I took some pictures of the bite (they were pretty shitty/blurry, unfortunately), and sent those to my SO too.

The right side of the bite was okay. Not too deep. But the left side was quite split open. Ugh. He immediately left work (he’s the best) and picked me up, and off we went. We live in a small city (under 20k) in Atlantic Canada. We’ve only got one hospital within a 700km radius, which serves a lot of small communities, so emerge is usually jam packed. Thankfully this was still fairly early in the morning (about 9am at this point), so all in all we were only there for about two hours.

From intake onwards, everyone I dealt with had a little chuckle over me getting bit on the lip by my cat. The doctor on call decided to try giving glue a go before sutures, and thankfully it worked out. I was pretty relieved. Although I feel like something from a horror movie (think House of Wax). My lips are stuck together at the corners so I’m not able to open that wide. And it looks pretty gross, I must say.

I had to get a tetanus shot, and a course of antibiotics. Did you know cats have venom? I had no idea.

After we left the hospital my SO took me to McDonalds to get a coffee frap, which is one of my summer favorites (we don’t have Starbucks or Booster Juice or a Tea Shop, which have my actual summer favorites), and dropped me off at home. I felt drained, so I laid down on top of my sheets, just staring at the ceiling for a few minutes. When WHO COMES SAUNTERING IN. Pink. She jumped up and cuddled up next to me. Ohhhhh no miss muffet. I put her down. She stared up at me, probably not understanding, then waddled off. Hmph.

Slept for about five hours after that. I think the tetanus shot made me extra-tired, as I read online that may be one of the side effects.

Just hoping it heals up well and doesn’t scar too bad, as I already have self-esteem issues and rarely leave the house on my own. Now I feel especially gross.

Included some pictures of the wound, plus bonus cat villain pic. She won’t be getting up close to my face anytime soon, tiny devil.

Photos might be NSFW (contain blood):

TLDR: Snuggled up with my cat, she wanted attention, bit my lip. Surprising amount of blood, had to go to the hospital, had bite glued together + got a tetanus shot & antibiotics. Cat gives no fucks, snuggled back up with me at next opportunity.”>View Source

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  1. m3g4m4nnn

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Cats can be real fucking dicks.

    No more face licks for Pink- “privileges” revoked!

  2. selfinflikted

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Um. You need to find a new hospital if they are telling you that cats are venomous.

    Also, I hope you mend quickly!

  3. DarkMatter_74

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    What is it with black cats and their demand for affection? Growing up I had a black kitten named Halloween. I’d come home from school and sit in front of the console TV for my afternoon cartoons, and he’d curl up in a ball in my lap for hours. If I was sitting, there he was.

    Fast forward 3 1/2 decades past his untimely demise (heartworms, poor thing.) I have a female black cat that is nervous around everyone, hides under the table, and is generally anti-social…until I sit down. Once my rear hits the couch, she jumps up and lies next to me, head in my lap. Refuses to move for any reason.

    Apparently, I’m a cat whisperer…

  4. z0mbieskin

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    I don’t think cats have venom, but there are lots of bacteria in their mouths that could cause an infection. That’s probably why the doctor prescribed antibiotics. Venom is not treated by antibiotics, but by specific anti-venoms (idk if that’s the right word, English is my second language).

    My cat bites me sometimes but now I know he doesn’t really mean it, as it hurts but it never bled.

    Anyways, good luck on your recovery, it actually looks pretty painful. The cuts are very clean so hopefully they’ll heal well!

  5. Arokthis

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    My fuzzy shithead overlord gets all lovey when I’m on the toilet, then tries to take a chunk out of my arm every once in a while.

  6. kingkonohamaru

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    I kinda expected it to be a surprise raccoon or a rat

  7. foxy_banana

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Which one’s Pink?

  8. Washburn787

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    You look like the joker.
    PS. Atlantic Canada! <3

  9. nousernamesleftsosad

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    >Ohhhhh no miss muffet. I put her down.


  10. WIlliamOD1406

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Yup cats are dicks. Too often I’m close and snuggled up with them or just petting them and they suddenly go full out kill-mode on my hand/arm/face. No idea what triggers this, unless they have a sick sense of humour.

  11. madeleinegty

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    good luck with the healing process! i can’t believe a little kitty just wanting pets did THAT!!

  12. Yellow-Ticket

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    I’ve had cats for 20+ years, and most I’ve ever gotten was a deep scratch for holding cats who hate being held… Hope you heal quickly, and boop Pink hard on the nose next time she wants to snuggle!!! 》:(

  13. NeedALittleSweetness

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    I snuggle with my cat the same way you do and this weekend I also bled a lot due to him, only it was his claws. I’ve gotten lazy with cutting his nails so they were pretty long. He was curled up in front of my stomach and I was curled up outside him. We were both napping. His hind legs were pointed at my face.

    My other cat decides to jump on a plastic cat toy that makes a crunch sound and woke my snuggling cat up, who when proceeds to stretch out his legs and run off. Only when he did that, his back nail got caught in my lip and ripped a huge hole in it.

    Sigh cats.

  14. maeker6

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Sorta reminds of the time my cat got into a precarious situation with my neighbor’s four dogs. He almost got eaten by them and when I rescued him he was in such shock he lashed out at me, like a viper. I had seventeen bite marks covering both hands.

    I didn’t think it was that big a deal until I went to urgent care, just to be on the safe side, you know. I was surprised at the extent to which they cleaned out the wounds and gave me intravenous antibiotics. I then had to go to a hand specialist to treat a few of the deeper wounds.

    My wounds didn’t seem nearly as bad as yours, not nearly as much blood, but that’s when I found out how much bad bacteria can be in a cat’s mouth. It’s a good thing you got treated at the ER.

  15. blue_nous

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    i’ve been bitten in the nose by my dog too. those fuckers are cute, but u gotta be careful and respectful

  16. WhisperingDeath0717

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    I adopted a six.month old barn cat from the humane society like two years ago. In the first month I had him he created 3 scars on my arms and legs but the most annoying one is on my lip. He was asleep and I jerked him up to hug him and he used my face to launch and split my lip wide open. I never went to an er so I have a nice like inch long divet from my nose to my lip plus tiny little divets across my cheek from his other claws. The little fucker.
    Jk it was my fault he was asleep and not even used to humans

  17. assassin_z

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    When a dog bites a human, people put it down because it’s a bad dog and apparently doesn’t deserve to live. When a cat bites a human, “oh well, cats are dicks.” Double standard much?

  18. apathycoalition

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Saliva is generally filled with oodles of bacteria so it’s not too much a surprise they gave you a tetanus shot and antibiotics.

    When I got my current cat she was an odd mix of demanding affection and wanting to rip my face off. 10 years on and now it’s all about sleeping on my lap as much as possible and begging for food.

  19. lizard_subject

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    I fell like 60% of the TIFU’s a read recently were about cats fucking up someone’s day – gonna be mora careful from now on around my own feline liability

  20. SatayInSkool

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Haha. That happened to my brother once, he went to the hospital and they had to give him a couple stitches in his lip. He ended up on a stretcher as well because he passed out after seeing another women roll in via ambulance with a broken leg and blood everywhere.

  21. tiredlauren

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Hey! Hope you heal up okay. If it scars they’ll look pretty neat! Try to embrace it if they scar, I have a scar on my chin, and I used to be so self-conscious, but I think it’s cool, and it’s a funny story to tell!

  22. treefingers69

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    I rarely comment but wanted to say I like you and your cat!! Hope you heal well and don’t hold it against miss pink for too long!!! Lots of love from across the pond 😻

  23. wonkey_monkey

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    You should’ve put the pic of the cat first.

    “Aww, look at da cute widdle ki- oh. Oh no.”

  24. das6992

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    People do this to me when kissing, I’m just like no we’re kissing, dinner time was earlier

  25. AdumLarp

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Cat bites can be nasty. Going to the hospital was the smart move. If you do end up with any scars, it looks like they’ll be tiny and barely noticeable, and will likely fade quickly. I wouldn’t worry too much. Sorry your cat is a shit. They do that though. Be shits. Hasn’t stopped me loving mine. Just, you know, no more face licks. Ever. Apparently you taste too good.

  26. absentminded_gamer

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Fuck that’s quite the disturbing picture.. Anyways, though cats don’t produce *venom*, I would wager you’re far more likely to get a septic infection from a cat than, say, a dog.

    I’m going to go full layman so please animal experts of Reddit don’t hate me and just correct my standpoint if it’s inaccurate. Cat people like to criticize dogs for eating shit but dogs must have an antiseptic or something in their saliva, especially given they share immunities with each other like humans do, by kissing. Cats, on the other hand, have a comb-tongue they lick their asshole with whenever they feel bored, do cat bites can get infected really easily. Same with their claws, they walk around in a litter box.

  27. Creed_Braton

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Are sutures the same stitches or staples?

  28. SttPoD

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Cats are the cutest devils around.

  29. kelsaaay5

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    I’m so, so glad to know my cat isn’t the only asshole who goes from cuddling to major bodily harm with minimal warning. Haven’t needed sutures yet, but she’s only four. Just a matter of time.

  30. doinstuf

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Pink looks like an attacker! We have a cat who looks like pink and he randomly attacks some times.

  31. 13-59

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Oh boy! Shucks that you had to travel 700km to visit a hospital!!

  32. [deleted]

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm


  33. BauerHaus

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Buddy of mine got a scratch from his cat and ended up getting cat scratch fever (not a joke) went from looking like [Jamie Bamber](–jamie-bamber-scruffy-men.jpg) to [Rocky Dennis](–sports-memes-music-books.jpg) for a week or so iirc.

  34. JolieGeree

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    I have the same breed of cat, but he never bites

  35. fat_cat_guru

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Hey as a compliment you have really nice full lips. I’m jealous because I have almost no upper lip and lipstick application is kinda dumb so I’m jelly

  36. jared7000

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    My cat bites me for attention, mind you not as hard. Also, whenever I walk past my loft bed and he’s in it, he’ll swat my head hoping I give him attention. I don’t care though, he’s to cute for me to care.

  37. GenocidalBallsack

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Umm with a cat you can’t discipline by taking things away. All that does is make them hate you more

  38. stevatronic

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Tl/dr: Cats are assholes

  39. Alienabducteebelieve

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    When you eat your girlfriend on her period.

  40. Strider599

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    My cat is out if he ever did that shit with me

  41. upinthemountains42

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Shoot that POS cat and be done with it.

  42. maxxxl

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Why is she called Pink?

  43. get_down_to_it

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Awesome username OP

  44. Byakko13

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Directly towards my fetish. Would love to kiss those lips…

  45. chaclarke

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Sorry but dogs just are better than cats. Fair enough if you’re a cat person but if there was a competition, there would be no competition

  46. ya_motha_93

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    That pussy is a dick!

  47. Vampirica

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    I appreciate these photos. Makes the story so much more visceral. Also your cat is a jerk.

  48. SnowHunter9000

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    It most be nice being able to go to the hospital for a animal bite and for you bf to be able to just leave work and not get fired. Where I live an emergency hospital visit with insurance is over 400 dollars. If this shit happened to me I would have to fend for myself.

  49. WrongGeneration

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Why did you call your other half from work?

  50. Dowdly

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    I’ll never understand why people like cats.

  51. NurseSophie89

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Holy shit balls OP! Pink is a lil jerk! I should probably be more careful with my kitties!

  52. Boof_Dawg

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Jesus – you look like Rick from when he bit that dude’s throat out in TWD. Cuts aren’t that bad though – minimal scarring I’d think. Probably won’t even see them unless you look.

    As long as you’re doing ok!

  53. scottyy12

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm


  54. IceNipples

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    That first pic is straight out of a horror movie

  55. Absinthe1234

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Story would have been 10x better if your boyfriend shot the cat.

  56. CakeMagic

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    The first picture almost looked like you were going for some hardcore vampire cosplay.

  57. CopaceticEchoes

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    TIL that reddit loves cats but it’s not mutual.

  58. Dark_Ansem

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    I’d say it’s your cat who fucked up, not you.

  59. CanadianMapleBacon

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    I got Cat Scratch Fever from my old cat. Had me in the hospital for 2 weeks and 6 different doctors before I was diagnosed. Nobody believes me when I tell them I had it and even doctors when they see my file. I don’t own cats anymore or ever will. They truly are the devil.

  60. zisforzyprexa

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Holy shit, I did not expect that much blood. Hope you don’t get cat scratch fever.

  61. gbgzmn

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    A friend of ours was a hoarder of exotic cats, and he unfortunately passed away a few years ago. As we were his only friends in town, it was our job to find homes for his 12+ cats. When we went to his house to care for them we found a 2000sf home turned into a giant litterbox, got attacked in the face and fingers by a-hole cat, had to deal with crazy cat breeder lady, incompetent airline employees, depressed cats, sick cats, pregnant cats, in a 3+ week nightmarish ordeal. Needless to say, I now hate cats. This picture just reinforces why I will never have one in my home again.

  62. wickedogg

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    I hate cats

  63. [deleted]

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm


  64. dirteMcgirt

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Fuck cats!

  65. MyFeetFeelTheHeat

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Cats only lash out if you’re the one being a dick

  66. [deleted]

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm


  67. ConspiracyDiciple

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    I would strangle that thing with my bare hands

  68. Apexk9

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    time to euthanize the cat.

  69. _TakaMichinoku

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    I definitely would’ve gave the cat up after that.

    Dog, cat, lizard etc. If I get attacked, they’re out my fucking house for good.

  70. Anonymous

    July 18, 2017 at 8:49 pm

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