Thursday, April 27, 2006

When Queasy Cats Go Bad...

This, as you know, is Trevor.

In addition to being the messiest eater I've ever known in a cat (yes, that's food on his face. He's enthusiastic. He gets water marks up to his eyeballs, too) Trevor is often a victim of hair balls. Perhaps because of his enthusiasm, he tends to scarf, and then... well, about half of what he eats is seen again.

And you also know Aslan, who, aside from a minor kleptomaniacal obsession with goat fibers, is as polite as you can get.

He's a dainty, picky eater who is known for making commentary on his food in the form of attempting to cover it up when he's done. You know, like he'd do in the litter box. Apparently, he thinks I am lacking in the cooking department (but a good mommy otherwise, so he's willing to love me anyway).

Anyway, you can imagine my surprise when Mr. Innocence puked all over white yarn I was knitting with this morning.

This yarn, which along with the fellow victim purple, spent the morning in the kitchen sink, soaking in cold water and Dawn. Because I am a kind, generous, and upstanding person, one that you can hold to a higher standard (and I panicked and forgot about you) I didn't take a picture of the vomit covered yarn, but here it is post immediate soak.

I then wound it (wet) into a hank on my swift, and washed it again in that form.

It's now drying, up high, where the cats would have to really work to barf on it.

And for some completely ralph-free fiber content, here is my mommy's very first sock!

Isn't it cute?

She's stuck on the heel, but we'll get through that as soon as she stops asking questions long enough for me to actually answer one.


Blogger itgirl said...

Two more socks from me. I'm itching to give the 1,763 prize out.

10:03 PM  
Blogger aija said...

Amie, what a great article on Knitters Review! Makes me want to go cross country just to check some of them out. :)

10:42 PM  
Blogger dragon knitter said...

loved the article on KR. nice job, i'll remember if i 'm ever in the baltimore/dc area (i kinda doubt it, i wanna steer clear of all those politicians).

as for ralph, try kid ralph. they puke a lot more, sigh.

10:49 PM  
Blogger Coleen said...

On behalf of the blogging community, I would like to say thank you for sparing us the cat vomit picture!

Nice job with the review! And you didn't even mention how often we all got lost trying to find them!

1:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hee hee hee - that gives me an idea....
looking around for a spot to deposit MY breakfast...

Gracie in PA
(Emma won't admit that she thought this was funny, but I saw her snickering in the corner!)

Good one Trevor!

8:08 AM  
Blogger Rose said...

Now that is funny. Of course I found puke down the wall the other day and have no idea how it got there.

8:15 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

We have a cat that frequently pukes all over. She isn't happy unless she's made a deposit in a minimum of three places.

Re. teaching a heel -- I taught one last night. She was a good student, and listened for the answers before asking her next question. Great fun! Good luck getting your mom's heel turned.

9:58 AM  
Blogger meg said...

I can't tell you how many close calls I have had with my knitting and my queasy cat. (In fact, she barfed three times this morning on my NEWLY PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED CARPETS.) Sigh.

I love her, but jeez. I wish I could stick a cork down her throat after she eats.

10:27 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I have a puker too. Something that has helped him puke much, much less is Nutro cat food. It has no by-products, so it's easier on the tummy. He went from puking one to two times a week to only one or two times a month. It's one of those expensive petstore-only brands, but I don't think it's any more pricey than the other petstore-only brands like Iams or Science Diet (both of which actually do have by-products). Anyway, it might be worth a shot, even if only to spare future yarn.;)

11:00 AM  
Blogger Shell said...

Oh! Laughing! Hurts!

I have birds, I have to move stuff quickly at times to prevent random-acts-of-pooping.

4:50 PM  
Blogger CarryFairie said...

Two more socks to add to the total! :)

6:15 PM  
Blogger itgirl said...

...and add another sock for me.

8:54 AM  
Blogger trek said...

Go, mommy, go.
Can teach any mom a new trick, eh?

11:33 AM  
Blogger celia said...

Hi! I just completed soem bedsocks for my husband! Nopictures yet, but soon, I hope. they don't match and one fits better than the other...

10:11 PM  
Blogger Janine said...

Hi, can ya add a sock to the counter from me? I totally expect to have another one (and blog pictures!) tomorrow.

11:19 PM  

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