Sunday, September 19, 2010

Warning for Cat Owners

cat eating string  ©kjbateman 2010

My cat likes to chew string. I understand.  I have chewed string. It has a slightly salty flavor and the resilience is just bouncy enough to provide a good chew.  This morning I sat down to work on the computer. Behind me the cat jumped on my drawing  table and onto the widow ledge where she likes to stare down crows and knock my little pick-up trucks onto whatever I have set up on the desk. Gradually, a  swak swak squishy sound penetrated my mind. The cat jumped onto the floor knocking down a spool of string. Or rather pulling it down because the end of the string disappeared into her mouth.  I picked up the spool and pulled. And pulled. She gagged and coughed as I pulled thirty inches of slimy string out of her gullet.(yes, I measured it) Let this be a warning to all of you who have cats. Don't leave the string lying around! Hide it!

1 comment:

  1. Especially do not leave used dental floss around for the same reason. You haven't really lived until you've pulled it gently out of the other end. Cat complained VERY loudly. It could have gotten into all kinds of trouble inside her intestines.

    Beautiful drawing, Kim.