Cat scratch = money fever?
June 5, 2014 7:18 PM Subscribe
A friend who is catsittting claims that my cat has "gashed" her nose. She included a photo of her face and it's setting off alarm bells. Details inside.
posted by wxysock to Human Relations (32 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I invited a friend, let's call her Mary, to stay at my apartment for a week to care for my cat. I live in a city she really wants to move to, and I needed someone to care for the kitty (no pics as this is my sockpuppet acct, sorry). Win-win, I thought.
Today, I get an email from her that my cat "tom" has "gashed her nose," saying they were both on the couch, he was purring, and "out of nowhere" he scratches her face.
This is very unlike "Tom." He's never done that to me, to any cat sitter, to any friends or boyfriends. I've had him for 10 years. Just not his style. She includes a photo of her face in the email, with a large scratch on her nose.
And, here my instincts start going nuts. I've known Mary for many years. We've only recently got back in touch. She's drama, which is why I distanced myself from here years ago. We both live in the same state again and she reached out. I decided to try and be friends again. I learned she has massive debt, defaulted on her student loans, and is struggling to get a job.
The photo looks old. She's got an iphone 5 but there's pixilation near her chin. I can't see the background at all, and it feels... Off.
I'm hoping I'm wrong, but I can't shake this feeling. I won't be able to see the scratch in person, so I'd like some way to verify this actually happened because, I realized, I wouldn't put it past her.
Here's what I want: another picture with my stuff in the background. Is there a tactful way to ask for this? Or, am I getting carried away here? Would people not do stuff like this?