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Cat vs. Peanut Butter Jar

December 2nd, 2007 · 11 Comments

Tabitha Cain fed feral cat she calls Wild Oats for several years, but now she’s thinking the cat’s name should be Survivor.  That’s because she says 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 with the jar on its head and tried in vain to catch it. But after not seeing the cat for a week, the Cains feared the worst.  “I thought she was going to die with that jar on her head,” said Tabitha Cain, 25.

They found the once chubby cat Wednesday, too thin and weak to flee. 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 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.

Memphis veterinarian Gerald Blackburn 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.  I am not sure I believe this one because I don’t see how the cat could have recieved liquids?

Tags: Might Be True · Odd Accomplisments · Odd Animals · Strange News

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ginger // Dec 12, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    I agree with the last statement, that cat could have lived for several days without food but not without liquids. not that long. (19 days ?)

  • 2 ale // Jan 7, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    cats pretty often take the liquids out of the food they get, so they actually don’t need too much water.

  • 3 Sherry // Jan 18, 2009 at 2:39 am

    But if they are not getting food, then they are not getting water either, are they? But anything is possible.

  • 4 Lawrence // Mar 15, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    How could it breathe? If there was a hole for air, then maybe it could drink the same way.

  • 5 Peyton // Mar 16, 2009 at 12:18 am

    hahaha thats funny hey did you guys keep the jar because i meen you never want to waste

  • 6 Joe_BoB // Jul 8, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Good thing there was some PB left over in the jar.

  • 7 cindi // Apr 12, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    WEIRD

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