We live in Tornado country so we decided to figure out a way to round up all ten cats in case a tornado came our way.
We had a bunch of these 5 gallon buckets with lids an all.
I decided we could put all those cats in them buckets in case a tornado came our way. That way we could get them under control and protected from danger pretty quick.
These were really strong buckets too in case we could not get them all out the house the cats would have a better chance surviving in one of them buckets, you know, with a lid on it and all.
I knew they needed to breathe so I drilled holes in the lids.
So... we get all 10 buckets lined up and perform a drill....
All four of us rounding up cats and putting them into those buckets and then snapping the lids on them.
Sounds easy right?
This has to be one of the most hair-brained ideas I have ever come up with. More stupid than the time I slammed the door of my truck on my own leg cause I forget to get my leg in the truck with the rest of me.
First of all. Do you know how long it takes to catch 10 cats in a 3,000 square foot home? A lot longer than it takes for a tornado to tear up your house that's for sure.
Never mind catchin' 'em...
Just try putting a cat, with four legs and all those darn claws, into a 5 gallon bucket that does not want to BE in a 5 gallon bucket. Even if you get a cat into the bucket just try putting the lid on without smashing the poor kitty's paws. I found out it takes three people to put one cat into a bucket. That means that after we spend 20 minutes trying to catch them all we would need 30 people to get them safely INTO the bucket. Tornado 1, Us 0.
After getting about four of the cats in them buckets we decided the trauma of the drill was not worth it. Three of them were just a caterwauling and the other one was curled up in a ball asleep.
So much for that idea...
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July 2, 2003
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