So we’re watching Find! on the TiFaux. Truffles is over by the slider, sleeping. Bluebelle is lying on a rug, sleeping. Just another lazy Saturday.
Cheri says “What’s in her mouth?” I go over and look; it’s the flying end of the Galkie Kitty Tease. She had dragged it over much earlier, but had been sleeping. 10 minues earlier I’d seen it by her, string and fly lying there. So I reach down and grab the fly. And it’s loose. I look at the tease wand, and there’s about 3 inches of string. And about 3 inches attached to the fly. I look for the other 30 inches. It isn’t lying around, which means just one thing…
It’s in Bluebelle. Uh oh.
I get on the phone to Atlantic St. Veterinary Hospital/Pet Emergency Center – our vet. Come on in. So we do.
After the prefunctory exam (she seems fine, although she’s gained 5 pounds since we got her (actually, she’s at 5.46kg, up from about 3.18kg – the vet weighs in kg)) the vet looks in her mouth and sees the string wrapped under her tongue. So off she goes to the back, and a couple of minutes later she has about a 15″ length of string. Which means that there’s still about 15″ inside. But the string is rather chewed on, so the vet thinks that it will break up easily and she’ll be passing bits of string for the next few days. And as I am the official litter box cleaner, guess what I get to look for.
Anyway, $85 later, she’s back at home, and eating, and chasing the others. We are watching her closely, and if she starts vomiting and/or stops eating, back to the vet.