The backstory: Lucy the cat likes to eat holiday ribbon, especially the curling kind that shows up on holiday gifts. Though she eats it, she shouldn’t, because it makes her sick. Years ago when I made this realization, I quit using that kind of ribbon. But there are holidays gifts from friends and students in the house, and Lucy is on the prowl for the ribbon. Sunday morning, JT and I heard Lucy make the yowling sound that proceeds a cat hurl.
Me: She’s gonna hurl….get out of the way.
Then we watched as Lucy hurled up a pile of ribbon. Twice.
Me: She can’t help herself when ribbon is involved.
JT: Well, given how much she enjoys it, I’m thinking of eating some ribbon myself.