Originally Posted by MelissaC
How did the cat get into so much yarn?
Oooooh, these kittehs, they can get into sooo many things!
I had to learn The Scary Way to keep my serger boxed or put away.
Mousie was known for chewing/eating threads. She had created an area on the lower mattress where she had pulled out several long threads. She didn't *eat* the threads, she liked to hook her claws into the threads, pull them tight and then run her face along them ... but also run her teeth through them. I *swear* it was like she was flossing!
Anyhow, I was *very* careful to keep ALL threaded needles put AWAY and to cover my serger, which has a lot of enticing threads, but I must have not covered it well enough, one day. My scare happened when I walked into the hall and sort of 'tripped' over a thead. The thread was coming from my Serger in the bedroom, to the doorway (15') and down the hallway and into the living room (18'). That was more than 30' she had unraveled! The reason it was stretched between the two places was because she had the end of it in her MOUTH and she ran with it to the LR and it unspooled as she ran.
I quietly walked up to her and held her while I grasped the thread at her mouth and gently pulled it free. She did seem relieved to have it out of her mouth. I am certain she didn't want to eat it, I think she only wanted to 'floss' on it, but the thread kept unraveling and wouldn't pull tight so she kept backing up, hoping to pull it tight but it just kept unspooling until she was in the LR and didn't know what to do with all that string. I am *very* glad I was able to prevent her from eating it.
After that experience, I sewed a serger cover that protected the machine and all of its' threads.
Accidents happen, and we simply have to learn from them and take better precautions in the future.