Rufus the Unhinged, my furry little tuxedo cat, helped me clean the litter boxes this morning. We keep our litter scoop in a cut down half-gallon milk jug. While Rufus was "helping" he went to sniff the bottom of the milk jug. Then he stuck his head all the way in, no doubt to get a better sniff...and got stuck.
I couldn't help him right away and he blundered around the laundry room shaking his head. His sister Kimi couldn't figure out what was happening to her brother although she tried to help by backing him into the corner by the pantry. As I was going to release him from his HDPE 2 prison, Rufus gave his head a mighty shake and the jug came off. That he got stuck at all was surprising as the entire top half of the jug is removed. Trust Rufus to figure out how.
On a really serious note: As I was shaking my head and smiling over the cat, it occurred to me that while I was fine with waiting until I had finished scooping the litter and no permanent harm would befall the little fuzzball, in a "wild" setting, this would really be a problem. I hereby resolve to crush all of my Yoplait containers even it it gets yogurt splashes on my floor.