String theory for cats

My cat, Menchi, had a theory. She thought it would be a fun idea to swallow a string. Why eat plain old boring cat food when you can slurp up a string? In theory, it would be a lot of fun.

But reality had different ideas. Reality meant vomiting, loss of appetite, increasing weakness and almost death. She was rushed to the animal hospital and I was told that she needed surgery – which would cost at least $3,500 and probably more. With surgery, she would have a good chance of survival. Otherwise, her odds were less than 10%. When I opted out of surgery for financial reasons, they offered immediate euthanasia. I opted out of that too. Less than 10% is still better than 0%. I reckoned I’d give her a shot at life.

The very next day she started improving and now she’s practically back to her old self. I told her, “Menchi, it’s good to have you back – but you’re an idiot for swallowing a string!”

Be careful what you leave laying around if you have pets that don’t fully understand string theory. You could end up coughing up a lot of money. Don’t always take what the vet says at face value. A Jewish sage once said, “This too shall pass.” Indeed.

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10 Responses to String theory for cats

  1. Blog Raju says:

    Cats have strong stomachs.

  2. Matt Parrott says:

    And now, the part of the show where you follow your cat around for hours on end with a pair of scissors.

  3. Yarilo says:

    Given how stubborn cats are, if Menchi had the cognition of a person she probably would’ve opted out of surgery as well. “Screw surgery, I’ll fight this myself!”

    Hope she continues improving. Keep us updated!

  4. Does Schrodinger’s cat play with a ball of string-theory?

  5. Jim says:

    When I was a child our Siamese cat Smokey got into the same predicament. The vet decided to try a large dose of oil before surgery and it worked. Smokey went out to live to the age of 19 years.

  6. seedofjapheth says:

    Silly cat, not all pieces of string are spaghetti.

  7. rjp says:

    When I was a kid, my dog would eat anything. Racquet alls, tennis balls, dog toys, its dish …. it was a little dog too.

    Trust me, that brown multi-colored-rainbow-speckled thing we would occasionally see in the yard was not a robin’s egg.

  8. Robert Marchenoir says:

    May we have a picture of the cat ? Unless she wishes to remain anonymous, of course.

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