Crazy Cat Story

Canada
November 7, 2015 11:53am CST
My daughter posted the you-tube video that is at the bottom of this discussion on her Facebook page. It reminded me of when we first moved to Canada. We moved here because my husband was recruited from the states to work here. He had a work permit but I was not allowed to work until we became landed immigrants (a legal term). Once the kids were in school I was bored so I went to a neighboring town with an art school and took a basic class on Water Colors. I had never painted with water colors. I loved it, I learned a lot and made some good long term friends there while learning. I always made sure I was home before the kids got home from school. We lived on the shore of Lake Ontario. We rented a house where the living quarters were upstairs because of the gorgeous views. I painted upstairs. To wash my brushes I used a peanut butter jar with water in it. One afternoon when I unlocked the house and walked in it looked terrable. I carefully walked up the stairs to the main part of the house. It was a bigger mess. I could hear our cat Reggie yowling and he sounded strange. I called him and he responded verbally but I didn't know where he was. I finally found him. He had stuck his head in my brush jar with water in it and it got stuck. He had been trying to get it off his head for a while and almost destroyed the house in the process. The water emptied quickly as he ran around, mad and crazy with a jar on his head. I got down on the floor with him, holding him still I just popped the jar off of his head. He was not a happy cat and his face was soaked. He got over it and lived to be 16 years old. Just remembering that funny cat with a jar on his head makes me laugh still. He never stuck his head in a small space again that I know of. From then on I emptied my jar after using it and put it away with my paints. I hope you can laugh at the video. It made me smile.
I do not own this video, I simply found it on facebook from a vine page. I just wanted to give the world a cat stuck in a flip flop video :)
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@wetnosedogs (1557)
• United States
7 Nov 15
Aw, glad you were able to help your cat. poor kitty.
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• Canada
7 Nov 15
Pets are like kids, they do crazy things.
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• Canada
7 Nov 15
What a funny story! Poor cat! Not funny for him, but that image is stuck in your mind now.
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• Canada
7 Nov 15
Its hard to think of it and not smile. It was really funny after we got the jar off his head.
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@LadyDuck (147715)
• Switzerland
7 Nov 15
I have watched the video, the kitty is very funny. I am sure that the poor cat with the jar on his head was not happy at all.
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• Canada
7 Nov 15
He was not a happy camper. I'm just glad he didn't hurt himself.
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@Juliaacv (29000)
• Canada
7 Nov 15
Both your story as well as the video of the kitties made me chuckle.
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• Canada
7 Nov 15
We still laugh about the event.
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@Juliaacv (29000)
• Canada
7 Nov 15
@PainsOnSlate Santa brought our son a puppy one year for Christmas. And every year on the Saturday between Christmas and New Years my first cousins all gather at a restaurant for a nice meal and get together. We went the year that we had the new puppy, and we came home earlier then we normally would because of her, we had vertical blinds in the kitchen in front of the patio doors, she caught her tooth on it and was literally swinging from it when we walked thru the door. We still laugh about that story.
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• Canada
8 Nov 15
@Juliaacv That must have been a sight!
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@babaraimc (1326)
• Pakistan
8 Nov 15
This is first story i have read here, and its very interesting, There is a cat outside my room, when I study She just Sat and watches me as she Loves me :-p
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• Canada
11 Nov 15
That is what cats do, they either love you and are sweet or they tear up everything and make a mess. This cat was a love who made a mess because he was very afraid. Welcome to Mylot. You will love it here.
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@babaraimc (1326)
• Pakistan
11 Nov 15
@PainsOnSlate yeah they are so sweet but sometime they really irritate, i remembered once a cat followed me everywhere, even to the washroom, then I tried to communicate with her, I said" please go away,I am becoming afraid of you." but I think she didn't took some classes on language so she didn't understand. So i shut her out and lock the door
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• Canada
11 Nov 15
@babaraimc ya gotta do what you have to do. So I think you have figured how this site works by now. I hope you enjoy it here and remember without conversations and likes there is no money.
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• Midland, Michigan
7 Nov 15
Too bad you didn't think of taking some snapshots first before relieving him of his dilemma. I watched the majority of the video, but didn't see any cat stuck in a flipflop. Was it in the few seconds I fast-forwarded through? It was funny watching the one cat drinking water from inside the glass. He could barely reach it with his tongue.
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• Canada
8 Nov 15
I didn't realize there was more than one video attached. the first on, the very fast one was the one I saw. The cat had a water bowl at all times so I thin it was just curiosity that tried to kill my cat.
• Midland, Michigan
11 Nov 15
@PainsOnSlate It didn't give me options on which one to watch until it was over with. Usually a link provided takes the reader to the exact video, I didn't look around at the time for the correct one.
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• Canada
12 Nov 15
@MarshaMusselman Thanks for looking at it, sorry it wasn't easy.
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@sallypup (26332)
• Moses Lake, Washington
8 Nov 15
Your kitty story and the flip flop video reminds me of our Leah when she was a pup. She got her head crammed into a plastic Jack O Lantern bucket. Poor freaked out, careening fur gal. I managed to catch her as she ran into the front yard fence. Hubby managed to pry it off her panting head. Its a funny tale now but not so much then.
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• Canada
8 Nov 15
I know how you feel I was horrified when it happened but when I knew he was going to be ok I was laughing.
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@sallypup (26332)
• Moses Lake, Washington
8 Nov 15
@PainsOnSlate One of our cats was playing in a paper bag yesterday. It was an old fashioned string handled bag. Yup. Our wildest kitty and she got the string around her neck for a minute. Funny and yet horrible.
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• Canada
10 Nov 15
@sallypup I'm glad she didn't hurt herself.
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@rebelann (38939)
• El Paso, Texas
7 Nov 15
Oh yes, you bet I got a giggle. Even Ally perked up at the sound a kitty made. I'm lucky none of my cats ever stuck their heads into anything like that **whew**
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• Canada
8 Nov 15
You have heard the phrase Curiosity Killed the cat??? Well, this cat lived.
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@rebelann (38939)
• El Paso, Texas
8 Nov 15
That's the funny thing @PainsOnSlate most of them survive their antics. In the mean time their humans have nervous breakdowns oh wait that's not funny
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• Canada
8 Nov 15
@rebelann you made me laugh.
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@salonga (27995)
• Philippines
8 Nov 15
lol, that crazy cat made me laugh. What on earth led him to do that? But good that you came.
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• Canada
8 Nov 15
I'm sure you've heard the phrase "Curiosity killed the cat". Well this one lived...
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@salonga (27995)
• Philippines
9 Nov 15
@PainsOnSlate lol lucky, crazy cat! He should be happy and thankful to his attentive master.
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@softbabe44 (5908)
• Vancouver, Washington
7 Nov 15
That story is like no other i really thought that he would learn from that i bet he steps lightly wondering around very carefully not to have another run in with the jar.
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• Canada
8 Nov 15
Curiosity kills the cat, now I know what that phrase means. My cat lived but they are curious animals.
• Vancouver, Washington
8 Nov 15
@PainsOnSlate They sure are but he figures he got the wrong bonus out of that.
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@paigea (21755)
• Canada
9 Dec 15
Oh poor Reggie. I am glad he got over it and had a long life.
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• Canada
9 Dec 15
Me too, he was a great cat, a good mouser, and fun to have around.
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@jerzgirl (7978)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
19 Nov 15
That would scare me because he could have drowned in the water or suffocated if the closure was too tight. I'm glad he was OK and lived a good long life! The video is cute. I love watching the antics of cats - especially Maru and his obsession with boxes.
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• Canada
19 Nov 15
He could have hurt himself. I never left water in a jar after that day. He had water on the floor where we fed him but he tried to drink my paint water..
@ElicBxn (60770)
• United States
16 Nov 15
I don't think that cat is stuck. Having a few cats I can promise you that cats back up when they can't get out of things.
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• Canada
18 Nov 15
I think you are right about the video, it repeats too much instead of showing the cat moving all over the place. My cat did have his head stuck in a jar and I had to take it off, the video just reminded me of the event so i could write about it.
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@gudheart (12754)
12 Nov 15
LOL aww poor thing! They can get themselves in funny situations!
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• Canada
14 Nov 15
It was funny but I'm glad he didn't hurt himself or break anything in the house running around with a jar on his head...
@fawkes62 (1296)
• United States
9 Nov 15
That's a funny story. I can picture a cat doing that and the mess they would make. My cats have never done anything as funny as that, but they sure do like to get into small spaces.
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• Canada
9 Nov 15
I was awed by the mess he made trying to get that jar off his head.
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@BelleStarr (37092)
• Portland, Connecticut
8 Nov 15
Well they do say that curiosity killed the cat, I guess we know how that could have happened. lol
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• Canada
9 Nov 15
Happily the cat lived for many years. He was young when he stuck his head in the jar.
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@Rollo1 (16650)
• Boston, Massachusetts
8 Nov 15
This is the thing with cats, they love to slink their bodies into spaces that are just too small to fit them into. Luckily, most have an owner to rescue them.
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• Canada
9 Nov 15
They are entertaining, I will admit that. i don't have pets anymore because I'm old and like to travel and not worry about a fur family. But we had a slew of cat, dogs and other furry animals as the kids grew up. Fish too.
@GreatMartin (4305)
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
8 Nov 15
Nothing like a pet to bring a smile to our face!
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• Canada
9 Nov 15
You got that right. They are fun and entertaining.
@garymarsh6 (13199)
• United Kingdom
8 Nov 15
OH my that made me laugh although I don't think I should have done perhaps! Poor Cat!
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• Canada
11 Nov 15
I was there and once realizing the cat was going to live I laughed a lot.
@GardenGerty (96670)
• Marion, Kansas
8 Nov 15
Hubby tells of two different times he rescued skunks form similar situations. One had its head in an old fashioned milk bottle. I will enjoy the flip flop video, I am sure.
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• Canada
11 Nov 15
We have seen wild animals caught in stuff too. Those plastic things that hold 6 cans together make a mess when a Canada goose get caught in them, I've seen other birds caught too. Thankfully I've never seen a skunk because I would want to save it but I don't know if I would...