Cats are usually attracted to interesting objects like houseplants and sky raisins, but occasionally, they will get a taste for things that are definitely not intended for feline consumption. When this taste for non-food items occurs, it can come with deadly consequences. For one adorable black feline named Popcorn, she developed Pica at eight months of age and nearly lost her life.
Thankfully for Popcorn, she’s got a dedicated cat mom who knew that something was seriously wrong and rushed her to the vet without hesitation. And it’s a good thing that she did because now Popcorn is here to tell the tale and can live out the rest of her nine lives as happy as can be. I caught up with Popcorn’s cat mom hoping to feature her tale on the site, and luckily for me, she agreed. So, keep reading to learn all about precious Popcorn, a sweet and silly black cat with the cutest name ever.
How did Popcorn come into your life?
I adopted her and her sister from Dumb Friends League in Denver, Colorado when she was just four months old.
How did he get her name?
She already had the name Popcorn and I absolutely loved it so didn’t change it.
Can you tell me about the shoelace experience—so scary!!
I noticed that some of the toys she played with were missing legs, arms, tails, etc and one day noticed that half a rope that they played with was missing and then my shoelace. She started vomiting so I took her to the vet where they had to do surgery to get it out! Now we have to hide anything with strings (shoes, coats, pants, etc), rubber bands, ribbons, etc.
How is she doing now with his Pica diagnosis?
She is doing better and doesn’t try to eat as much but we don’t leave anything out.
What are her favorite hobbies?
She loves to chase her sisters around and lay in the sun every chance she gets. She also loves to play with toy springs and ride on my shoulders!
Does he have any dog or cat housemates at home?
She has two sisters. One that I adopted with her—Kamikaze and one that is 14 Winnie the pooh, a tuxedo cat.
What’s something special you’d like for people to know about Popcorn?
Popcorn is very shy but she has a very crazy side and will start running sideways with her back arched attacking random things!
I’d like to give a special “thank you” to Popcorn’s cat mom, Heather, for allowing me to share her cat’s story and images with all of the Cattitude Daily readers. Now she’s running for America’s Favorite Pet and needs your votes. Be sure to cast your vote for Popcorn in America’s Favorite Pet!
All Images Courtesy of Heather Archuleta / America’s Favorite Pet