Cat Survives 19 Days With Jar Stuck On Head
BARTLETT, Tenn. -- Tabitha Cain has fed a feral cat she calls Wild Oats for several years, but now she's thinking of changing its name to Survivor.
That's because she said the cat survived for 19 days with a peanut butter jar stuck on its head.
"We tried to get her, but being the type of cat you can't catch, she kept running and hiding," said Doretha Cain, Tabitha's mother.
The family saw the cat several times and tried in vain to catch her. She disappeared for a week, and the Cains feared the worst.
"I thought she was going to die with that jar on her head," Tabitha Cain said.
They found the once chubby cat on Wednesday, too thin and weak to escape. They caught her with a fishing net and used some oil to get the jar off her head.
They gave her water and treated her wounds and on Friday she began to eat again.
"I've heard of cats having nine lives but I think this one has 19 because she survived 19 days," Doretha Cain said.
Dr. Gerald Blackburn, a veterinarian at Gentle Care Animal hospital in Memphis, said he's heard similar stories of pets getting trapped for days or even weeks at a time and surviving.
Blackburn said the cat may have lived off of its excess fat, but Doretha Cain had another explanation.
"God will take care of animals just like people because that cat is really a miracle," she said.
Ya, I'm pretty sure God had nothing to do with this one. Again, I'm not sure exactly what the cat was doing with the jar on its head, but I'll wager anything it was up to no good. I had been hoping that there would be a picture of the cat with the jar still attached, but no such luck. There was a post-jar picture though.
Ornery looking bastard, eh? I wonder if it's too late to stuff the jar back on.