Yeah, I knew not to pull it 'cause if it was stuck, I could've really hurt something in there. I['m just wondering why in the world would cats find string appetizing?!! I'm getting overwhelmed with cats. I had two, two years ago, picked another two up at the last apartment complex I lived in, one happened to be pregnant(that's when I found this site) and ended up with a grand total of four kittens and four adults. One of the kittens died, one found a good home with my mom, and I've got the other 2 four month old rugrats. The little girl is the one with the thread problem. I'm so attached to both the kittens now that I don't know if I could give them up. The moma cat is a real problem though, my first intention was to spay her and either let her go (but that area was rampant with FIV) or put her on a waiting list for a no kill shelter. She is still soooo feral, hides all day and only comes out at night. I just don't know what to do with her. When I first caught her she was so scared that she wouldn't bite or scratch at all, but now she hates me.