IZA: I am all tied up in the UGLIEST cloth a cat efer wore! I was asleepin onna table when The Big Thing started handlin my paws. I dont mind that much (unlike LC an Ayla). But then I realized I was gettin all wrapped up! TBT tried that afore and I hissed an struggled. I even clawed him a bit.
Well, this time I was all sleepy an dint suspect what he was doin. I started squirmin but he grabbed my head an said "Its this or the cone. You were bitin at yer stitches again today"! That dint sound like a good choice, an while I was tryin ta figure out what ta to, he had it on me an all tied up.
He said it was jus a "first try" like I may hafta do this again? He distracticated me with a toy mouse an took a coupla pictures.
He let me down onta the floor an I tried ta walk around. It did NOT feel right.
I tried walkin, but one side is tight an makes me wanna scooch sideways efry step. At least my butt seems free of cloth!
I chased a mouse he tossed an fergot about the scooch fer a minut. Well, its better than the cone, but Im still fightin it.
I got a front paw out, so he used another shoelace. That stopped me fer a hour.
Then I got both front legs out later, but I cant get the back legs loose. He tried 3 times ta get my front legs ta stay in, but I kept gettin them loose.
So he gave up on that an tied more shoelace through the front legholes an onto my collar.
He looked at me an said that iffen I escaped from the house an a neighbor found me, the police would visit an I wouldnt get any dinner cause they would "haul him away". I thought about that fer awhile and decided dinner was important.
If I can get outta this on my own, then that doesn't involve the Police, right? An I still get Dinner? I mean, this isnt a real fashion statement, an nothing hurts, but it sure is annoyin. AND UGLY!
THE BIG THING: Well, it has been aninteresting day, but it seems the garment is functioning. That's about all I can say for it though. It is keeping Iza's stitches covered without hurting her, and that's the essential thing. However, now that it is ON her, I think I can start to make some adjustments after she is used to having a garment on her. I can punch a few more holes in the top, tie them separately, make some adjustments, and then remove the "desperation" laces currently holding her into this garment.
I want to thank Darling Millie and Derby for sending us to websites of 2 other people who tried similar alternatives to neck cones in slightly different (and far better) ways. Millie has a friend who simply cut the cloth to leave on cloth ties that allow for easy fitting to the cat's shape (and used more of them than I did lace holes). Derby has a friend who used a "baby onesie" on her cat. That looks like a GREAT idea, and I will probably go buy one tomorrow.