Crazy Cat Story
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.
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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.
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
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
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.
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...