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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:44 pm 
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Thanks to Stella at CTH for link to article.......



The Garbage Disposal Cat
© Patti Schroeder

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This is the story of the night my ten-year-old cat, Rudy, got his head stuck in the garbage disposal. I knew at the time that the experience would be funny if the cat survived, so let me tell you right up front that he's fine. Getting him out wasn't easy, though, and the process included numerous home remedies, a plumber, two cops, an emergency overnight veterinary clinic, a case of mistaken identity, five hours of panic, and fifteen minutes of fame.


The full story and a later update is well worth reading....
http://muttcats.com/articles/garbage_disposal_cat.htm

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:51 pm 
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Update to this article - by Patti Schroeder on April 29th, 2003

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"Rudy is doing well, considering he will be 15 years old in August. He is still getting lots of fan mail about his garbage disposal adventure, but he hasn't let it go to his head (pun intended). Actually, he DOES still check in the sink for food scraps, but our new disposal has a cover.

OK, an update. He is an aging cat, and has his share of medical problems: liver, kidneys, etc., all of which we control with a special diet. He also developed a seizure disorder about 1.5 years after the disposal incident (probably caused by the head trauma), but that is controlled by valium. So Rudy is mellow-in semi-retirement, I'd say, but still funny and friendly and affectionate. His littermate brother Lowell died 2 years ago, and Rudy grieved so hard that we got him a kitten. Rudy and his new brother adore each other, and the younger cat has gotten Rudy back into playful habits. So he's aging, and he can't jump very high any more, but he has a good life, and he's still enjoying it.

I attach a picture of Rudy, as you requested, and one of him and his new brother, Albert.

Rudy got an email from Australia yesterday, so his fame still spreads-thanks to folks like you.

Best,

Patti"


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Great story... would have been worrying reading if the disclaimer at the start did not reveal that all went well eventually.

Glad she added pics in the update.... Rudy reminds me of my boy Peg-leg (Ivor)

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Amazing story! Glad Rudy came out ok! :heart :heart :heart

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