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Is it National Cat Barf Day, or something?

Wake-up call this morning: cat retching, on bed. Fortunately, it was the little koi-colored one, and she weighs nothing. Am able to roll over, pick her up with one hand, and put her down on the hardwood floor, where she is welcome to barf all she wants. (*Nothing* beats the time I got home to find that she had barfed copiously and orangely on my lovely indigo kakefuton.) Got up, cleaned up barf. Find evidence that what caused the barfing was the ingestion of some artificial needles from my Christmas tree. Wonder how the cat managed this, as of course, it's July, and the tree has been in storage since January.

Go about morning routine. Get dressed. Turn to put on my red flip-flops. Discover that cat has barfed in them.

This time, evidence suggests that the blame rests with the grey one. Would like to explain to her that if she would be more PATIENT when I brush her (like the koi-colored one, who can't get enough of brushing), then she wouldn't HAVE these hairball problems. Or at least, not so many. Wash out flip-flop, set out to dry. Put on a different pair.

What fresh delights will await me when I get home, I wonder?



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Jul. 20th, 2005 10:13 am (UTC)
this so made me giggle.

my cat has taken to trailing dry poop into odd corners of the house, so. *shrug* the joy of owning small barely domesticated mammals.
Jul. 20th, 2005 11:59 am (UTC)
I think the long-haired-ness exacerbates the poop-trailing issue. I don't really get the poop trailing thing. Thank god.

Also thank god for the long, retching wind-up to barfing that most cats have. It's really a very effective early-warning system.
Jul. 20th, 2005 11:03 am (UTC)
Eek! I'm soooooo sorry you had such a yuck morning! Although I too wonder how this feline has a key to storage, who she got it from, what the party was about, who was there, WHY was I not invited...
Jul. 20th, 2005 11:57 am (UTC)
Indeed. Inquiring minds *seriously* want to know.
Jul. 20th, 2005 11:55 am (UTC)
.....it could have been closed shoes?
Jul. 20th, 2005 11:57 am (UTC)
Point. At least these were Teva flip-flops, which are the easiest things in the world to clean.

Still. Gross.
Jul. 20th, 2005 02:47 pm (UTC)
yikes, not the best way to wake up in the morning. you're very brave. i once woke up during a visit with friends to discover that their cat was delivering me a live mouse. thank god it wasn't a squirrel.

Jul. 20th, 2005 03:22 pm (UTC)
Severely gross honey. Hope the kitties are better tomorrow, or at least don't barf in inconvenient places!
Jul. 20th, 2005 03:23 pm (UTC)
Sorry about that, the previous post was from me...
Jul. 20th, 2005 06:14 pm (UTC)
it always amazes me how cats can be so particular about the food that you serve them and yet will then turn around and ingest artificial christmas tree needles. last week our cat spewed in the attic after a heapin' helping of fiberglass insulation.
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