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 Post subject: PSA (aka - I'm a bad cat mom)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:41 pm 
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I was going to wrap a gift last night and didn't feel like it, so I buried the ribbon under everything else - instead of putting it in a drawer - and went to bed. I should have known better because I came downstairs this morning to Bear puking blood-tinged foam. I got her to the vet and they had to cut her open. They pulled out 24 inches of ribbon at the top of her stomach and they don't think any of it got to her intestines.

So please make sure to put ribbon away and think good thoughts for Bear. She's going to have to wear a cone and that didn't go over well last time. I'm so grateful I caught it in time.


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 Post subject: Re: PSA (aka - I'm a bad cat mom)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:45 pm 
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Big hugs, fatcat. Hope Bear has a speedy recovery.


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 Post subject: Re: PSA (aka - I'm a bad cat mom)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:46 pm 
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awwwww!!!!! i'm sorry! you're not a bad cat mom. i mean, it really sucks, but there is crepe all over houses that animals could get into, but usually don't.

I'll definitely keep you and Bear in my thoughts. it'll be ok!

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 Post subject: Re: PSA (aka - I'm a bad cat mom)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:53 pm 
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I say you are a good cat momma, for taking her in for emergency surgery. Accidents happen, and it's good to hear she'll be ok.


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 Post subject: Re: PSA (aka - I'm a bad cat mom)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:03 pm 
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Oh my gosh! You are not a bad cat momma! Kitties get into everything and sometimes they get into things that you just wouldn't even think about.

I hope Bear is keeping ok now!


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 Post subject: Re: PSA (aka - I'm a bad cat mom)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:17 pm 
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Oh no! I'm sorry for you and little Bear; I hope she's all better soon. My brother's dog ate a roll of ribbon too once. He and his wife are great dog parents, and I'm sure you are a great cat mom!


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 Post subject: Re: PSA (aka - I'm a bad cat mom)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:28 pm 
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I'm sorry! That's awful. It doesn't make you a bad cat mom, though. Accidents happen. Just glad that she is okay.

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 Post subject: Re: PSA (aka - I'm a bad cat mom)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:21 pm 
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I hope Bear is ok!

And you definitely aren't a bad cat mom.

We work hard to keep our house bird safe, but our poor tiel still had a horrible foot injury because she got closed in a pantry. Now we have bells on doors.

It's really hard to anticipate every possible bad thing that could happen. Molly tried to drink laundry detergent the other day! I'm not sure what about smelly bright blue thick liquid in the washing machine tray said "drink me," but I had to grab her by the tail.

By taking her for emergency care, you did the best you can for her! Good cat mom!

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 Post subject: Re: PSA (aka - I'm a bad cat mom)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:58 pm 
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We're home. She looks so unhappy. The vet gave me the ribbon and it scares me to think what would have happened if it got to her intestines. It was also $1600. I'm thankful I get three paychecks this month. I blew up the air mattress so I can sleep with her in the extra room tonight.


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 Post subject: Re: PSA (aka - I'm a bad cat mom)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:05 pm 
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Oh man, it's so easily done! I'm so sorry you both had to go through so much stress. Thinking good thoughts for a speedy, stress free recovery <3 xxx


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 Post subject: Re: PSA (aka - I'm a bad cat mom)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:16 pm 
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Poor Bear! I hope she is feeling better by tomorrow.

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 Post subject: Re: PSA (aka - I'm a bad cat mom)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:31 pm 
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I posted about this on the PPK ages ago, but one of my cats ate lily pollen once, because I had lilies in my apartment and was not aware that they were horribly toxic to cats. It was a horrible ordeal and I felt so guilty for putting Agnes through it. You're not a horrible cat mom at all, we all make mistakes! The important thing is that she is ok.

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 Post subject: Re: PSA (aka - I'm a bad cat mom)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:32 pm 
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I'm glad Bear's going to be okay! You're not a bad cat mom, I would never have thought about leaving ribbon around, I leave yarn around all time.

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 Post subject: Re: PSA (aka - I'm a bad cat mom)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:42 pm 
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Good thoughts for you and Bear. You're a great catmom, and Bear was just being cattish. I hope the cone isn't too awful of an experience.


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 Post subject: Re: PSA (aka - I'm a bad cat mom)
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:05 am 
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I'm glad Bear is okay!

You're not a bad mom...there is just no way to tell what our pets will get into. One of my cats was freaking out once and I discovered that it was because he had dental floss and poop hanging out of his butt. He had fished it out of the bathroom trash and eaten it. Everything ended up okay, but not before I had to chase him all over the house while poop got on everything. Fun times. My other cat could care less about floss!


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 Post subject: Re: PSA (aka - I'm a bad cat mom)
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:34 am 
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Ribbon is like crack to my cat. She fights me to play with it. Thanks for the Warning. Hope your kitty is feeling better soon.


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 Post subject: Re: PSA (aka - I'm a bad cat mom)
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:41 am 
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Poor kitty! I definitely think you're a great cat mom for taking care of it so quickly. And you're making the rest of us better cat people by reminding us to think about things we may not have before.


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 Post subject: Re: PSA (aka - I'm a bad cat mom)
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:48 am 
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Sending Bear tons of love. You are not a bad cat mom at all. It's hard to predict what our furry little monsters will get into. When I was first learning how to crochet, I proudly crocheted a long chain of yarn, then got up to use the restroom. When I came back, I saw Luna was gagging, and I reached into her mouth and pulled out the long, soggy chain. Oh, and the other day one of my cats got into my sewing bag, and somehow made this giant spiderweb of yarn spanning through every room of my apartment. That was fun too. Kitties are crazy.
When we got Dexter fixed, they gave him a fabric cone instead of a plastic cone. Is that a possibility or do your doctors think it should be plastic?

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 Post subject: Re: PSA (aka - I'm a bad cat mom)
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I tried a fabric cone after her last surgery. She got out of it and ripped all her stitches out. She's a little weirdo. Thanks for making me feel less negligent about this whole mess everyone.


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 Post subject: Re: PSA (aka - I'm a bad cat mom)
PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:59 am 
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ohhh poor Bear!!!! you are not a bad cat momma!! accidents happen.

i hope Bear gets better soon! huge hugs being sent to both of you!

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 Post subject: Re: PSA (aka - I'm a bad cat mom)
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:49 am 
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Hope she feels better soon! I'm scared of this because I'm not the best at putting things away and one of my cats eats the craziest things...

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She got out of it and ripped all her stitches out.


Loulou did this after her sterilization. I felt horrible!

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 Post subject: Re: PSA (aka - I'm a bad cat mom)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:57 pm 
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Bear managed to tear the plastic on her cone. It's only one of the two tabs, so I taped it. She is a very determined kitty. Sigh. I hope it lasts through next week.


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 Post subject: Re: PSA (aka - I'm a bad cat mom)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:59 pm 
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Our cockatiel once had to have a cone, and another time her foot was bandaged. The vet made an enormous dummy bandage on top for her to try to destroy.

It took her a good 12 hours of concentrated effort, but she defeated it all.

At least we know that if they are so energetic and determined at bandage removal, they must be feeling better, right?!

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 Post subject: Re: PSA (aka - I'm a bad cat mom)
PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:12 pm 
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Oh man. I had a cat that ate ribbon one time and we did not even KNOW he had eaten it until he was having trouble going to the bathroom and my mom wiped his behind and out came this really, really long piece of ribbon. :-X It really freaked us out. He'd been acting kind of off, but not enough so that we thought he had a serious problem, and we felt so lucky that it came out the other end like that.

Hugs to you and your kitty and I hope recovery is quick!

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 Post subject: Re: PSA (aka - I'm a bad cat mom)
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How's Bear doing?

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