Mama Diaries

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Cat's Big Science Project

Bootsy, our cat, conducted a science project on our deck yesterday.  It was quite elaborate.  He had caught a frog and dissected it.  I saw the frog's intestines on one deck plank, its spleen on another, and something that resembled a heart about two feet away.

"Bootsy, what did you do?" I asked.

The cat just looked at me and licked his paws.

Two seconds later, my son came outside.  He spotted the entrails went into vomit mode.

"Dude," I said.  "You have to toughen up.  You're going to be dissecting a frog  just like this in school, soon!"

He looked at me with a face that matched the color of the dead frog.  "No way.  I'm sending the cat into school and he can do it!"

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  1. That made me laugh!
    At least the frog was outside. Just think if the cat had brought it inside...

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    1. The cat would have been in big trouble!

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  2. I need to toughen up too as ...Yuck!!.. I'm with your son on this one !!.. send in Bootsy :)

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  3. nobody would notice the difference I'm sure :)

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  4. let us know how that turns out. should be interesting. probably a few photos?

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    1. I'm not taking any pictures of that carnage!

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  5. Hah!! Love it. You know, they asked my son to dissect a frog in 2nd grade. 2nd GRADE! And then they were surprised and disappointed that he didn't want to do it. Is that crazy or what?

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    1. 2nd grade? That's ridiculous! I would not wanted to have dissected a frog in 2nd grade, either!

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  6. ROFL Clever kid. Cats have extremely bad taste in gifts.
    Barbara
    Life & Faith in Caneyhead

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    1. I would have to agree with that. Today, Bootsy left a chipmunk tail.

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  7. I skipped high school biology for two weeks when it was frog time. The teacher had no control over the class. I didn't want someone throwing dead frog parts at me.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I'm sure that's exactly what would have happened!

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  8. *LOL* Smart kid! I never liked dissecting animals either.

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    1. I did. Pig parts were pretty cool. Maybe I should've been a surgeon!

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  9. Ha ha mam I can see the smartness of your son.

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    1. He knows what he wants and what he doesn't!

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  10. Oh, gotta love that comment and agree about sending the cat that day. :-)

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    1. More than 20 frogs to dissect. I'm sure the cat would love it!

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  12. lol I agree, send the cat they like it more than most humans do

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  13. I dissected a frog when I was a kid, and didn't learn a single thing from doing it. Except that their guts smell terrible, which I believed I knew even before doing that.

    My cat's never dissected a frog, but she has performed autopsies on more squirrels than I can count.

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    1. My cat has experimented with numerous animals. Today's pick was a chipmunk.

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  14. That sounds like a good idea! I had to not only dissect a frog in high school--but a fetal pig, as well!!! It was awful.

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    1. I dissected a pig, too. I actually thought it was pretty cool. But if you don't like guts, then you'd definitely hate it!

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    1. He's always coming up with brilliant one-liners.

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  16. Oh my! Perhaps there is a computer program where you don't have to do actual hands on dissecting? Just a thought.

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    1. Too bad they didn't have one of those for real human surgeries!

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  17. Haha! At least the cat knows how to get it done! I didn't have to do that but that's because I was homeschooled for highschool. Thankfully. I could do it but I would feel super guilty about it.

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    1. I'm surprised you didn't have to do it, even as a home schooled student.

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  18. That surely sounds like a great plan!

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    1. I'm sure a lot of kids would like that plan!

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  19. I shudder when I have to clean up after my cats.

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    1. I just went out yesterday and hosed off the deck. That cat had a dead bird, dead chipmunk, and dead frog on it. He's a regular killing machine!

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  20. I wonder if the cat can go to school take tests for him as well LOl!

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    1. If the cat is smart, I bet he'd like that a lot!

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