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M R Dux
12-21-2017, 04:15 PM
I brought some leaders and leaders material into the house so I can tinker on them while I try to heal from double pneumonia. They wanted to put me in the hospital Monday but I said Iíd be good. We only fished 1/2 day so thatís being good in my book.

Anyway, Iím sitting in my recliner, taking a breathing treatment, when I hear a leader weight hit the floor and our year old male cat went thru the living room at 1000mph, had to have left a vapor trail as he went under the coffee table then up the stairs. The oooops moment came when he came back down, trailing a foot of leader line out of his mouth. BIG OOOOPS!!

I finally got him caught and got his mouth open to find a #6 red treble thru his lip and tongue. To say he was unhappy was a gross understatement. I got him by the neck and headed to the garage to find a pair of cutters. Finally with Vicki holding him, I clipped the hooks above the barbs and got them out. Heís a whole lot happier now and I wonít be sitting my stuff where he can get to it.

Pic was made after I got his lip loose but still had hook completely thru his tongue. 283589

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12-21-2017, 04:26 PM
I would say he was not to happy at all. We had an incident with my sisters mastiff that did not turn out so well. He swallowed a hook and after x-rays it was decided he needed surgery. During surgery the one year old mastiff had heart trouble and didn't make it. It was a bad day for sure.

12-21-2017, 04:32 PM
They can't stand it, the movement is hard to let go. I am glad you and cat are ok. Get well soon.

12-21-2017, 04:53 PM
8 more lives left.....

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12-21-2017, 05:01 PM
I bet that was interesting getting a fish hook out of a cat's mouth. I've taken 100's out of people in the ER over the years, but I bet a cat was much more challenging.

My wife brought home a puppy abt 14 yrs ago that was given to her by a co worker. She knew I wanted a lab and her co worker told her she was a lab puppy. She was black, cute, cuddly, but didn't look like a lab at all. When she was grown, she weighed about 18-20 pds. We called her Sophie and loved her anyway. Sophie loved to ride on the Polaris Ranger and she loved to go to the pond when we fished. Another thing Sophie loved was catfish bait. She found it on two different occasions, both times with hooks buried in it. The vet X-rayed her and found the hooks in her stomach. He offered to put her to sleep for us, but Sophie was part of the family and my wife would not hear of it. We spent $1,000 each trip getting a 5 cent fish hook out of a free dog that was impersonating a lab. Sophie passed on about 2 years ago and we still look for her where her bed was in the garage. Those fish hooks were expensive, but the money never equaled the loyalty and love that Sophie had for her family.

I am glad you didn't get hurt getting that fish hook out of his mouth and he is OK. You are braver than me. I'll stick with getting them out of people, it is safer. I do want to thank you for the interesting picture and for the fond memories of a loyal companion from years past.

12-21-2017, 06:36 PM
I am glad everything worked out okay. I can't imagine getting a hook out of one of mine. I get bit and clawed just giving them there medicine.

12-21-2017, 07:14 PM
Not a happy cat for sure

12-21-2017, 07:53 PM
Wow.....i would hate to have to try to get them out of my cat....be rough

M R Dux
12-21-2017, 09:01 PM
Heís good. Heís been having his favorite past timeó chasing ice across the kitchen floor. Heís in love with our ice maker and tears the floor up when he hears it.

Kicking back now. 283637

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12-21-2017, 09:07 PM
Glad you helped him out!

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12-21-2017, 09:13 PM
Hope the cat and you both are getting to feel better now

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12-21-2017, 09:17 PM
Heís good. Heís been having his favorite past timeó chasing ice across the kitchen floor. Heís in love with our ice maker and tears the floor up when he hears it.

Kicking back now. 283637

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Glad you got it all out.....you did good

eagle 1
12-22-2017, 06:37 AM
One of those " only happens to me days" . Congrats on passing with flying colors . :cheers2

12-22-2017, 07:05 AM
Cats do have a way of "getting into it!" Another reason why I always crimp down the barbs on ALL my hooks. There is no downside. Your catch ratio will not suffer. Been doing this for the past 10 years. Just a thought! :)

12-22-2017, 07:49 AM
What happened to CAMO.?

12-22-2017, 07:53 AM
Camo is alive and well living at the taxidermy shop.....i saw him last month

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12-22-2017, 09:01 AM
Ol kitty cat didn't look too happy. I have no idea why I get pleasure in seeing their ears layed back!

At least it was a good catch and release

M R Dux
12-22-2017, 09:06 AM
I own 20 pairs of small side nipper pliers but where was only one when I needed them? Probably in my boat where most of them belong. Getting a pair of needle nose pliers in a cat's mouth was a trick that was definitely a 2 person job. It is amazing how long you can stretch their tongue!

I'm still puzzled how he broke 20 pound test leader line without ripping his tongue and lips off! He's great this morning.

12-22-2017, 09:13 AM
Your description made me wince. Rouch. Glad he's better.

M R Dux
12-22-2017, 09:44 AM
What happened to CAMO.?

He's sleeping next to Phoenix, my chocolate lab at the shop. I seriously doubt the cat/hook outcome would have been the same with Camo. He's way more than too big to be holding by the nap of the neck with pliers in his mouth. Camo has been around hooks, especially newly painted and rigged cranks for years and is yet to pay any attention to them.