When this three-way bulb failed, it cracked off at the base. “Oh sxxx!” I said, clearly in for a challenge. How to remove it from the lamp socket? Fortunately, I was able to use the glass stem that holds the filaments to remove it, but not without a little wound.
“Hey, Andy! Look what happened to my thumb.”
He sniffed it, of course. He’s a kitty boy!
Then Andy tried to pat it OK.
Thank you, Andy! It’s all better now! (Well, not immediately, but soon after.)