For the past couple of days I’ve been sitting at the dinning room table diligently sewing the arms onto the round neck pullover. Occasionally one or the other feline would jumped in the middle of the operation to “ask” if I needed any help. As I worked on securing all the loose yarn ends, a small pile of yarn bits developed. After the operation was finished all bits were promptly thrown into the garbage bin.
Well, this morning I awoke to see one of the silliest things … a 20cm piece of Panda Cotton hanging out of Sophie’s rear end. Paul couldn’t help but laugh until I explained how serious this problem could be. I’ve heard this type of incident can be a life threatening ordeal. I was a bit horrified. I’ve always tried to be very diligent about not leaving yarn lying around, especially bits and pieces.
After a bit of Internet research we decide to call the animal hospital to see what they’d recommend. After all she was still being her precocious self with no signs of vomiting or discomfort. Of course, the animal hospital recommend we bring her in.
So what can a vet do in this situation? I think she as puzzled about this predicament as we were. Since Sophie seemed normal the only thing that could be done was to take x-rays to check the intestines for any abnormalities. After 15 minutes of waiting the x-rays were finished and everything looked OK. At that point we could really only monitor the situation, give her a dose of laxative and take her back at the first sign of any problems.
Fortunately, several hours after our hospital visit Sophie pooped. A quick check of the rear showed no evidence of yarn. We sifted through her stool and saw what looked like the rest of the yarn.
So, here’s a word of advice for knitters with feline companions. Be ever so diligent about yarn tails, because you never know where they’ll end up.
On another note, I’m so happy finally have this one finished. Besides th incident with Sophie, it was a minor ordeal getting the pieces together with this loosely plied yarn.