Monthly Archives: December 2006

Found it!

It took a little over two days, but I finally found the cat’s “foriegn body” in his litter box outcroppings. He’d eaten a ten inch piece of the toy’s cord, too, and I suspect that caused more of the problem than the cap itself. At least it all worked out in the end.

Worked out in the end? Get it?

Can you see it?

As I mentioned before, my cat, Cliff, like to eat things. Things that are usually non-edible. We spent Christmas morning at the emergency clinic because of this little doodadder. (Pretty much center of the pic, in a grey box.) It’s the rubber cap off of a toy and in this picture, it’s in his small intestine.

It needs to go through to his large intestine and everything will be fine. The concern is it getting stuck somewhere along the way. He was very ill Sunday night and Monday morning, but has been able to keep his food down today, so far. We have to go get another x-ray taken to see if it’s moving. Hopefully, it is. Even better would be to find it in the litter box this afternoon.

To: Santa
RE: Muzzle

Dear Santa,
I asked you for a muzzle and you didn’t get me one. This is what happened. You suck.

Sincerely,
Melissa

Can you see it?

As I mentioned before, my cat, Cliff, like to eat things. Things that are usually non-edible. We spent Christmas morning at the emergency clinic because of this little doodadder. (Pretty much center of the pic, in a grey box.) It’s the rubber cap off of a toy and in this picture, it’s in his small intestine.

It needs to go through to his large intestine and everything will be fine. The concern is it getting stuck somewhere along the way. He was very ill Sunday night and Monday morning, but has been able to keep his food down today, so far. We have to go get another x-ray taken to see if it’s moving. Hopefully, it is. Even better would be to find it in the litter box this afternoon.

To: Santa
RE: Muzzle

Dear Santa,
I asked you for a muzzle and you didn’t get me one. This is what happened. You suck.

Sincerely,
Melissa

I couldn’t agree more…

“It is a Christmas tree. You can call it a non-denominational-festivity-related-arboreal-American, but it will still be a Christmas tree and you are a holiday moron.

Trying to wrap my brain around the latest in pointless controversies, I realized that this might be just what society needs to help people cross partisan lines and come together for a common cause. Even my most liberal friends seem to think that taking Santa out of Christmas parades and calling it a holiday tree is ridiculous for several reasons- first, the Christmas tree/Santa thing actually has its origin in pagan rituals, so the cousin humping fundamentalists fighting to keep Christ in the Christmas tree have a little reading to do. Second, the word holiday has a root word- Holy. So the filthy anti-religious baby killers probably need to come up with a less ironic substitute name. Third (and most important), I have yet to meet anyone who has ever met anyone who was offended by the sight or mention of a Christmas tree, Menorah, Kwanzaa cake, Ramadan pinata, or any other symbol of a religious holiday.

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