Lists of all kinds are being made at this time of year.
Matthew J. X. Malady at The Awl has compiled “The Year in Cats Getting Stuck in Ridiculous Places.”
A Yankton cat rescue early on in 2013 made his list. You may remember this post I did about it back in February.
Cats that decided to go outside ran into some especially hairy situations in 2013. This is not to suggest that cats that stayed inside were less likely to become stuck in ridiculous places—we’ll get there, don’t worry—but it really is the case that if you are a cat that hopes not to get stuck in or on something, going outside is probably not the best idea.
This is doubly the case if it’s winter and the place where you are going outside is named South Dakota. In fact, I’ll go out on a limb here and say that it’s no fun being a cat in South Dakota. Just ask the cat that froze to a damn pond this past February in the town of Yankton.
I’m sure some of my cat-loving friends will disagree with that assessment of South Dakota cat life, but I’ll let them fight that battle. Cats and I rarely see eye to eye — because I refuse to stoop to the level cats will go to in order to get their way. Ha.
To get caught up on the entire year in cat rescues, click here. It’s an entertaining read.