For those of us living in Florida. Tempratures actually dropped enough that I know I brought my plants inside to protect them from the cold weather. All my drosera, neps ,sarrcenia, and Utricularia. I put them in a seperate room closed the door and let them be. That was the plan until the freeze was over, which meant this morning I would put them back outside. Well someone I won't mention who (my wife, oops) left the door open last night.
Now for the painful part. Many of my utricularia were recoving from the windstrom that had decimated them about a month ago, some were making progress.
Now the door does not have barbed wire or electric fencing around it. An idea I consider reasonable right now. And one of my four cats (cat's name: Roadkill <--really it's name) I saw this morning come out of the room into the kitchen and promptly proceed to throw up. i hope it hurt you nice guy I freaked the vomit had plant particles and my door was open.
Roadkill left no plant unmolested hanging neps were even fair game. Let's just say that my collection right now is back to a beginner level and I am considering amputation of all 4 of my cats paws. Although it is probably natural for the cat, I share blame to the party that left the door open. So while I may have to do it as a combo pack because I certainly can't get rid of just one. I am thinking free cat and wife to a bad home. Maybe ebay.
In the aftermath. My cat completly ate 5 drosera , 2 sarccenia, 12 Utricularia, and chewed on 6 neps at least 3 are in really bad shape. And I think the cat drank the water my U. gibba was in.
I am going to try those breathing exercises to calm down because I could end up with the police , animal abuse cops, and the local news station at my house if I don't.
There is a line in the orginal Heavy Metal movie that goes something like this: dying is to good for him(them in this case), they should be torn into little itty bitty pieces and buried alive.
I don't condone abuse (human or animal) but I understand it right now.
PS. I am being censored by the software for the board. I was referring to my cats questionable parentage in the italics comment. I did not refer to it as a nice guy. I would like to remind the mods that I come from a long line of disgruntaled postal workers, and I am off my meds. Censoring doesn't help my mood. Now where is my howitzer?