Stark, the smart and indefatigable cat appropriately named after the main character of the "Iron Man" movie series, ran around his room, played with his toys and climbed his cat condo.
Seemed innocent enough.
Shortly after, the
The furball decided to take flight and ended up tangled in a set of window blinds, hanging by his tail.
"The cord wrapped a knot around his tail, and it was so tight that it pulled out a chunk of his hair," said
The cat's "Iron Man" flight landed him as one of 11 furry finalists of the 2016 Hambone Award, presented annually by
The award is named after a dog that got stuck in a refrigerator and ate a
After his humans saved Stark from dangling, they rushed him to see his veterinarian at
"Nurses are awful patients,"
After a few weeks, Stark was back to being his energetic and capricious self -- getting into places he's not supposed to and chewing through cell phone chargers.
"It's his house, we just live in it,"
Voting for this year's Hambone Award winner is open until Monday. To read about other strange pet insurance claims and vote, visit hamboneaward.com.
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