And to all a good night?
Maybe not for Skeeter, the beloved behemoth cat belonging to Giants third baseman Matt Duffy.
Duffy joked on Twitter late Christmas Eve that: “Dad told Skeeter he would rip his tail off if he eats any bows. Merry Xmas everyone! Here’s to hoping Skeeter makes it through the night!”
Skeeter is already a social media sensation for his healthy appetite — the tabby weighs 30 pounds — so fans had fun following the lighthearted saga. Hashtags emerged like #Rallyskeeter and #LetSkeeterKeepHisTail and #PrayersForSkeeter.
The story took, um, a twist when Cathy Duffy, the infielder’s mom, tweeted about finding swirls of ribbon in the litter box.
“Uh oh,” Matt Duffy responded. “The tail is in jeopardy.”
But all was calm after that. Not a creature was stirring. Not even a mouse.
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