October 23rd 2013 11:55 am
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Rocky has now used two of his nine lives, I fear.
The first was his 106+ fever, which he had fully recovered from and now, today, he had another close call.
Danger lurks in the most unexpected places. In this case, Rocky has one of those dangly toys on one of his cat towers. My wife was working on her laptop sitting a short distant from the tower. Rocky was being his usual wild self, running and playing, wrestling with Alex. She heard a low growling kind of noise coming from the cat tower and when she turned to see what was going on, she saw, to her horror, Rocking hanging from his tower with the string holding the toy onto the platform wrapped around his left front leg!
She jumped to his rescue and unwrapped his leg, gave him lots of love and rubbed his leg where he was caught. He gratefully soaked up the attention! It gives us the shivers to think what may have been if we weren't home to rescue him right away!
We ripped that dangly toy off the tower right away!
I can't believe we didn't see that coming but there are so many dangers in a home for a wild and crazy young kitten!! It's hard to catch all the possible traps in a home. We are just so happy this little adventure turned out okay!
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Hi pawrents of Rocky, this was really a scary story! You might try what I did with the dangle toy on Saphira's cat tree shortly after she joined our furmily. We did not have the kind of scary incident you did, but the aggressive way that she played with the toy dangle mouse (she is an Ocicat, and they are very active and playful, as well as large and strong), she kept ripping it off its mooring and I kept having to repair it. How I fixed it was to cut the elastic holding the mousie in two, and then glue a small piece of Velcro to each of the cut pieces. Now when leaps up, grabs it, and lands on the rug with it still in her mouth, the Velcro tabs separate and all I have to do is stick the Velcro back together. She does not play with it as much now, since we got her a big new toy, Viola. She is another Oci and EXTREMELY playful. Like most Ocis, they both love to play fetch, but Viola also plays catch, leaping off the bed to grab any mousie flying in her direction in midair. And of course they chase each other all over the house at warp speed. They are the best behaved felines ever to own us and are just absolute joys.
Rocky and Alex are both great looking kitties, and sound just delightful.
Oh, and concatulations to Alex on his COTD, well deserved!
Thanks for your comments! That was a really clever way to fix the toy. I'll have to look up Ocicats, I fear I am not familiar with the breed but they sound wonderful. My tabby boys love to chase each other through our large house, they are truly mad men when on a wilding!