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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Molly had her checkup/shots yesterday. She weathered it better than I expected. They did have to wrap her in a towel because she was upset after they took her away to do stuff, and bring her back where she could look at me while they unsuccessfully tried to get a stool sample. But she cheered up right away when she got home. Bonnie was subdued for a day or two after her vaccinations, but Miss Molly never let up once she got back home. Today she caught and ate a lizard.

I did ask the vet about Molly's lizard-eating. He said that she might get a sick stomach but that it wouldn't really hurt her. His own personal cats confine themselves to eating the tails, so he has a lot of tailless lizards running around his house. For those of you unfamiliar with lizard physiology - they drop their tails pretty easily when they feel threatened, to distract predators, which clearly is sometimes a successful strategy. So it's not like his cats are partially eating live lizards, although I wouldn't expect a cat to care about the morality of such a thing at all.

Tomorrow I am off work. I think I'll probably go shopping.

I offer my readers this interesting graphic about the stimulus plan.


Ron Russell said...

Cats, like dogs will eat anything at times. Many year ago on my grandparents farm we had two cats--named Barney and Julie, after the local precher and his wife. Anyway they would catch small smakes and eat them. Year later, I learned that many early farmers kept cats just for that reason, and for the rats also. Had a poodle once that would catch and eat squirrels.

Laura(southernxyl) said...

I hope the preacher and his wife appreciated the compliment.

My grandparents had barn cats to keep the rodent population down. They were feral for the most part, but I remember watching my uncle milk the cow, and the mama cat coming to sit nearby, and him occasionally giving her a squirt of milk.

Deb said...

I think that's why cats throw up so easily. That's a completely uninformed and unscientific opinion. Just an observation of over 50 years of cat ownership. As my former vet said, "Cats throw up. It's their thing."

Laura(southernxyl) said...

Well, it sure is.