Cat Bites The Hand That Gives It Presents

December 15 | 2 Comments

I’m not ashamed to say it, I love Christmas. Sure there will be those out there in cyberspace that may think it’s politically incorrect to be religion specific, but frankly, this dog doesn’t give a sniff. Not when presents are involved.

I’ll admit that around this time of year I always suck up to the big guy. You know him; he’s the one in really big red pants, red shirt and the funny red hat. I believe it’s the prudent thing to do as I look to add to my toy and food collection.

You know who doesn’t think this way? Cats, that’s who. They’re not bright enough to see you never claw the one that gives you free stuff.

The Metro has all the details of the latest incident.

They say you should never work with children or animals – but if you’re Santa Claus, that’s sort of an occupational hazard. For one store Santa, however, things took a turn for the worse when he posed with an enormous, skittish cat – and now he might need rabies shots.

Jonathan Bebbington was playing the jolly old elf during a ‘Santa Paws’ photo event at a PetsMart store in New Jersey on Sunday when he was bitten on the wrist and hand. The event was to raise money for Penny Angel’s Beagle Rescue group.

The cat and owner disappeared after the incident. At least one person thought it was a bobcat, said Joan Kerr, president of Penny Angel’s.

‘It had absolutely huge paws, like 3 inches around,’ Kerr said.

Big paws; you know what that means…big mittens.

The cat, named ‘Benny,’ appeared terrified because dogs were nearby, Bebbington, 47, told The Press of Atlantic City.

‘It had very powerful jaws and big teeth,’ he said, estimating the cat weighed about 30lb.

Unless the owner produces vaccination records, Bebbington will have to receive rabies shots starting Thursday as a precaution. He’s already had a tetanus shot.

Thanks Benny. I think you just bumped me off the naughty list onto the nice one.


2 Responses to “Cat Bites The Hand That Gives It Presents”

  1. alexis egbert on May 24th, 2009 12:32 am

    i think this is a cute picture i love it does ur cat like santa? he sure does look llike it because he is wearing a santa hat!!!! what is your cats name it seems as if has name was flamer!!

  2. Bo on May 26th, 2009 12:49 pm

    Well Alexis…my cat’s name is Moose. Do you know why my parent’s named her that? Because they didn’t let me name her cow!

    Oh well…she still believes in Santa, though.


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