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will it nom?

maura @ 8:06 pm

For a long time now I’ve been thinking that we should create a webseries modeled after the Will It Blend? videos, which test the strength of a blender by putting non-standard items into it: a cellphone, a football, Justin Beiber CDs, and other weird stuff. Will It Nom? would star our cats, of course, who seem to think that everything new that comes into the house needs to be bitten or chewed.

One of them is a tentative nommer, he sort of sidles up to things and gives them a little test nibble, just to see. (See what? Who knows!) His preferred nommables are electrical cords. The other, dumber one has a long list of things he’ll nom (and actually ingest, unless we catch him in time): ribbons, tape, plastic bags, and he absolutely adores window envelopes. Seriously, when we open the mail he comes running as soon as he hears the crinkly sound of the plastic. What a nut!

We had cats when I was growing up but they mostly lived outside, and I don’t know what the heck they did or ate or chewed on, really. But these cats are sort of insane. The most recent was a sewing needle: I was working on my phone cozy and needed to rethread the needle, so I stuck it into the mattress right next to me. And faster than lightning the dumb cat came over and *bit* the needle clean in half!

Luckily it was only a small piece of needle, and it was the eye end not the point end. You’ll be happy to hear that the cat seems to have suffered no ill effects, and indeed it “passed” this morning. The vet gave him a shot of antibiotics just to be sure. But seriously, what sane animal noms metal? That cat is a whacked out poo brain. Good thing he’s so soft and cuddly or he’d be out the door.

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6 comments on “will it nom?”

Anne (17 August 2012 at 12:51 am)

Good god. If anyone asks me, I will say “No” to additional household pets. We are now up to 4 dogs, 1 cat (it requires an audience when it eats, like I have nothing better to do than WATCH A CAT EAT), 1 gecko (creepy), 1 joyfully industrious mouse, and the fish recently kicked it so…anyway I am horrified by that needle story, just all-around yipes.

Anne (17 August 2012 at 12:52 am)

Oh p.s. what a cool postcard!!! Thanks! I know that is completely off-topic for the blog but here I am.

maura (20 August 2012 at 9:44 pm)

Woah, a gecko! Their feet are crazy. I wish we’d gotten a rodent, in some ways, though there’s still the clean the cage thing (which was ultimately why not).

So glad the postcard came! She’s amazing, I have a gorgeous green skirt with trees silkscreened on it. In my perfect world I have enough of her skirts to wear every day and cardigans to match, so librariany!

Anne (22 August 2012 at 10:43 pm)

Cleaning up after a mouse is a lot easier than cleaning up after a cat.

Anne (22 August 2012 at 10:43 pm)

Geckos do a thing so disgusting I can’t mention it on your lovely blog.

maura (23 August 2012 at 9:57 pm)

Woah, what is it? Can you email me to tell me??? I’m totally curious now, and not sure that googling “gecko disgusting” will help.

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