Tuesdays with Dory

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Dear Dory:


Easter is coming, and though I've yet to put the Easter baskets together, I am somehow already finding my cats running around with plastic Easter grass trailing out of their mouths. I fear this decorative floof, much like tinsel, is bad for their digestive systems. What should I do?

Cat-cerned in Cleveland


Dear Cat-cerned,

Your cats are playing with Easter grass because Easter grass is a cat toy. Obviously. Why else would it exist?
But you're right--it's no good for the bowels and can cause serious discomfort. One option is to purchase paper Easter grass--while I'm no veterinarian, my guess is that it's probably not as dangerous as plastic grass, and might break down in kitties' tummies more readily. It also isn't shiny and doesn't make that fun crinkly sound, so your kitties probably won't even be interested in it--though I am, and spent a good 10 minutes chasing a piece around under the dining room table last night. I didn't eat it, though, which is a step in the right direction.
But if you really want to nip this problem in the bud, your best bet is to line your Easter baskets with yarn--knitters will like bright shiny new skeins, but non-knitters will probably be happy with scraps, as long as they're covered in chocolate. Or fish.

And if you want a chance to win some bright shiny new yarn or other knitterly prizes, don't forget to check out Kristen's CCFA fundraiser!

Have a purrrrrrfect day!
Dory