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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Curious Cat Gets Stuck in Mason Jar

posted by on July 23 at 15:28 PM

“Firefighters Lube Jar, Guide Cat’s Head Out”


“…it remains a mystery how his head got in the jar.”

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Posted by NapoleonXIV | July 23, 2008 3:30 PM

Unless this mishap occurred in the fire station, I'd like to know how it avoided running out of air.

Posted by Nat | July 23, 2008 3:32 PM

Bonsai Kitten!

And before the other commenters go all nutso on this...

Posted by Chris | July 23, 2008 3:33 PM

Cats stick their heads into things they shouldn't all the time. Where do you think the saying came from?

Posted by Greg | July 23, 2008 3:36 PM

@2: I imagine its neck is thinner than its head, so it wasn't like it was stuck fast, it was just his head was in and he couldn't pull back out past his ears.

Posted by Ziggity | July 23, 2008 3:36 PM

My dad always said, "If they could bottle pussy, they'd make a million bucks!"'s your millionaire.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | July 23, 2008 3:37 PM

do all fire stations keep lube on hand?

Posted by adam | July 23, 2008 3:40 PM

@7 Firefighters always have the right tool for the job, at least any job I'd like them to do to, er, I mean for me.

Posted by PopTart in Denver | July 23, 2008 3:45 PM

A friend and I once found a cat in an alley with its head stuck in a can. Kitty obviously smelled something good in it. Anyway, we got the can off without lube, just held him and pulled it off. He hissed at us and ran away, but I still felt like a million bucks for doing a good deed.

Posted by Matt from Denver | July 23, 2008 3:48 PM

Chris @3, thanks for the hilarious link.  It reminds me of the similarly amusing origami boulder.

Posted by lostboy | July 23, 2008 4:07 PM

Bunch of firefighters, lube and a cat. Didn't turn out as bad as it might have.

Posted by butterw | July 23, 2008 4:40 PM

ugh...I HATE animals in distress posts!!!


Posted by michael strangeways | July 23, 2008 4:40 PM

Why didn't they just use a hammer to smash the jar?

Posted by Toe Tag | July 23, 2008 4:54 PM

Hmmm... do you really need a firefighter for this? What if while these guys were wasting the fire department's time a cat died stuck in a tree?

Well... actually my Dad always used to say "you never saw a cat skeleton in a tree?" My cat got stuck in a tree once and we took the cushions off of my Mom's couch to make a little pad, then I went up in the tree and threw the cat out of the tree. Hit the perfect spot, the cat hit the ground (couch) running. I felt pretty proud of that solution but liek the man said the problem didn't really require a solution, the cat wasn't going to die in there.

Posted by daniel | July 23, 2008 4:56 PM

I found a cat in my recycling with its head stuck in a Girl Scout's Thin Mints box. I pulled it's head out but then got mine stuck in there.

Posted by michael | July 23, 2008 4:58 PM

What do you call a cat with its head stuck in a jar?

A good start.

Posted by Kitty Litter | July 23, 2008 5:44 PM

This exact thing happened to my childhood cat. They don't run out of air..but we did have to smash the jar. He was alrite.

Posted by Gift Horse | July 23, 2008 11:29 PM

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