Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Nothing grosses me out, huh?

I pride myself on my ability to not be grossed out by things.

Puking? No problem.

Puking with a GI Bleed? Still no problem.

Code Brown in various stages of liquefaction and many colors besides brown? Again, no problem.

Unwashed land whales needing a catheter? I'm your (wo)man.

Frothy green sputum? OK, me no likee, but I can deal until I'm out of the room.

Same with grinding bones, displaced (or missing) body parts, various abscesses and even gangrenous toes.

I just caught my cat chewing on my toothbrush.

I'm completely grossed out.

I don't know how many times he has chewed on my toothbrush. For all I know my toothbrush has been brushing both my teeth and his teeth for as long as I've had it.

He licks his butt.

There is not enough Listerine in the world to make me feel better right now.

23 comments:

John said...

Has your toothbrush tasted like cat ass? I know- I know--- "what" exactlly does cat ass taste like--well due to certain "Scientific Experiments" in college in the early 70's - I know! -They tase like Cheese! Specifically- Cheese Nips- probably because that's what the professor gave us as a reward after we licked the cat's butt in lieu of getting a shock to the nads!

So if your toothbrush hasn't tasted like Cheese Nips- he/she probably chewed on it just that once--of course unless he/she knew to eat the litter clumps to get the Cheese Nip taste out of His/Her mouth to fool you--sooooo in that case it would just taste like --well-- basic Cat ass!

Hope that helps....

John

Eric, AKA The Pragmatic Caregiver said...

Please know that I just spat Fresca all over a brand-new seriously-overpriced notebook computer.

That's hilarious.

Eeeeew.

BTW? What's with frothy green sputum? I know that frothy sputum is generally either CHF or pulmonary edema, but green has me flummoxed.

E

Bubblewench said...

omg. that is hystercial. Obviously, you need a new toothbrush, with a case, a hard plastic case, with a padlock, in a cabinet with another padlock.

I have 4 cats. I would DIE if I saw/found them doing that.

Doctor Benway said...

Look at it this way. If he's been gnawing on your toothbrush regularly... and you're still ok... you've nothing to worry about.

I think your fears are overblown - you deal with worse stuff than cat's ass on a daily basis.

Cobwebs said...

Relax. Breathe deeply.

Then go read this post and feel better:

http://masthead.blogspot.com/2006/04/in-which-we-are-strepped-of-all.html

qtilla said...

I completely agree with Monkey Girl. I blogged about the kitten/toothbrush terror a bit ago after one of my coworkers emailed me a "cute" picture of a cat licking a toothbrush. BLECH!

mielikki said...

Just. No.
I keep a cover on my toothbrush for that exact reason. I cannot be brushing my teeth, with even the REMOTE possibility that any of my feline friends have been chewing my toothbrush. . .

And, green sputum? With you on that one as well.
eric-any color in your sputum, especially green, usually indicates a whopping upper respiratory infection, as well as whatever else may be going on with said patient.

Norman Yarvin said...

Don't worry, your cat has only been infecting you with mind control devices designed to make you love cats. Any side effects, like schizophrenia, will be purely unintentional:

http://cogweb.ucla.edu/ep/Schizovirus.html

Angry Nurse said...

Thanks you so much for that public service announcement!

As a result I just got back from putting my tooth brush away not to mention having a quick but friendly conversation with my cat....

Thankfully I didn't detect any minty fresh breath from her!

scalpel said...

I hope your cat doesn't drink out of the toilet like my cat does.

curmudgeon said...

Ugh. I would probably be gargling with bleach about now.

Spook, RN said...

LOL!

Didn't any of y'all read that little factoid that when you flush your toilet, the spray travels for some 20 feet or something?

http://www.bog-standard.org/factsheet_015.aspx

- Spook

Markie said...

You've been tagged....
http://markontheworld.wordpress.com/2007/08/23/pieces-of-eight/

Reserved Stipulation said...

Everything except the last thing is what make me appreciate those in the medical field. Do yourself a favor and get one those those toothbrush covers. They are usually in the travel-sized section. No more cat ass taste in your mouth. :-p

L.B. said...

Sometimes ignorance is bliss.

Sabra said...

Hey, look at it this way: At least your cat has excellent dental hygiene. Ever tried to brush Fluffy's teeth yourself?

Ali said...

The cat my sister and I were cat sitting this summer liked to chew on the toilet brush, and drink out of/play in the toilet. Luckly he stayed away from our toothbrushes!

Loving Annie said...

Grosss - eeeeeew !
Heh-heh. Yeah, knowing his prediliction, I'd buy a supply of new ones... :)

Cinnkitty said...

And yet...despite the fact that kitty licks his own ass...HIS mouth carries less germs than our own. How does *that* happen? :)

I'm more grossed out by the idea of a HUMAN using my toothbrush than I am my cat...but then... I'm more of a cat person than a people person, most of the time. ha..ha..!

medrecgal said...

OMG...you had this cat lover ROTFLMAO! Yes, I think that would be rather gross to share a toothbrush with a cat. (But less gross than another person.) Neither species has a very clean mouth, I'm afraid. Cats, though, think whatever is yours also belongs to them. But they're better than dealing with most people, IMHO.

Lynn Price said...

Thanks loads, Monkeygirl. I rotated a rib from laughing so hard. Try claiming this on insurance...

MadMike said...

LOL LOL! SO what's the problem?

rationalpsychic said...

I've long felt that the real problem with things which are declared "gross" is that they are labeled as socially taboo. Once people come forward and say, "This is what I experienced," well, the taboo begins to erode.

Apparently, the taboo about talking about licking a cat's butt has begun to fall apart. How far away are we from getting rid of the taboo on ACtually licking the anus of a cat?

Ah, freedom and the New Age.