Feline goes frantic on gouged Samaritan

When one fierce feline in Penticton goes up, it rarely wants to come down and one man has the scars to prove it.

When one fierce feline in Penticton goes up, it rarely wants to come down and one man has the scars to prove it.

The worker with a south Okanagan tree service company thought he was being a Good Samaritan when he offered to lift the stranded kitty from a utility pole where it had spent the last three days.

The owners of the Maine Coon admit they’ve resorted to cutting down trees to rescue their reluctant pet in the past, so they were delighted by the offer.

The cat, not so much.

As the Tuesday afternoon retrieval was underway the Maine Coon — which is a breed usually known for its intelligent and gentle personality — gave new meaning to the term hissy-fit.

When the fur had stopped flying, the now-gouged Samaritan was nursing gashes that required six stitches while the cat was on the ground, safe and sound, ready to climb again, another day.

 
 
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