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cattism no. 33

By matildarose
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cattism no. 33: "make sure your plastic bags are biodegradable."

Inspired by Cleo, my mom's cat, who finds licking plastic grocery bags as irresistible as catnip. .... We don't know why.

A sharp commenter revealed that plastic in general is only UV-degradable; this is why we should be glad cats are not on environmental committees. After all, even if committees can make decisions that others may disagree with, their decisions are not based on what materials feel good when you lick them. Generally.

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RebeccaTripp's avatar
*sigh* I have a bag-licking cat too. I've got three right now, but all the other cats in the neighbourhood come to visit me.
Thisisyourname's avatar
so does my cat! xD
we end up yelling at her and moves her away from the bag... which she goes back to later -__-
Hehewuti's avatar
I thought my cat was the only one who did this XD It's really comforting to know she's not.
JenniferWeiler's avatar
Lmao that's a good one. XD
Deviantly-Atheist's avatar
Cute as a button! My cat doesn't lick bags though, never heard of that one. He just loves to make as much noise as possible when you give him a bag. And uses it as a sled across the wood floors.
NaylaSmith's avatar
I love these so much! I'm gonna look at all of them~

And my cat Stella also licks plastic bags, I'm sure she'd happily sit there licking for half an hour if I let her lol
matildarose's avatar
Yeah, one of my cats does the same- I used to think it was strange until I found out that there were many cats who did the same exact thing. Psuedo-wrongly-placed environmental concerns aside, I think they like the way their tongue feels on it.
NaylaSmith's avatar
Yes, I think you're right. Licking might also be a way of exploring their surroundings, as some cats tend to lick random objects. They're just odd creatures.. That's what I love about your cattisms, they really are spot on portrayals of cat weirdness!
Nyappy-muffin's avatar
My cat Sparky does the same thing xD
panzi's avatar
Plastic in general is only UV degradable.
matildarose's avatar
Unfortunately. This is why cats are not in charge of environmental committees.
ShadesofNight's avatar
Haven't heard of that one before, but I'm not surprised. We have a cat who likes to lick bricks and paving slabs (when they're stacked in piles). This is an adorable and amusing series of pictures, it would make a lovely little book.
Alhna's avatar
I thought mine was the only cat that was crazy about bags! as soon as you put one in a table, he starts liking it like crazy!

your drawings are really beautiful!
matildarose's avatar
Thank you! Yeah, I've found that a lot of cats love to do this ever since I started showing this to people.
Sairobi's avatar
My kitty Tet does the same thing. I'll be damned if I know why. (Love the lettering on this series!)
matildarose's avatar
Maybe it's the texture? I thought this was a unique thing, but ever since showing this piece to others I have found other cats love to do the same.

Thanks for the favorites and the comment!
MeiChild's avatar
my cat prefers to sleep in or on them. sometimes if you put things in them that he doesnt like, he rips them up.... :(
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