I just got a new bass last week. Pulled it out of it's case, played it for a couple of hours then put it in it's stand to get some food from the kitchen. I get back, and my cat is licking the strings?!? At first this was cute, and I thought it was a one time thing. But then I caught her doing it again later that night! I love my cat, but I don't want her cat-spit on my strings. I usually don't let other people play my bass, let alone, let my cat slobber all over it. Now I keep it in a gig bag just incase she gets another jonesin'. I was just wondering if anybody else has had this happen to them? The strings are nickels, nothing special about them. My hands were clean when I got the bass too, so what gives? I actually emailed Elrick to see if he had a cat, and maybe it was rubbing up against my bass, but he said he didn't.