This Cute Black Cat Won Hambone Award for the most unusual situation.
The Hambone Award is an annual award given out by Nationwide Pet Insurance, to recognize the most unusual and bizarre pet insurance claim of the year. The pet award initiative was initiated by Nationwide Insurance following an incident in which a dog suffered mild hypothermia after getting trapped inside a refrigerator and devouring an entire ham.
Cat Won the 2023 Hambone Award
Giles is an enchanting black cat who brought home both a trophy and a few stitches after finding himself in a tight spot between cushions.
Giles emerged as the victor of the 15th Annual Hambone Award, facing stiff competition this year. Some of the other contenders included a daring Labrador that leaped unexpectedly from a 36-foot-high bridge, a parrot that inadvertently became trapped inside a door, and a mischievous puppy that decided to gnaw on a phone charger.
The Story Of Giles
Kaitlyn and Reid are the human parents of Giles. They have a single household rule in their New York apartment: \”When reassembling the couch, you must ensure that Giles is not beneath it.\”
When Reid\’s parents planned to sleep on the sofa bed, Reid promptly informed them about this rule. However, next morning, Reid\’s stepmother and father began the process of reassembling the sofa, inadvertently forgetting to check underneath it first, as mentioned in a news release about the award.
Reid recalled the incident, saying, \”Something hit him in the face quite hard, like a part of the mechanism.\”
He immediately recognized the need to rush Giles to the veterinarian, although the injuries were not life-threatening, and the black cat required stitches.
In the end, despite a momentary mishap, the story of Giles, the charismatic black cat, has a happy conclusion. With the loving care of his parents Giles made a swift recovery from his \”meow-ouch.\” Today, everything is perfect. He\’s safe, healthy, and thriving, enjoying a life filled with cuddles, playtime, and the occasional adventure. The mishap may have left a lasting impression, giving him a particular aversion to hinged objects, but it\’s just another chapter in his unique and endearing feline story.