After she threw it up, I traced the purple strings back to some missing tassels in the scarf. Meanwhile, a concerned Fyodor, always the neat freak, walked over and politely pointed out to me that the mess Brioche had made needed cleaning up. He daintily tried cover up the mangled pile of fringe with his little paw.
We can all be better at saving our cats from their own curiosity. After shutting all oh-so-tempting stringed things away in my closet, I asked the experts for tips how to keep cats safe. Here's what they said:
Keep Chemical-Filled Things Away From Prying Paws.
"All pet owners need to remember that what's safe for our species isn't necessarily safe, or safe in the same concentrations, for animals," K.C. Theisen, director of pet care issues for the Humane Society of the United States, told The Dodo. "Cats especially are curious explorers and want to crawl into new spaces like closets and cabinets. If you own cats, you need to learn about what's toxic for cats and make sure your storage for those items is secured against prying paws."