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Who says cats don't have a sense of humor? (Yes, this is firearms-related!)

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Preacherman, Sep 17, 2003.

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  1. Preacherman

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    Well, a friend arrived this evening, asking for my help in disassembling and cleaning his newly-acquired 1911. It had a full-length guide rod and a somewhat modified barrel bushing, and took quite a bit of effort to disassemble. I told him to ditch the guide rod and go back to JMB's good ol' short rod, which he agreed to do, and I gave him the necessary parts from my spares box.

    All was going well until we came to reassembly of the pistol. He was doing this himself, with some supervision from me, so that he could get used to it. Unfortunately, he dropped the barrel bushing: and CJ, my ginger cat, decided that this rolling, bouncing thing was just the best toy since the invention of catnip. Before we could stop her, she'd grabbed the thing in her mouth and darted out of the kitchen door.

    Tim and I pursued her, me calling fruitlessly and he cursing fruitfully (if you know what I mean). She ran straight through the living-room into my bedroom, and disappeared under the bed. Tim and I ended up lying on either side of the bed, whispering (profane) sweet nothings in her ear, and trying to reach her to get the bushing. We were just about there when Tim got impatient, and made a swipe at the bushing. He made contact, but knocked it out the bottom of the bed - to be met by my other cat, Calico, who had been most curious about the new toy her housemate had been playing with. Calico promptly siezed the bushing and ran out of the bedroom.

    Tim and I hoisted ourselves to our feet, grunting, and took off after Calico, hotly pursued by an indignant CJ. Calico disappeared into my study, and took refuge in my open gun safe - underneath the lowest shelf in one side of it, squeezing in behind a box of magazines.

    I pulled out the box of magazines, and Tim reached in to grab cat and/or bushing. Calico, feeling unduly put upon by this strange man, promptly bit and scratched his hand. Tim recoiled, using a few words that he wouldn't normally use in the presence of a man of the cloth, and as I stooped to reach into the safe myself, out came Calico at high speed, shot between Tim's legs, and disappeared out of the door. Needless to say, she took the bushing with her...

    Tim and I pursued her through the living-room and back into the kitchen, where she hid behind the fridge. While Tim moved the fridge out from the wall a bit, I made ready to reach into the hollow where the motor sits, and grab Calico: but as soon as the fridge moved, she ran for it again, between my legs and out of the kitchen door into the living-room. Here she dropped the bushing, apparently feeling tired of the fun - but CJ was watching, and promptly grabbed it again, and ended up under my bed once more.

    After much puffing, panting and swearing, we finally managed to block off the bottom of the bed, and with one of us on either side of the bed, finally managed to persuade CJ that her toy really wasn't worth the effort. Triumphant, Tim grabbed the bushing, and he and I stood up and dusted ourselves off. As we did so, the noise of several things dropping to the floor was heard from the kitchen. We looked at each other in horror, and raced through - to find that while we were busy with CJ, Calico had pawed the slide, frame, barrel, etc. off the table onto the floor, and was disappearing behind the fridge with the recoil spring in her mouth!

    We picked up and secured the other bits of the gun, and then went after the recoil spring. Eventually, after further misadventures, we managed to get hold of it. We ended up taking over an hour to reassemble the pistol! I've never experienced a longer, more frustrating reassembly! Still, my cats enjoyed themselves...

    :banghead: :cuss: :fire: :mad: :evil: :neener: :p :D
     
  2. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    Sounds like a catastrophe.
     
  3. jsalcedo

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    Sounds like a couple of gun grabber pussies :neener:
     
  4. BHPshooter

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    :D That has got to be the funniest thing I've read all day. Thanks for posting.

    Wes
     
  5. Tamara

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    For some unknown reason I just got this feeling that putting my Big Box O' Spare Gun Bits in the armchair that is Mittens' favorite lounging spot may not have been the smartest of ideas... :uhoh:

    Be right back. :eek:
     
  6. sm

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    ROTFLMAO.
    Rule 1. Never take a firearm to a "cat house" and expect to get any smithing' done...umm too many distractions! :D
     
  7. Zundfolge

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    Reason #176 why Dogs are better then Cats.

    :evil:
     
  8. Kendra Pacelli

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    That was the funniest thing I heard/read in a long while.

    Thanx for the post man...I needed that after the week I have been having.
     
  9. cool45auto

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    Oh man, that's too funny!:p
     
  10. C.R.Sam

    C.R.Sam Moderator Emeritus

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    Combat vet, tactician, man of the cloth with patience....and help.
    Tag teamed and outsmarted by a few pounds of non feral felines.
    :D :rolleyes: :D

    Thanks for sharin sir.

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  11. sm

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    Tamara is not back yet...umm must be getting advice from Preacherman on how to retrieve spare bits of parts from Mittens.
    Not real sure Preacherman the one to get advice from...:neener:
     
  12. CGofMP

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    Preacherman YOU SIR NEED TO REPENT!!!!!!!!!!
    It is time to give up the sort of animal DIANE FEINSTEIN would have and buy yourself a genuine AMERICAN PROUD - DOG!

    I'd also like to suggest you begin a study using THIS BOOK which should set you on the way to your recovery from the infestation of an obvious liberal gun grabbing pet!

    Support groups ARE available.

    Charles
     
  13. Bigjake

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    Dang, my sisters cat ever pulls something like that around here it'll be lucky if i don't use the fully assembled 1911 on it...
     
  14. chaim

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    Ah yes, cats can be playful, and fun. Gotta love them (yeah at the time you wanted to smack them- hard, but now you have a great story that just adds to their charm).

    I've always thought that cats were far superior to dogs. Why? They are more like us. Dogs have no will of their own, with training they will slavishly follow your every command. Cats, bond well and strongly yet have an independent streak a mile wide. Which sounds like most people on this board?:D

    Now to get off this subject before we start what may just be the only subject on Earth that might be more divisive than "9mm v. .45acp", ".223 v. .308", ".223 v. 7.62x39", "AR v. M14" or "1911 v. combat tupperwear".:D

    Anyway, I never did have that kind of problem with my cats. When I was about 18 I got a pellet gun. Of course I wasn't mean enough to shoot my cat. However, I liked playing with it and I'd sometimes "dry fire" it shooting a burst of CO2. Well, one of my cats absolutely hated the sound and possibly the pressure (I never aimed at her, but perhaps she "felt" the pressure of the sudden sound). Whenever I'd shoot it off indoors she'd get a "deer in the headlights" look for a moment and then she'd run off and hide for some time. Well, when I finally got real guns over a decade later I can still remember my first dry fire. The cat was just walking in the room as I aimed at a safe place on the wall, she stopped short when she saw the shape (it looked like she saw a ghost) and when she heard the trigger this now elderly cat disappeared with a speed I hadn't seen from her in years. Well, now she has gone on to the "big litterbox in the sky" but my current cat must have learned the fear from watching her former companion and she is almost as scared of my guns. She sees them, she runs.
     
  15. Old Fuff

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    I loved it. Please keep us up too date ......
     
  16. DHH

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    Dogs have masters.

    Cats have staff.
     
  17. 762x51

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    LOL.....great story. Thanks for the laugh. :)
     
  18. buzz_knox

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    Possible titles for Preacherman's next thread

    "Best caliber for killing cats"

    "One shot stop ratings re: marauding felines"

    "Tips on field dressing felines"

    "Need a recipe for city rabbit (Morris) stew"
     
  19. OF

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    :D Heheheh.

    - Gabe
     
  20. Gus Dddysgrl

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    great story, that's just one more reason why I won't be getting a cat as a pet.

    Gus
     
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    Good story, and well written.I could picture every move and was laughing the whole time...:D
     
  22. barqfox

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    Just get a dog. That way, as soon as you get your gun all nice, cleaned, and oiled, the dog can run in with a mouthful of drool and water, and indignant that you're not paying them any attention, proceed to empty their drool-channelling jowls all over your work surface and nicely polished firearm. (true story)

    -Tom
     
  23. cordex

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    Dogs will just eat the part in question and you have to sort through fecal matter if you ever want it back?

    My cat never learned a fear of firearms. When I come home from the range and lay some guns on my bed, she'll sometimes just curl up next to them.

    Dogs and cats have their own good points and bad points. No reason to make it an "either/or" question in my book.
     
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    My God! Fineswine and Hitlary have died and been reincarnated as cats!
     
  25. Gator

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    What's this? New scratching post?

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    :fire:

    Great story!
     
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