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    9 Lives Used up

    I'm renaming this thread temporarily "Dangerous Cat Games".
    This morning, Clover was playing on my bed, right next to the wrought iron foot board. He was so cute that I started taking pictures.
    After a minute or so, he stopped moving and was laying motionless. Then he started jerking his head and kicking.
    That's when I realized that his head was stuck. First I was paralyzed, then I tried to get his head out.
    It made him panic even more, and he tried to pull his head out.
    I then just held him still, gently, and he calmed down. I was screaming internally, but tried to stay calm on the outside.
    I called my boyfriend, who was about to get off work. It would take him about 20 minutes to get home, and I was prepared to hold Clover until help arrived.
    About one minute after the call, his head suddenly got free. He ran under bed, but seemed to be ok. This whole incident occurred in about 4 minutes, a lifetime, it seemed.
    I never had a non-illness related emergency like that, and I think that Clover and I used up all of our 9 lives.

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    Oh, Clover! You're gonna give your momma a heart attack one of these days! Thank goodness you are both okay now!
    I've Been Frosted

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    Oh, my God!

    We're so glad Clover got out! Please let us know how he's doing.

    And please give him, and ALL your kitties, plenty of gentle pets from me and purrrs from Sparkler and Angelic purrrs from Poppy and the rest of the gang!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phesina View Post
    Please let us know how he's doing.

    And please give him plenty of gentle pets from me....


    From me, too please! Love to ALL the kitties at your house!
    I've been Boo'd ... right off the stage!

    Aaahh, I have been defrosted! Thank you, Bonny and Asiel!
    Brrrr, I've been Frosted! Thank you, Asiel and Pomtzu!


    "That's the power of kittens (and puppies too, of course): They can reduce us to quivering masses of Jell-O in about two seconds flat and make us like it. Good thing they don't have opposable thumbs or they'd surely have taken over the world by now." -- Paul Lukas

    "We consume our tomorrows fretting about our yesterdays." -- Persius, first century Roman poet

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    I would have freaked too. Cats tend to do that, resilient little ones though.

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    Thanks everybody! Clover is fine. It took him a few hours to re-appear.
    He's 10 years old now, and this was the first time that something like that had happened.
    Willa (5/1/1997-3/17/2018)

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    Glad Clover is OK now!

    Love to all your kitties.
    Nancy



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    Now this is a safe place to be!

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    Excellent! Well done, Clover!

    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    CATS, he said eventually. CATS ARE NICE.

    -- Terry Pratchett (19482015), Sourcery

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    I remembered a 9 lives situation I had years ago with my cat Jerry. He was wearing a leather collar and the buckle was near his chin. He was licking and cleaning his chest when I realized his lower canine tooth was caught in the buckle! Fortunately I saw this happen and tried pushing down on his jaw. That didn't work so called to my Mom to get some scissors. Jerry was really struggling during this but I was able to cut through the leather and get him free. He wore a figure 8 collar after that.

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    Kitties do the darndest things!
    Willa (5/1/1997-3/17/2018)

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