As creepy as I found this, it was beautifully written. You don't overdo your descriptions, yet you decribe them well enough that I can see what I'm reading.
"a cat with thistled iron tails having struck there beneath his shirt"
I love this metaphor. Your writing amazes me, and I thank you for a brilliant read!
Author's Response: Yes, I too was pretty creeped out during and especially after I'd written it! XD Anyway, I'm really glad you liked it... it's a strange one. :) Thanks for a nice review!