John Pastore (bwplacar@CANCUN.RCE.COM.MX)
Thu, 11 Jul 1996 21:19:09 -0700

Whoops, here's another one, again from Mercury News:

> A cat who may have been within a whisker of choking to death on his
> flea collar managed to call 911 for help from police. Tipper tried
> to slip his flea collar off while he was alone at home Wednesday.
> But the nine-month-old black and white cat only managed to work part
> of it into his mouth and began to choke. Tipper was able to knock a
> home telephone off its hook. He then stepped on the speed-dial
> button that his owner, Gail Curtis, had programmed to dial the 911
> emergency number. Deputy Joe Bamford raced to Curtis' mobile home,
> found the cat on the floor and performed the emergency collar
> extraction. For the full story see

Maybe this cat should see that psychologist?

Smart enough to dial 911, after being dumb enough to swallow a flea
collar! Maybe it was a less than hairy-chested male cat.