Master Kat Tai-Dai Mau demonstrates the feline tai chi movement removing another expensive collar.
Tai’s pro tip: “Collars can be a nuisance, for sure, but unless your humans have a death wish for you, they will have bought you what’s called a “break-away’ collar. They are the safest kind of collar, and even better, they are easily removed and discarded. All you need is a shrub with a low, bare-ended branch. Sidle up to the branch so that the tip slides under the collar and then do just a little neck stretch, and it will pop right off. There’s probably a suitable shrub in one of your front flower beds, and if so, there’s the added bonus of mulch that you can track into the living room. Oh, and one more thing: If you do this near the house, you’ll want to then carry the collar away and hide it somewhere, preferably in a neighbor’s yard, because if your humans find it, they will just put it back on you. Of course, they will eventually go to the store and get you a new one if they don’t find it, but when that happens, just repeat the above steps and you’ll be good to go.”
T. Allen Culpepper