Wednesday, July 25, 2007
The cat on the right of this picture retched up the most enormous frankfurter of intestine-shaped vomit I've seen in a long time this morning. But just as I was reaching for a tissue the cat on the left trotted over and, after a preliminary lick or two, ate the whole thing. Has anyone else ever eaten vomit? What did it taste like?
I'm not the first person, I'm sure, to notice the strange redundancy in the use of the word ‘own’ when attached to ‘vomit’, the obligatory example being how Jimi Hendrix choked on his own vomit. Who else's vomit might it have been? Is it possible to vomit down someone else's throat? Is there a word for that? Anyone ever tried it? And isn't there a Joe Strummer reference here too? The time, I mean, when Joe Strummer compared being praised by John Peel to ‘having a dog get sick in his face.’ If only Sam the cat had been on hand for that one. He'd have gobbled it up and no questions asked.