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Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Danger, danger Will Robinson. Do you best to reduce access of kittens to eletrical wires.

Posted Thursday, January 10, 2019, at 2:06 PM
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  • Two other danger points. A cat can get caught in long, hanging string, rope, or even a sheet and twist around its' neck. We had a tragedy several years ago out in the garage where the cats were tearing one of those plastic weave tarps. The strands separated and a cat strangled himself. You can imagine our grief with the care we try to give them.

    Another catch point that has to date not been lethal but painful is anything that creates a V the cats legs can get caught in. We have some tables and chairs with wire legs that create such a V.

    Two cats have been playing and somehow gotten a leg caught. Both cats came out of it OK but the most recent one hurt me more than the cat. She walked away and was reclusive for a few hours but I am nursing ANOTHER finger with eight teeth punctures received from helping her out of the bind.

    Luckily it did not go bad like the one a few weeks ago, but I had some antibiotic in the house and paid closer attention to it right away. I don't blame her since I had to bend and lift her to release the leg, but short of getting rid of our chairs and table, it could happen again.

    I know the best solution for all, get some adopted. I even offer a no fault guarantee. If after a few weeks, the cat is not for you, he/she can be brought back.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jan 10, 2019, at 6:30 PM
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    First you go out of state and run down the Squirrels, now you try to electrify kittens, what are we to do with you Steve?

    Every time I take up to a stray kitten, as soon as I buy a BIG bag of cat food, it DISAPPEARS. Am I buying the wrong kind? I think people are letting their cats off in front of my house and after I buy a big bag of cat food they come back and get their kitten and hope I'll give them the bag of cat food too. Wished I would have tried that when I had 6 kids to feed, lol. Just kidding! I could never leave any of my kids with a babysitter after a big dog attacked my youngest son at a babysitter's house. I thought he would be safe at a babysitter's house since he never chewed on electrical cords.

    -- Posted by sui on Thu, Jan 10, 2019, at 9:16 PM
  • Did I talk about that squirrel in Virginia back in the 60's?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jan 10, 2019, at 10:22 PM
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    Well, Steve, as you know, cats will get into anything and everything. Another cat favored danger is Walmart sacks. More than once I've had to cut the handle to keep them from choking. And no matter how careful you are, they will find a way to show you it wasn't enough.

    -- Posted by fair share on Fri, Jan 11, 2019, at 12:19 AM
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    But thinking about Bernie's injury, being young, she will probably adapt better than if it happened when she was older. Good luck!

    -- Posted by fair share on Fri, Jan 11, 2019, at 12:23 AM
  • True about the bags. They live the noise and motion I guess. We cut soft drink six pack plastic also.

    The tip of Bernie’s tongue is still pink so I hope that is a good sign. I agree that youth is a point in her favor.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Jan 11, 2019, at 7:28 AM
  • Good news. The discolored part came off and she still has most of her tongue, a pretty pink. The vet thought her gums would recover so a major crisis avoided. Thank you Lord.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Jan 12, 2019, at 1:49 PM
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    So glad to hear that.

    -- Posted by fair share on Sat, Jan 12, 2019, at 2:13 PM
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