Keep Pets Out When Painting

Recently my friend and her hubby were painting almost every room in their house. She didn't noticed any pets in the room. She turned around to find her kitty about to jump, she tried to keep him from jumping, but by then the cat was in mid-air and landed in the paint tray. It then ran through the house, leaving peach colored kitty tracks everywhere!


In trying to get the paint all up before it dried, she didn't tend to the kitty right away. After she got everything cleaned up, she had to take the kitty to the vet to have the paint all clipped out. Her kitty is doing fine, other than having to wear one of the Elizabethan collars for 2 weeks. Needless to say, the kitty won't be in the next room while they paint!

So, keep all pets in a closed room, or outside while doing any home improvement jobs, much less painting.

By Terri from NV


December 9, 20050 found this helpful

This story reminded me of a "cat incident" we had years ago. I had to laugh about it again. Thanks for triggering the memory.

We had a big, loveable, extremely fluffy gray cat who was an indoor/outdoor cat. "Smokey" loved to sit in the small bay window in my bedroom and soak up the sun and survey his kingdom.

We had noticed the previous winter that there was a cold draft coming in around the window seat. While I was at work one day my husband decided to remove the lid of the window seat and see what could be done to seal it better. He had some of the spray foam insulation that comes in a can (almost like shaving cream) and filled the cavity with this foam. About the time he finished and turned away ol' Smokey came into the room and jumped up in "his" window seat.....except there was no he sat in the spray foam! He freaked out and went flying out of the house. We didn't see him for a day or two, which was normal, but then we saw him in the litter box, straining, twisting and hobbling around. It dawned on us that the spray foam insulation sticking to his long fur had sealed off his "poop chute"! We picked him up and cut off all the fur on his behind with my haircutting shears. He really didn't object to this although he got a little nervous as I trimmed near his family jewels! We set him back down and he immediately successfully completed his original mission! He was none the worse for his experience and allowed us to live in "his" house for many, many years!

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