Hi everyone, it’s Allegra! I want to tell you about a cool new game I discovered! Mom calls it an obsession, not a game, but what does she know. Okay, that wasn’t a nice thing to say, because Mom knows a lot, but sometimes she just doesn’t get it!
Mom keeps rolls of pet waste bags under our kitchen sink. She uses them when she scoops out my litter boxes. I don’t usually pay much attention when she does that, because she does a good job and doesn’t need a lot of supervision. But I do like anything plastic, so the bags are interesting to me.
Since I’m a smart girl, I’ve figured out how to open the cabinet and get the bags out all by myself.
And once I get them out, I proceed to thoroughly chew on them. Sometimes, I only manage to get the end of a roll, but sometimes, I manage to get the whole roll out. That makes the whole chewing thing even more satisfying.
Mom doesn’t like it when I do this. Okay, so maybe 2am wasn’t the best time to do this because the cabinet door banging against the cabinet when I couldn’t get the bags out on my first try woke her up, and I could tell she was a little freaked out about that strange noise in the middle of the night. But I don’t understand why she doesn’t just let me have the bags to chew on. It’s not like I eat them! I just like how it feels to chew on them.
Mom says it’s not good for me to chew on plastic, even if I don’t eat it, because it’s made from chemicals. I know she’s just watching out for me, but it’s still disappointing when she stops my fun. But she always tosses another toy for me when she takes my wastes bags away from me, so I guess I can’t be too mad at her.
Kitties, does your human worry about you getting into stuff?
A note from Ingrid: Allegra has always been fascinated with anything plastic. I have to keep plastic bags out of her reach (and clearly, I have to get more clever about that!) She also likes to chew on rubber flip flops. There are several theories as to why so many cats love plastic, one of them being that fish oil is used in the manufacture of some plastics. Regardless of why cats are attracted to plastic, never leave them unsupervised with plastic bags or anything else made from plastic that they could ingest.