Gardening Can Be Hazardous To One’s Health

 

I was in the house dining as were mom and dad.  Kali was trying to get up after an especially good dream of Buddy.                                                               

SHOKO…..BLACK
DAD…..BLUE

Dad looked out the window and said, “I think Cow Kitty is  in trouble in the vegetable garden.”  The three of us quickly headed outside to see what was wrong.  As we got closer this is what we saw.

Cow Kitty was terrified and very agitated.  Dad tried to remove his paw but Cow Kitty tried to scratch and bite him so dad told mom to get the scissors and he’d cut Cow Kitty out.                                                                   

     Cow Kitty must have been in some pain also.  Dad cut Cow Kitty’s paw out of the pea netting and off he went.  No limping just happier than hell-o to get out of the trap that had never bit him before.

Mom and dad never thought this pea netting could be  hazardous to any animals but the squares are small and don’t stretch.  Next year will be different as the netting will have big plastic squares so nothing will get caught.

Cow Kitty came and lay under the deck in about half an hour.  He was more relaxed.

Cow Kitty had a collar on…this is new for him.  The collar came off when he struggled with the pea netting.  There was no name on the collar but five bells.  This is a sign of how great a hunter he is.

Due to Cow Kitty’s harrowing experience today we are making him honorary Artsy Fartsy model on Athena Cat Goddess Wise kitty’s blog.                                                                         

Mom used Lunapic and used the Art Watercolour and lessened the effect.  Then she rounded the border.                                                                     Here is our Cow Kitty in all his glory.                                                                     

MOL..Happy Canada Day from us Canucks.

 

47 thoughts on “Gardening Can Be Hazardous To One’s Health

  1. easyweimaraner

    I’m glad your daddy rescued cow kitty… wow what a bad adventure he had… and how good that you were at home to help him out…. 5 bells on a collar wow? I have not even one… the snail and the mole I nearly caught will probably not count as a preay, right?
    Happy Catnada day to you!

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  2. angelswhisper2011

    Awww poor Cow kitty. Good you saw what happened, Shoko and Kali so CowKitty could be freed from the net. It’s so painful to see how they get trapped, but it’s a good lesson for all of us. So blot out nets in our place. Extra Pawkisses for a Happy Ending..oh…and the good artwork of course 🙂 ❤

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  3. onespoiledcat

    Oh I’m ever so happy you saw Cow Kitty in distress……their nails get caught on netting and since he’s a “gardener at heart” and loves your garden it was bound to happen to him or one of you sooner or later! Looks like he was fine later in the afternoon though – YAY!!!!! Happy Catnada Day!

    Love, Teddy

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      It never entered our mind that any cat would get caught in the netting. Mom has grown peas and beans with netting for over 30 years and this has never happened but I guess there is always a first time. Trust Cow Kitty to find a way to get trussed up like some peas. We’ve had our warning so this will not happen again.

      Shoko

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      1. onespoiledcat

        Maybe he had a “split” on his nail that caused it to snag on the netting – Cow Kitty’s family has their house on sale anyway right? They may move out of the area and you won’t have to worry about him doing that again!!!!

        Hugs, Teddy

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      2. The Canadian Cats Post author

        Bill said the netting was wound around the nail like he’d been rolling. His new collar was on the other side of the netting. This indicates he’d been there for some time.
        I will miss Cow Kitty when he moves but I won’t miss this episode.

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      Cow Kitty scared mom and dad too. They never dreamed a kitty would get his claws stuck in the netting and then get his paw twisted inside. It was very fortunate they were home. Soon the peas will be big enough to cover all the netting he can get at.

      Thanks my friends.

      Shoko

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  4. Memories of Eric and Flynn

    That was scary for Cow Kitty, but lucky you all saw he was trapped before he hurt himself. His art looks lovely.

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      We think Cow Kitty was stuck for awhile before we found him cause of all the fur lying on the ground. He certainly never held it against us but he never went back in the veggie garden either.

      Shoko

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  5. samanthamurdochblog

    Oh dear, poor old Cow Kitty…at least you ladies were nice enough not to take advantage of his situation…lucky for him Dad rescued him and Mom made a lovely picture…😺💕😺💕😺💕😺xxx

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  6. Amy

    I love your quote, so true. Shoko, thank your Mom for helping me to join the blog hop this week. We both have guest entries to show off, and Cow Kitty’s is a lovely picture. Yes, whoever would have thought a cat would get caught in that netting!

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      Mom was happy she could help you and you can call on her anytime.
      I wonder if other peeps have had this problem? I’m happy the fuzzy freak got out without too much fuss.

      Shoko

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  7. Genevieve Petrillo

    OMGoodness! Poor CowKitty! That must’ve been scary. Once I was caught in the soccer net by my old house. Mom was with me, but she left me there till she was finished laughing and taking my picture. So rude.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      MOL…it is funny if you were just unsure which way to turn but to actual have your claws caught is a different matter. I tried running through the netting one year….not a great idea…the netting never gave way and I bounced backwards…MOL

      Hugs,
      S.

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  8. kittiesblue

    Poor Cow Kitty. We know how frightened he was. Things like that have happened to us as well. Glad your dad was able to free him. That is one of our mom’s favorite filters from LunaPic. Cow Kitty’s art came out great. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

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  9. The Canadian Cats Post author

    We figure he was there for at least 30 minutes judging by the fur on the ground. Well, the colours are red, white and blue because red alone is boring and we are jolly good neighbours of the US and will display her colours. How’s that for pussy-pawin about. MOL

    Shoko and Kali

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  10. 15andmeowing

    Poor Cow Kitty. I am glad he is OK. How mean of his folks to ruin his hunting fun with bells. I want that Cow Kitty. Beautiful art, how sweet of you to dedicate today’s art to him. XO

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  11. hairballsandhissyfits.com

    Cow kitty makes great art! So happy you were able to rescue him. I stopped using netting after I found a bluejay caught inside once – i had to use scissors to free him but he made it out safely. Maybe I will look into the plastic netting! Have a great Canada Day!

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  12. Under the Oaks

    Poor Cow Kitty… thank the heavens your Dad saw him and helped him out. Cow Kitty must really like it at your house to come back and sit under the deck. I bet he won’t get near that fencing again… kitties are smart that way… sometimes. Cow Kitty is going to miss you when he moves I bet.

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      Cow Kitty feels safe at our house….thank goodness he still feels safe. I think you’re right, no more vegetable gardening for him. Perhaps a bit of nip from our flower garden. We will miss Cow Kitty…he is just here….like part of the furniture.

      Jean

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  13. Nylabluesmum

    YIKESS Cow Kitty dude that was close!! That fencin wanted to eat you!!! Cuss-inn’s Shoko an Kali an Aunty Jean an Unccle Bill fankss fur savin him!!!
    An what a kewl foto you did of him Aunty Jean; yur so talented.
    5 bellss ARE impressive!!
    ***nose kissesss*** Cuss-inn Dharth Henry xxxx

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      Poor Cow Kitty was scared out of his mind. I don’t think he’ll be in the vegetable garden for awhile now. The peas should grow up the net and cover the netting shortly. The peas are flowering. We just won’t ever get this netting again.

      Loves,

      Cuzs Kali and Shoko

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      Thank goodness dad was on his toes and saw Cow Kitty stretched out in the netting! He is fine now and stopped around for a drink outta my pool. He doesn’t go in the veggie garden.

      Shoko
      Happy July 4th my fishy friends.

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  14. Buddy Budd

    We are so very glad Cow Kitty was removed from the netting without harm. He is a nice fellow. Hope he can get his collar back on so he can show off his skills. We are sending calming purrs through the tunnel to help him relax and nap.
    Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    Love to my gal Kali and Shoko too!
    Come on down gals and pawty
    Timmy and family

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