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Old 02-17-2019, 03:07 PM
 
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Old 02-17-2019, 03:36 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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left a hairball in my slipper, on the morning of my birthday. I stepped right into it.
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Old 02-17-2019, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Honestly, I can't think of a thing!
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Old 02-17-2019, 06:23 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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Cat on roof at back of the house.

Cat doesn't know how to get down, is howling a feline 911.

Dad on ladder retrieving said cat.

Dad fails to properly grasp hold of very stressed cat.

Stressed cat freaks out even more.

Freaked out cat twists in a 180 degree rotation and plants one very sharp claw in rescuers nose.

Rescuer (me) on 7' ladder with a profusely bleeding nostril holding 12 lb cat with both hands

Choices- (A) Let go of howling, freaked out cat and lose half of nose, or (B) keep hold of writhing cat firmly attached to nose and get down off the ladder as quickly as possible.

Option B won.

One half hour & 4 Band-Aids later, all was back to normal (mostly). Freaked out cat had already washed her face & forgotten the entire affair.

A short time later a small demolition project removed the possibility of any cat getting back on that roof.
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Old 02-18-2019, 03:47 AM
 
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Cat on roof at back of the house.

Cat doesn't know how to get down, is howling a feline 911.

Dad on ladder retrieving said cat.

Dad fails to properly grasp hold of very stressed cat.

Stressed cat freaks out even more.

Freaked out cat twists in a 180 degree rotation and plants one very sharp claw in rescuers nose.

Rescuer (me) on 7' ladder with a profusely bleeding nostril holding 12 lb cat with both hands

Choices- (A) Let go of howling, freaked out cat and lose half of nose, or (B) keep hold of writhing cat firmly attached to nose and get down off the ladder as quickly as possible.

Option B won.

One half hour & 4 Band-Aids later, all was back to normal (mostly). Freaked out cat had already washed her face & forgotten the entire affair.

A short time later a small demolition project removed the possibility of any cat getting back on that roof.

Funny story and well told. One piece of advice from someone who was a volunteer for years at an animal shelter: if you need to deal with a cat who might sink its teeth/claws into you, wear a pair of long-arm dish-washing rubber gloves. Even in the unlikely event the cat does penetrate the gloves the force of any wound(s) will be greatly reduced. With the gloves on, try to pick up the cat by the back of its neck as its mother would (instead of cuddling it). Even adult cats can be handled that way.
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Old 02-18-2019, 05:04 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Well I can't say who did it...but the worst thing the group has ever done was pull off the front lower panel of our dishwasher and also dug out pieces of decorative trim we had hidden from them so that when we went away for the week our petsitters walked into our home- saw our dishwasher parts on the floor and when they walked into the living room they say these pieces of wood crossed over each other in a funny sorta- cross pattern- it was very Blair Witchy- yeah we got a phone call that night!
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Old 02-18-2019, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I startled my cat once when he was sound asleep and he lashed out and clawed above my eye. I had to go to the ER.

All the cats pee places they shouldn’t when they get old....bathmats, clean laundry, etc. That is why I’m never getting another cat, although I love them.
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Old 02-18-2019, 07:50 AM
 
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Honestly, I can't think of a thing!

Same here.


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All the cats pee places they shouldn’t when they get old....bathmats, clean laundry, etc. That is why I’m never getting another cat, although I love them.

Have never experienced that problem in elderly cats with or without health issues.


But if you don't want the care of elderly cats, but would like cats in your life transiently, you could join a kitten foster program through your local shelter or rescue.
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Old 02-18-2019, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Venus
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I would have to say it was Bear who got the Gold for the worst thing. This was way back in the dark ages when I was married to my first husband. We lived in a one bedroom apartment. One morning early, we were both still asleep. There was a big crash. It took us a few minutes to register because we were still asleep. "What was that?" We got up to investigate. We had a nick-knack shelf that had a bunch of breakables on it. Of course that said shelf was knocked over and many of the nick-knacks were broken, and some were smashed beyond repair. Bear was no where to be found. In fact, we didn't see him for a few days-yeah, it was a small apartment but he hid himself knowing he was in deep doo-doo.

Part of the issue was the shelf wasn't very steady to begin with. He jumped up there and when he jumped off, he pushed with his back paws and that pushed the entire thing over. I have learned my lesson. I put the breakables somewhere where the cats can't get to them and make sure that shelves are anchored if need be.

Bear has crossed the Rainbow Bridge almost 20 years ago. I still miss him and of course I had forgiven him for the shelf. (And I had Bear longer than I had my first husband.)



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Old 02-18-2019, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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left a hairball in my slipper, on the morning of my birthday. I stepped right into it.
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