Thursday, November 15, 2012

Karma Jarhead Pepper - When You Find Yourself in a Pickle (Jar)

My little cat Karma has taken a liking to drinking out of other people's cups and glasses.  He's getting into mischief lately.  I think he purposely looks for it.

Curious Cat
Early the other morning I heard a thud, thud, thud coming down the hallway.  It was before 6am and I thought, "What on earth is he playing with?"  But I didn't open my eyes as I was trying to catch the last minutes of sleep before my alarm went off.

He jumped up onto the bed but he felt heavier than usual, I cracked an eye.  At first I wasn't sure what was happening but as I focused my gaze I saw that he had his head stuck in a broken glass jar!  It was a startling sight but at the same time it was pretty funny.  Poor guy.  He was pretty "over it".  He is such a good cat.  He was calm, didn't howl or make a fuss.  He just needed help.

Once I realized he wasn't hurt, I had to get a photo.

What baffles me is how the heck he got through the cat door!  And how he didn't do any damage to the curtains or walls.

Thud thud thud down the hallway
I've worked out what happened.  The jar wasn't on my property so wherever it was, he had to jump over a 4 foot fence to get home.  The jar would have been full of water so this wouldn't have been an easy task!  He managed to break the jar when he got to our concrete patio.  Then he had to walk up the steps and get himself through the cat door and find his way down the hallway (thud thud thud) and up onto my bed.  It must've taken him hours!

The only thing hurt was his pride
I wasn't sure how I was going to get his head unstuck.  I thought I'd have to get out the cooking oil and grease him up.  But Karma managed to pull his head out when I held the jar for him.

Imagine waking up to this!
This cat has already used up two of his lives (that I know of).  I'm glad he comes to me when he's in trouble but what the heck if I'm away?  Who will be here to rescue him if I'm not here?  He's a worry!

Whatever was in that jar smelled bad.  I took him into the shower with me.  I wasn't sure how he'd react which is why I got in there with him. He's such a weird cat - he liked it!  I shampooed him, rinsed him off under the warm water and towelled him dry.  It's good to know he's not afraid of water.  Somehow I have a feeling this isn't the last time he's going to need rescuing.

Now this wasn't a small jar, it was quite heavy.  He was absolutely knackered and he slept the rest of the day.   It's a good thing his mum is a Massage Therapist.

This is typical of life.  We should all be curious enough to stick our head in jars.  Sometimes we get lucky and our head comes out easily, we've done something that others are afraid to do.  That leaves us feeling really chuffed.  But sometimes we get ourselves stuck.   The object is to not panic.  Simply stop and find your way home to the people who are there to help.  If you can get your head into the jar, you can get it out.  You just might need someone to anchor it for you.  Then you can still feel chuffed because you not only did something no one else would do, but you know the right people who can get you out of trouble.  Either way, it's a win win and you can sleep well knowing that you are safe no matter what you do.

I have decided to add Jarhead to his name...

Karma Jarhead Pepper


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