Monday, September 7, 2009


My cat Boo likes bags.
A few years ago when I moved from Boise, ID back to Montana, I didn't have a place to live for a couple of months. Staying with family and clothes in the trunk of my car, I missed my kitties very much. Boo and Melba (Alfie wasn't born yet) stayed at my parents house which we dubbed 'fat camp' as both cats lost weight from all the room to run around in.
One weekend when my parents were gone, Boo decided that he wanted to feast on an electrical cord. When my parents returned, they discovered Boo had serious burns in and around his mouth. They immediately took him to the vet in town and were glad to know that Boo had not lost his tongue in the feast. For weeks after, as the sores were healing, Boo would drool constantly.
I believe that my cats fascination comes from this experience. It's not only that he likes to sit in the bags and play with them, but he constantly licks them! I think that the smooth-ness of the bags feels good on his tortured tongue.
But of course... he taught this licking the sacks trick to the other cats. It doesn't bother me too much, but when you hear it in the middle of the night, it's kind of creepy!


Maria Rose said...

My fat cat used to be obsessed with plastic bags and then she got stuck in one (twice) and ran around the house in terror with a bag around her neck, urinating all over as she ran. It was awesome...needless to say we are much more careful with our bags. We let her have boxes now.

..... Carmen said...

Poor thing! When I saw the photo of him in the bag the first thing I thought of was the crinkling sound that would make - lol.


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