Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Pull its tail? Gross!


The last time I was home in PA visiting my family, I went to the grocery store with my mom.

Those of you who know me know I don't go anywhere without a camera. I mean, with my luck, the day I forget my camera will be the day I see The Most Heinous Grammar Error EVER.

So, yeah, I even take my camera to the grocery store. And when we were perusing the cat toys for sale, I found a hilarious toy with a funny apostrophe error on its packaging.

I must have giggled maniacally at the Running Rodent for, like, five minutes. It was hard to take the picture because I was giggling so hard at this (not that it's that funny of an error--it's more like I was that punchy).

I think my mom was slightly mortified at witnessing my habit of whipping out my camera in public and taking pictures of (and giggling at) random shit, but luckily she's used to it by now...and she's a damn good sport about it.

Also--am I the only one who thinks pulling the mouse's tail is kinda gross? Or is that just my infantile sense of humor at work again?

Thanks to MAMA GRAMMARPHILE for her patience while I took this funny picture! :)

14 comments:

Rob said...

Better its tail, than its...

I wonder if that means that a cat could make the toy run since cats tend to pull on the tails of their captures. Now that would be fun to watch.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Good point--pulling the tail *is* less icky, I'd imagine, than pulling certain other parts!

That wasn't the toy that my mom and I ended up buying for the cats, so I don't know if the cats themselves could actually make the toy run--but dammit, now I'm curious about this! (I see a new toy in my parents' cats' future...)

Rob said...

Think of it as doing your part to boost the economy. ;)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Haha, but that's already how I justify my stiletto habit...and my new clothes habit...

Bridgete said...

Hahaha that thing is hysterical!

I kind of think Rob is right. My cat actually tries to eat the tails off the toy mice so I have to be really careful about what the tail is made of...or just cut it off (string + cat intestine = bad). But I'm sure while trying to eat the tail he'd pull on it a bit and then the mouse would run away. He'd enjoy that so much more than throwing it for himself and running after it.

Aww. Now I just want to go home from work and play with my kitty.

Oh, and as for your infantile sense of humor...yesterday I was giggling at a tax term called the "spread test". You're not alone. ;)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

LOL! Yeah, I guess you do have to be careful about what the toys' tails are made of. They should really start making digestible/ingestible/non-toxic tails on cat toys if so many cats eat the toys' tails or use their mouths to pick up the toys by their tails.

I remember that my old kitty (RIP, Kira!) used to pick up his toy mice and take them for a drink and snack...he'd dunk the mouse in the water dish while he drank, and then pick it up with his mouth and toss it in his food dish. His toy mice would always have their little pelts falling off and would be coated in pieces of cat food until my mother could clean/dry them off. (Eventually there would only be a little pelt left, since the center of that type of toy mouse was made of cardboard--which, after enough swims in the water dish, disintegrates.)

Now I want a kitty...which I can't have (silly landlords...sigh!). You're so lucky you have a kitty to play with!

Also--"spread test"? Isn't that what we ladies have to suffer through once a year? LOL!

mama grammarphile said...

I was not as mortified as you might have thought. In fact, it was wonderful to share a case of the giggles with you again. I miss that (and you) very much.
Love you.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Love you, too, Mom! Glad I could give you a laugh. :) I might have to buy one of those toys for Chloe and Zoe next time I visit!

Dave said...

Yet another toy acquired for the sole purpose of kitteh scare tactics. Just imagine the skunk and this thing activated at the same time....Raaaoowww

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

LOL! It would either send the cats running to attack these things or send them running under the furniture to hide!

Mom, have you introduced Chloe and Zoe to Smokey the Mechanical Skunk yet??? :)

mama grammarphile said...

As you will see in the pictures I have sent, they showed a modest amount of interest in Smokey.

I would like to remind you of just where the pull-tabs were located on the two bird toys that we bought that night. Do you remember? lol

By the way, cat toys that chirp in the middle of the night should be outlawed permanently.

Love you.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

LOL! Cute pictures, Mom. I'm glad the kitties were curious. :)

Haha, I do remember about those pull-tabs... And I'm sorry that evidently the toy birds have been waking you and Dad up at night!

LadyStyx said...

Ya know, sometimes I don't know what's funnier, the entry or the comments.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

LOL...my thoughts exactly!