Monday, March 23, 2009
This Kitty Has 9 Lives...Minus 1
What an exciting lunchtime at our house today! As Ricky was getting ready to go back to work, our neighbor stopped by for him to look at her car. This happens frequently when people catch him at home, so I did not think anything of it. A few minutes later, he knocked on the door and told me that our neighbor had a little kitten stuck in the front part of her car, under the hood! Sure enough, two little eyes peered at me when I looked. On her car, there is a space between the serpentine belts in front of the radiator, and the bumper; and another where the head lights are placed. Ricky tried to grab the kitten by its scruff, but it would not budge. He got a stick to direct it toward a larger space, but it did not move. Finally, he wiggled it out, and when he was able to remove it from the car, it got loose! It ran under my van, then back under the car toward the back. That little creature ran to the back tire, and climbed right up into the wheel! Ricky had to lay on his back to even see the kitten, but snatched it pretty quickly. As he was handing it off to me, it bit and scratched me, but I kept a firm hold on it. Thankfully, our pet carrier was near by in the garage, so we shuffled the baby in and closed the door quickly! A little food and water, and a quiet place to rest--something that kitty deserved! Mission accomplished.
Now, for "the rest of the story", as Paul Harvey used to say. Our neighbor thought it might belong to her niece. They visited them yesterday...many, many miles away! It turns out that 'car kitty' not only traveled very far away from home inside the car, but it traveled to work and back today as well! I was so happy to know that it does have a home, and will be able to return in a car...in a pet carrier in a car! LOL
WAIT! There's more: Another set of neighbors have a cat that stays outdoors. She loves hanging out at our house when the neighbors are not home. No sooner did I return 'car kitty' to our other neighbor, did the other kitty run into the garage and hide out of sight! With all of the kitty commotion in our garage, we were able to keep our #1 kitty, Pepper, from hearing them cry in part of HER house! Wew, all is well.
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