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    Talking Cat pulls a fast one on firefighters

    MIAMI - It was the stereotypical firefighters-try-to-rescue-cat story, but with a twist. Firefighters from the South Florida city of Weston spent a sopping hour in pouring rain Tuesday trying to extract a kitten squeezed in the undercarriage of a stranger's Volvo.

    The crew tried jacking up the car and taking off a wheel, all for naught. The feline ducked out of reach at each attempt to grab it. At some point, the cat escaped undetected, prompting the crew to spend another hour peering in bushes and scouring a Walgreens parking lot.
    They finally gave up and headed back to the station, answering at least two more calls on their way.


    Five hours after the saga began, the elusive cat reappeared: At the station, in their fire truck's rear wheel well.
    This time, firefighters used chunks of meatloaf to try luring it out. It was unenticed, so the crew resorted to an ultimately successful three-pronged strategy: One firefighter poked the feline in the backside with a Slim Jim, another used a hose to force it into an open compartment so a third person could pull it out.
    The feline was dirty but unharmed.
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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080214/...fighters_cat_3

    Don't know cubby, story was in todays net news.....
    Last edited by Pharlap; 02-14-2008 at 12:47 PM. Reason: answered cubbys question

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    My son had our pregnant cat Rahab ( Harlot Cat) stuck inside his car door. The fire dept. couldn't get the cat out so he had to pay a auto mechanic to cut the cat out. She survived my husband accidently running over her another time while pregnant. She was our miracle cat.
    Last edited by dottierainbow; 02-14-2008 at 11:11 AM. Reason: Spelling

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    This is a cute story, where is kitty now? I wonder if the fireman will adopt him or her. It would be kind of cool if they did.

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    I love these kinds of stories! Wish there was more of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dottierainbow View Post
    My son had our pregnant cat Rahab ( Harlot Cat) stuck inside his car door. The fire dept. couldn't get the cat out so he had to pay a auto mechanic to cut the cat out. She survived my husband accidently running over her another time while pregnant. She was our miracle cat.
    Harlot Cat! How funny! And sounds like it may have been an appropriate nickname, too.

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    Those firefighters are awesome!! They sound like they all have good hearts!! Such a beautiful story =)



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