Bad Pussy has Kept Miami Reporter Off the Air

gary_nelson_cat.jpg

WFOR Reporter Gary Nelson has been off the air after recovering from being bitten by his cat.

Nelson has missed six weeks of work after because of a serious infection in his right wrist.

Nelson says that his cat bit him. He rescued the kitty in 2005 while covering serial rapist Reynaldo Rapalo’s brief escape from Miami’s Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center

“My cat Buckles, which is an indoor cat, got out one night and I went in the driveway to fetch him,” Nelson told Gossip Extra “and he wasn’t ready to come home. So he bit me right, perfectly into the joint.”

Since then, the 62-year-old newsman has had to contend with three surgeries, two hospital stays, one month on an antibiotic IV drip, a toxic reaction to the antibiotics and hours of physical therapy.

He’s expected back on the job he’s had at the CBS affiliate for 22 year within the next couple of weeks.

“I just started being able to hold a pen,” he said. “I’m anxious to get back.”

And Nelson obviously forgave Buckles, who first cozied up to Nelson outside the jail after an inmate abandoned him.

“I love that cat,” he said. “The lesson is: Don’t try to make a cat come home until he’s good and ready.”

Good for Gary for still sticking by his cat even after all this.  

Twitter   |   Facebook   |   Contact Us     © 2014 FTVLive.com