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post #1 of 26
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OK. I can't even believe I did this. But it was necessary.

You know you love your cat when. . . You are willing to pull a piece of poopie that's stuck half in/half out, out of the cat's butt!

here's the backstory to that. There were a few little pieces of poopie on my carpet near the cat box. I look and Max is in the shower just licking away for like forever. I finally grab him to see what the problem is. There is a piece of hairball/poopie that is obviously stuck. I pulled it out because the poor kitty seemed so miserable. (He's fine now!) Too gross, but necessary.
post #2 of 26
I removed a poop from Jupiter that was dangling by a human hair he had eaten!

yucky!
post #3 of 26
Makes me remember a time with my previous cat who had FeLV and during his last stages didn't have the strength to push his bowels hard enough.

It stayed hanging 3 inches out of his rectum. I pulled it out too, to help him out, very sad memory.

I don't think it's gross at all. You'd change and wipe a baby's diaper wouldn't you.

It's called unconditional LOVE!
post #4 of 26
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Originally Posted by ccoccocats
Makes me remember a time with my previous cat who had FeLV and during his last stages didn't have the strength to push his bowels hard enough.

It stayed hanging 3 inches out of his rectum. I pulled it out too, to help him out, very sad memory.

I don't think it's gross at all. You'd change and wipe a baby's diaper wouldn't you.

It's called unconditional LOVE!
sorry, but
post #5 of 26
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Originally Posted by pjk5900
sorry, but
Hey, don't be sorry. I just hope your mind changes, God forbid, if your pet ever needs that kind of help.
post #6 of 26
I'm afraid I would have to let the vet take it if it got too far.

If dangerous and after vet hours I guess I would too.
post #7 of 26
My experience with "poopie pulling from the butt" is pretty funny. QT had a small piece stuck on her butt hair. I got a tissue but was too slow getting it. Anyway, QT knew what I was up to after the first try so instead of running away, she would wait standing up until I got close enough and then she would sit down and refuse to lift her behind even if I gently pulled her tail . I would move away and then she'd stand up again. I get near and poof she'd sit. I could just see her laughing at me. What a teaser! Anyway, I did the "hey look a bird!" trick and that's how I managed to finally get the poopie off.
post #8 of 26
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Originally Posted by maverick_kitten
I removed a poop from Jupiter that was dangling by a human hair he had eaten!

yucky!

Been there done that " With 4 of my cats " oh well we do what needs to be done for our babies
post #9 of 26
I woke up in the middle of the night hearing strange noises. I turned on the lamp and saw Garfield crouched over on the floor. He was making noises like he was going to throw up! I rushed over to him. I started petting him and I held my hands close to his mouth. At that point I thought it was a hair ball, but he just kept doing that. Then he just threw up right in my hands. I washed my hands and got him a bowl of water and laid a towel down for him. He drank a little and laid on the towel. I petted him untill he fell asleep. I stayed up the rest of the night with him. He got up a few times and walked around then he laid back down. The next morning he seemed a lot better but we made a trip to the vet anyways. The vet said that he just got a hold of something bad and ate it, and he said Garfield would be just fine. I was so glad to hear my baby was ok!
post #10 of 26
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Originally Posted by pjk5900
sorry, but
Actually, that is what I was thinking too. But I know if it was my kitty, I would act first, and realize how gross it was later.

Stuff that sounds disgusting to me for other people to do with their pets is fine when its my babies. But I do understand that some people are more squeamish. I'm really not so much when it comes to bodily functions, as long as it is my family or loved ones needing the help.

At our house it is not so much poopies, as boogies. Garfield has feline herpes, and has a continual runny nose. So he can sneeze out a snootful. Then he licks his nose clean! LOL! Totally gross! I recently cleaned the windows, and the one where the cats sit looking outside a lot had boogies on the glass! I had to scrub it to get it clean!

Then there was the time he sneezed right in my face, and I got boogies on my glasses...gotta love that boy!
post #11 of 26
Aww Your cat is named Garfield too! How cool!
post #12 of 26
Yep, been there done that! Cat poop and vomit doesn't gross me out at all though. Now the things that come out of people- yuck!! I don't know how parents deal with all that stuff, literally, yuck!
post #13 of 26
Yup been there and done that..and even trimmed hair around Lokis tushie when he was having bad poopies......ah yup thats love
post #14 of 26
Blood, vomit, poop, disgusting things left on the floor - when you love someone and are responsible for their care, whether children or animals, you just do it. And somehow, I think that deep inside, you enjoy doing it as it makes them happy and comfortable.
post #15 of 26
Fortunately I've never had to deal with that - but I would if it was needed. The only thing I really had to worry about was a flatulent cat who would come and sit in your lap, turn her butt to your face and then fart in it. Charming.
post #16 of 26
I'm a butt cleaner, too.

Two of my furbabies have long hair. Snickers, he's 14... and he's so furry "back there", it looks like he's wearing knickers from behind! Long fur near the rear!

And Dusty is also furry back there... she is NOT very good at cleaning herself. I think it's above her... she's sort of a Diva Cat. Just the other day I had my daughter hold the little Dusty mop so I could get to her buttocks and wipe her down. She didn't like it too much.

You guys ever pick up hairballs with your hands? NO tissue, NO paper towels... just reach down & scoop it up with yer hands? That's love, baby! I wake every morning to find perfectly formed hairballs somewhere in my house. Instead of wasting paper towels or TP, I just pick them up with my hands & pitch them, then go wash my hands.

(which is no big deal... when my daughter was a toddler, she once puked right in my cupped hands during Thanksgiving dinner)
post #17 of 26
Love is ... spending all your holiday savings on emergency vet bills.
post #18 of 26
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Originally Posted by ccoccocats

I don't think it's gross at all. You'd change and wipe a baby's diaper wouldn't you.
It's called unconditional LOVE!
You are so right Cheryl. You did what any good meowmy would do for their baby!!!
Cosette is not a very "clean" pooper, so sometimes I have to get a tissue to remove litter and dingleberries that may stick to her back area. Doesn't bother me a bit, though- I'd do anything for those cats!
post #19 of 26
I would do it, but not bare handed.. would definitely have to cover it with a paper towel or something. I mean how could you not do it? It's just part of the responsibility of owning a pet..
post #20 of 26
Cosette is not a very "clean" pooper, so sometimes I have to get a tissue to remove litter and dingleberries that may stick to her back area.

DINGLEBERRIES!! haha!!


I call them "cling-ons" (in reference to the Star Trek warriors, Klingons)...

And yah it's certainly a part of living with pets. I would feel really weird and extremely bored if I didn't have my babies around. All of them... the human one and the furry ones! My house would be way too clean & WAY too quiet.
post #21 of 26
I call it "Poopy-Stickers"

post #22 of 26
Been there, done that!

lol Guin had a whole "long one" hanging out of him mixed up with grass! He was dancing about the garden trying to get it off so I got some kitchen roll, ran out to help him! It was funny but I did feel sorry for the little muppet! Then I had to get the cat bob martin wet ones to give him a good clean. He really enjoyed that! NOT!
post #23 of 26
It's weird how reading about this discussion about cat poopies makes me a little squeamish, but when Leo needs my help with vomit, poopies, drool, ear mites (which, the discharge-like stuff that mites create is..not pretty looking)...I'm right there with him!
post #24 of 26
((( this is great... we've now got a thread about Poop, and a thread about Boobs. What's next I wonder? )))
post #25 of 26
First when I got Pepper (she's my first cat EVER) I was iffy on cleaning up hairballs , poop and vomit but after the first couple of times I got use to it. I had to, she's my baby!
post #26 of 26
I did the poop and the vomit too. What I wouldn't do for my Maya! She was spayed recently and when we brought her home she layed down on the bed(she sleeps with me and bf on my side), I slept on the couch so she would have enough space. And brought her food into the bed, because she acted like she was too weak. Did that for 3 days..then all of a sudden when i grabbed one of her toys she jumped up and started running around she liked to be pampered I guess. And love is, when you spend all the money on your cat, my bf lost his job and couldn't start his new one for 3 weeks, we had no money for rent or food, and we spent it all on Maya so she would have enough while we ate little or nothing. We also got her new toys
We have no ac our fan broke and in the heat I made little fans out of paper to cool down my kitty, while I got sick from the heat. It's worth it, the love she gives us is just amazing, Maya returned all the favours I did for her, and stayed up with me in the bathroom all night while I was vomiting, she wouldn't leave my side for a second.
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