Anything on the floor is fair game for Fuzz to eat right now. Plus, he spits out his food a lot, so the floor is sort of part of the digestion process. There are various Cheerios, parts of pretzels, and a couple of sticky spots where he has dropped melons adorning my living room floor at the moment. Obviously, I should do less reading and more sweeping!
It is a good thing that we don't live in San Lorenzo. In Cat's Cradle, most of San Lorenzo's citizens were wiped out by simply touching a piece of ice-nine and then touching their mouths. Not a good situation for busy toddlers! (The rest of the world was wiped out, too, but that was due to the ice-nine wrecking the earth, not because they accidentally ate it.)
I really enjoyed this book. I had not read any Kurt Vonnegut books before beginning this project. What a fantastic writer he is. Cat's Cradle is an amazing, multi layered story about the end of the world It moves so quickly with interesting characters, an original religion, and a mystery surrounding a famous scientist. He manages to weave this incredible tale and also present a commentary on today's society without it being boring or preachy at all.