Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Chiropractic Convention Shut Down After Laser Light Makes Concentration Impossible


Edmonds, WA

The 25th Annual Meeting of the Associated and Accredited Chiropractors of Washington was halted and dismissed this afternoon after cats became too enamored by the use of a laser pointer used during the presentation.

The group of cat professionals meet annually to discuss quality of care issues and ideas for patient improvement at this highly regarded symposium which usually draws over 250 cats.

Presenters said everything was going “just fine” with the Power Point presentation until one of them whipped out a red LED laser pointer to highlight a particularly important HIPPA (Health Information Privacy and Protection Act) regulation and suddenly there was mayhem.


“The cats just…turned on us” one organizer said

“We turned (the laser light) on and suddenly everyone dropped their papers and just started chasing it,” said Dr. Will Pepperoni, a 12-year-old, neutered, Domestic Short Hair who has run the meeting for the past five years.

After controlling the sudden outburst, Dr. Pepperoni said he “didn’t really think much of it,” and put the pointer away, going back to his presentation.

Moments later after forgetting what had happened, he reportedly pulled the laser pointer out again and used it to underline a well-known muscle group on an anatomy chart.


“Ha ha ha, it was so awesome” said one participant

“One cat freaked! He jumped straight up and over three tables to try and get it,” said one participant. “He just about had it and then the laser turned off, he was so close!”

Reports indicate some cats chewed holes in the desktops, one ended up suspended upside down, hanging from the ceiling, and three cats crashed into the presentation wall trying to chase the laser and were taken to Stevens Hospital for their injuries.

“Every time they pointed it at a wall there was an accident,” said Debbie, a 9-year-old Domestic Short Hair chiropractor from Spokane. “It just wasn‘t safe, I tried to stay away from (the laser light) but I ate my way through a door just to get a good look at it.”


Debbie excitedly ate her way through this solid wood door just to get a glimpse of the rapidly moving beam

Overall, participants said after seeing the laser light appear, then disappear, then appear, then disappear again, they could only sit, black-eyed in a fit of sweat-ridden anxiety, just in case it appeared one more time.

The meeting was dismissed after it became obvious concentration was impossible. It will be rescheduled at a later date.

Copyright Sharyn Thoma
Photos: Thanks to Janice

13 comments:

NYC Jane said...

ha ha h, just what i needed. i can be so depressed then BAM, im ok.

thanks for the laugh.

Victor Tabbycat said...

What is it bout dat red lite? I don't get it. Nina can chase it all nite, but... where's da beef? I can't touch it, bite it, smell it, or bunny kick it.
Purrs,
Victor

green lasers said...

hahaha, the cat is nearly crazy, a laser pointer is really quite funny!

One Cats Nip said...

The laser lights the laser lights! The most evil of all things...must killl...must kill

The OP Pack said...

Between nip and laser lights, you kitties have all the fun.

Woos, the OP Pack

invisiliz said...

OMG - Having a tough day, close to tears, and then I read that - literally laughing out loud sitting at my desk. Thank goodness my coworker wasn't here yet or she would think I was on the bipolar roller coaster. Thank you SO MUCH for making my day.

I may have to get a laser light for myself.

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

OMC!!! Thanx SO much for the laugh! We think the first picture almost made mom pee her pants!

Angel and Kirby said...

The red dot torture! Oh, No!

banjos said...

Kitty love the laser pointer's dot point to play in specially when it moving. Some laser pointer can be seen at Techlasers.

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Seattle Chiropractor said...

That was such a fun read! How cute! Chewing holes in desk and doors going after the laser! ROFL... Great piece!

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Seattle Chiropractic said...

Really cute cat. cute like garfield.