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That is so wonderful that your darling is OK. I am glad you knew not to pull on the string when it would not give. If you had pulled the string it might have perforated the intestines and killed the cat.
You were smart to take the cat to the vets. They are expensive though.
. I had my Bruno at the emergency vets once, and it cost us around that same amount just for x rays and meds.
Pets often get into things the same as children would...they are sure they have at least nine lives..:)
Blessings to you and your darling cat, Robyn
my past two dogs loved to chew on those stringy rope toys and many times they would swallow the strings. One day I couldn't understand why the Husky would run then fall, check her butt, get up,run and fall, check her butt. This went on for a few minutes until I checked her and sure enough, there was a long string dangling from her behind!!
Oh, that had to be so traumatic for the poor dear. Cats can become traumatized. My husband's aunt has a cat that has exhibited strange behavior since someone broke into their house several years ago. It's hard to say what happened to her in the burglary, but she really doesn't like strangers. And if she's sitting on a chair you better find elsewhere to sit :)
I am so sorry you had to go through that with your cat. I had a cat many years ago that found some thread with the needle attached to the end. When I found the cat had eaten it I called the vet. He said to watch to see if it passed. The next morning I checked the cats stools and sure enough the needle passed through without any damage.
Funny, funny story. We had a cat that ate about 3 feet of rope one time. She was acting real weird, so we took her to the vet. He felt around and said she was pregnant. I told him she better not be since he had fixed her. Also, she was in the house all the time. He gave us a laxative to rub on her nose which she licked off and finally passed the rope.
One of our cats loves to chew on strings and swallows it. It always makes me worry because I've heard of this happening before (like with those strands that you put on the Christmas tree)...so we have to try to keep all those things out of his reach. Kind of like "child proofing" the house! My other cat likes to chase and attack those squirmy little toys that kids play with. I'm scared he'll eat those too! I guess I'm being over protective but like you, I'd rather spend my $500 elsewhere! Hopefully your cat won't pull any more stunts like that! I guess that saying is true...curiosity killed the cat! They sure do get into everything! Good luck in the future!
I have heard of all kinds of cats that do hilarious things (mine included) but I have certainly never heard of anything like that! How funny it is the things that cats do. (And eat!!) Glad she's okay!
Well, I can certainly understand why Sugar is a grumpy little kitty. I have heard similar stories with pets with a penchant for unusual treats, one was a dog that ate a braided rug and another was a dog that ate a sock. But, I always thought that cats had a better sense of judgement!
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