Earlier this morning, I heard a cat racing around the house and a couple of crashes. I ran to check and found Pepper climbing the screens in my porch, tail puffed up, with the handle of a gift bag caught around her middle!
I got her down carefully, held her close to soothe her, and called for my husband to get some scissors. Luckily, Pepper is a very gentle little kitty who never bites or scratches, so I was able to hold her safely. The bag was ripped, and there was a big piece of it still attached to the handle. The handle was around her tightly enough that she couldn't wiggle out on her own. Poor kitty!
After my husband cut the bag off, she was still terrified for quite a while but seems better now. Pumpkin and Snickers were hiding. Poor Snickers still won't come downstairs and it's been 2 hours!
I still don't know how she got caught in the bag or where it came from.
She could have taken it from a waste can, or maybe one of my kids left it laying around.
Just goes to show you can never be too safe with your cats.