As Omahan Joanna Ziemba, a downtown child care instructor, stepped closer to the cat, she noticed something was wrong. His oversized eyeball had started to dangle from its socket.
Another child care provider tried to warn Skippyjon about his droopy eye.
“Oh, no, Skippy,” she said. “Your eye is about to fall out.
Here, let me put it back in.”
As she pushed it, the plastic eye fell onto the carpet and rolled near a group of sitting children.
Skippyjon’s personal tour guide darted for the eye. But she was too late.
“Ahhhh,” children screamed.
“Get away,” one girl yelled.