Then, I could smell it. I looked at kitty and she had a gnarly kitty dingleberry, which she had just smooshed against my hand but had thankfully not left there. I yelled out, "AUUUGHH! EMERGENCY!! EMERGENCY!!!", pointing at the cat's butt. Susie noticed the offending fragment and hurried the kitty out of the room, to help her clean up, while I washed the entire outer layer of skin off my hand. So stinky. Soooo stinky.
The bed did not escape unscathed. We'll be burning the sheets, and the bed, and moving to a different house.