Kittens Love a Good Fire

By Yul

Firefighters can be cats’ best friends when we get into a jam, but one automotive-loving kitten in Weston, Florida, put really put them to the test – twice.

On February 12, 2008, a stray kitten decided to chill near Walgreen’s in the undercarriage of someone’s Volvo, and firefighters were called.

In pouring rain, they spent an hour jacking the car up and removing a wheel, but the cat kept ducking out of reach and eventually scampered off. They spent another hour scouring the parking lot looking for it.

Then some real work blazed up, and they had to leave to fight several fires.

Five hours later when they returned to the station, guess who they found in the fire truck’s rear wheel well?

But the kitten still wouldn’t come out, even for meatloaf. It had obviously seen too much.

Now here’s the riddle: How many firefighters does it take to nab a kitten?

Three – one to prod it with a Slim Jim, one to gently squirt it into the open, and one to catch it.

The unnamed kitty was dirty, hungry, scared – and now wet – but otherwise eager to get on with its remaining 8 lives.


2 Responses to Kittens Love a Good Fire

  1. rahmama says:

    Wow. I’ve been here before (your blog) but I missed this one. Firefighters are very amazing people. See my latest posting about the animal rescue efforts in the Humboldt Fire in California. You’ll love the lead photo.

  2. catsworking says:

    That was a great photo! We think it’s so great that firefighters also try to save animals. Somebody’s got to do it!

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