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(Animal Tracks)   Calico kitten rescued from engine of a Mercedes. This one can't wait 'til Caturday (w/pictures of ugly-ass kitten)   (animaltracks.today.msnbc.msn.com) divider line 82
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2012-06-13 02:13:28 AM
Can haz Caturday thread? Sweet story here, nice find subby. For once, your blog does not suck.
 
2012-06-13 03:04:22 AM
Those pictures look like they were taken with a Nikon Potato 300DX by a drunken cat lover.
 
2012-06-13 03:05:09 AM
That cat looks like it wants to eat my face. And I doubt it's had any bath salts.
 
2012-06-13 03:06:23 AM
Apparently this happens a lot. A buddy of mine started his car one morning to a horrendous thumping and howling sound. Had to fish the kitty out of his engine compartment. Couldn't figure out how it got in there since the car was in the garage.
 
2012-06-13 03:08:55 AM
What is an engine compartment?

Is that where you put your engine to while your wife is in town?
 
2012-06-13 03:11:55 AM
Awwwwwwwwwwwww...if I didn't already have 4, I'd want to adopt her. So adorable.
 
2012-06-13 03:18:51 AM

fusillade762: Apparently this happens a lot. A buddy of mine started his car one morning to a horrendous thumping and howling sound. Had to fish the kitty out of his engine compartment. Couldn't figure out how it got in there since the car was in the garage.


Cats can get themselves into some seriously odd places- their rib cages compress a hell of a lot more than ours, and their spines are much, much more flexible. See videos like this one. Add tremendous jumping and climbing skills, and your cat can get into a lot of places you've never even considered. When they're kittens, they can get into a lot of really dumb places, or places they didn't consider how to get out of.

Our cat has been found napping inside closed drawers on many occasions. The drawer in a computer desk was a favorite for a while, there was about a 3 inch gap above the drawer from the back, and that was more than enough. She also surprised my dad when he opened up his underwear drawer to find her napping there once. And apparently some walls in our basement were framed in such a way that the cat could walk around inside some of them.
 
2012-06-13 03:22:44 AM
FYI...

The entire front of a car is not the "Engine".
 
2012-06-13 03:24:07 AM
D'awwwwwww. She's a little cutie.
 
2012-06-13 03:27:39 AM
My sister found a kitten inside a Ford. She took our dad's suggestion and named him Edsel. He grew up, er, "special."
 
2012-06-13 03:31:27 AM

cptjeff: their rib cages compress a hell of a lot more than ours


images.sodahead.com
 
2012-06-13 03:32:44 AM

cptjeff: fusillade762: Apparently this happens a lot. A buddy of mine started his car one morning to a horrendous thumping and howling sound. Had to fish the kitty out of his engine compartment. Couldn't figure out how it got in there since the car was in the garage.

Cats can get themselves into some seriously odd places- their rib cages compress a hell of a lot more than ours, and their spines are much, much more flexible. See videos like this one. Add tremendous jumping and climbing skills, and your cat can get into a lot of places you've never even considered. When they're kittens, they can get into a lot of really dumb places, or places they didn't consider how to get out of.

Our cat has been found napping inside closed drawers on many occasions. The drawer in a computer desk was a favorite for a while, there was about a 3 inch gap above the drawer from the back, and that was more than enough. She also surprised my dad when he opened up his underwear drawer to find her napping there once. And apparently some walls in our basement were framed in such a way that the cat could walk around inside some of them.


We call that "catspace" around here. Related to hyperspace, but only accessible by felines. Several times we've torn the house apart looking for a kitty (we have 7) who we thought got out. Spend hours looking, assume she escaped, and wait to see if she comes to a window from outside...only to have her come trotting in from either our bedroom or the kidlet's bedroom.
 
2012-06-13 03:34:35 AM
"We all have iPhones, so we start Googling how to open the hood of an s550."

Seriously?
 
2012-06-13 03:35:27 AM

Pray 4 Mojo: "We all have iPhones, so we start Googling how to open the hood of an s550."

Seriously?


Have you ever googled from a known cat belly?
 
2012-06-13 03:42:24 AM
When I was a kid, I remember this one time we came out of a shopping center to the parking lot. When we got in, we could hear a tiny mewling coming from the engine compartment. We looked, but we couldn't find anywhere in the engine. After a bit of poking around, we realized that the cat had somehow gotten into the fender and had no way of climbing out on its own.

We drove to the nearest Nissan dealership and explained the issue, and they removed the plastic backing inside the wheel well and let the kitten (tiny little baby kitten, couldn't have been more than a month old) out. It was covered in grease and undercoating. We put the kitten in a cardboard box we got from the dealership and headed back to the shopping center where the adventure started.

Once we got there, we tossed the kitten into the bushes and threw the cardboard box away in the mall dumpster.

I think we went home and had some ice cream after that.
 
2012-06-13 03:44:50 AM

libranoelrose: cptjeff: their rib cages compress a hell of a lot more than ours

[images.sodahead.com image 350x290]


Are you confused?

Your rib cage isn't perfectly rigid. The bones are designed to bend, and there are joints designed to flex. The ribcage of a cat can be compressed, on a relative basis, much more than ours, meaning they can squeeze themselves under and through much tighter openings then something their size should be able to squeeze through.
 
2012-06-13 03:47:07 AM

DarthBart: We call that "catspace" around here. Related to hyperspace, but only accessible by felines.


andywibbels.blogs.com
 
2012-06-13 03:50:15 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: When I was a kid, I remember this one time we came out of a shopping center to the parking lot. When we got in, we could hear a tiny mewling coming from the engine compartment. We looked, but we couldn't find anywhere in the engine. After a bit of poking around, we realized that the cat had somehow gotten into the fender and had no way of climbing out on its own.

We drove to the nearest Nissan dealership and explained the issue, and they removed the plastic backing inside the wheel well and let the kitten (tiny little baby kitten, couldn't have been more than a month old) out. It was covered in grease and undercoating. We put the kitten in a cardboard box we got from the dealership and headed back to the shopping center where the adventure started.

Once we got there, we tossed the kitten into the bushes and threw the cardboard box away in the mall dumpster.

I think we went home and had some ice cream after that.


I LOL'd
 
2012-06-13 03:58:36 AM
We all have iPhones, so we start Googling how to open the hood of an s550. In the meantime, I ask the woman who's driving to call someone to ask them how to open the hood. This goes on for a while.

Goes on for a while? Didn't "how do I open a farking hood of an S550" yield any useful results? How about looking around under the steering weel or near the kick panel where it is on the vast majority of cars sold?
 
2012-06-13 04:03:10 AM
I remember when I was a kid, back in the 60's, going to church. About a mile from home dad stopped at a stop sign and a white cat went running from out car to some house. Us kids wanted to look for our cat, but dad insisted we continue to church. When we got back from church I got on my bike and went looking for our cat, who had evidently decided the engine of our station wagon was a great place to sleep.

I still think of that poor cat, I can't imaging how terrified she was when the car started, and found herself hurt and lost in a strange neighborhood.
 
2012-06-13 04:22:20 AM
Is that what makes an engine purr?
 
2012-06-13 04:23:37 AM

Snotnose: I still think of that poor cat, I can't imaging how terrified she was when the car started, and found herself hurt and lost in a strange neighborhood.


It found its way home. As a species (hell, as a taxonomic family), cats have a very, very good sense of direction. It was probably just a bad morning, not anything life changing.
 
2012-06-13 04:24:22 AM

cptjeff: libranoelrose: cptjeff: their rib cages compress a hell of a lot more than ours

[images.sodahead.com image 350x290]

Are you confused?

Your rib cage isn't perfectly rigid. The bones are designed to bend, and there are joints designed to flex. The ribcage of a cat can be compressed, on a relative basis, much more than ours, meaning they can squeeze themselves under and through much tighter openings then something their size should be able to squeeze through.


I'm not confused.

I'm a cat person.

/it's a fark joke
 
2012-06-13 04:24:29 AM
That's my overdose of cute first thing in the morning.
Now my teeth hurt.

/So sweet!
 
2012-06-13 04:26:58 AM

cptjeff: Snotnose: I still think of that poor cat, I can't imaging how terrified she was when the car started, and found herself hurt and lost in a strange neighborhood.

It found its way home. As a species (hell, as a taxonomic family), cats have a very, very good sense of direction. It was probably just a bad morning, not anything life changing.


You'd think he would have noticed if his cat came home.
 
2012-06-13 04:30:00 AM

neilbradley: We all have iPhones, so we start Googling how to open the hood of an s550. In the meantime, I ask the woman who's driving to call someone to ask them how to open the hood. This goes on for a while.

Goes on for a while? Didn't "how do I open a farking hood of an S550" yield any useful results? How about looking around under the steering weel or near the kick panel where it is on the vast majority of cars sold?


it probably showed how to open the hood with a flash animation.
 
2012-06-13 04:34:03 AM
Never saw the cat again. Began my turn from organized religion, going to church is more important than finding/helping a family member?

Church sucks. Cats rule.
 
2012-06-13 04:36:14 AM
Dogs are pretty fricken cool too, got both now
 
2012-06-13 04:38:47 AM

Agarista: That's my overdose of cute first thing in the morning.
Now my teeth hurt.

/So sweet!


You should see a dentist about that.

www.krystalgrant.com
 
2012-06-13 04:43:16 AM
Just in time for Catnesday!
 
2012-06-13 04:59:12 AM
Stray kittens used to climb into the engine of my car to keep warm in the winter. One day, I went out and found half a kitten on the driveway. :-( To this day, I'll still pound on the hood to scare them out, even though the local strays don't seem too interested in that anymore.
 
2012-06-13 05:51:58 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: When I was a kid, I remember this one time we came out of a shopping center to the parking lot. When we got in, we could hear a tiny mewling coming from the engine compartment. We looked, but we couldn't find anywhere in the engine. After a bit of poking around, we realized that the cat had somehow gotten into the fender and had no way of climbing out on its own.

We drove to the nearest Nissan dealership and explained the issue, and they removed the plastic backing inside the wheel well and let the kitten (tiny little baby kitten, couldn't have been more than a month old) out. It was covered in grease and undercoating. We put the kitten in a cardboard box we got from the dealership and headed back to the shopping center where the adventure started.

Once we got there, we tossed the kitten into the bushes and threw the cardboard box away in the mall dumpster.

I think we went home and had some ice cream after that.


Uh-huh. What's her name, and how long have you had her?
 
2012-06-13 05:55:00 AM
Got up one cold December morning for work and started the car. As I was pulling out the drive way, I decided to stop and check the oil, turned off the engine and popped the hood. As I looked down, there was a little gray kitten with black stripes on top of the engine, his little leg stuck under the fuel line. I fished him out and took him to the wife (bad mistake) because she of course couln't let the cat go after that. We called him "lucky".

Not a cat fan, but the wife's always had one and I suppose she always will.
 
2012-06-13 05:56:27 AM

cptjeff: Snotnose: I still think of that poor cat, I can't imaging how terrified she was when the car started, and found herself hurt and lost in a strange neighborhood.

It found its way home. As a species (hell, as a taxonomic family), cats have a very, very good sense of direction. It was probably just a bad morning, not anything life changing.


I think it was snotnose's cat. He would have probably noticed if it had "found its way home", doncha think???
 
2012-06-13 06:22:44 AM

Gyrfalcon: Uh-huh. What's her name, and how long have you had her?


Nope, that kitten was set free.

Never did have any cats. Too allergic, I suppose.
 
2012-06-13 07:08:03 AM
Not sure if she is calico, I think that requires white fur which I do not see in the pics. Looks more like a torti.

NTTAWWT
 
2012-06-13 07:12:30 AM

neilbradley: We all have iPhones, so we start Googling how to open the hood of an s550. In the meantime, I ask the woman who's driving to call someone to ask them how to open the hood. This goes on for a while.

Goes on for a while? Didn't "how do I open a farking hood of an S550" yield any useful results? How about looking around under the steering weel or near the kick panel where it is on the vast majority of cars sold?


Ya really.
Why was she driving a car that she couldn't operate?
Cute kitty.
 
2012-06-13 07:22:26 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I think we went home and had some ice cream after that.


I am finding this way too funny...

/cute cat
 
2012-06-13 07:29:45 AM
images.wikia.com

Approves
 
2012-06-13 07:59:54 AM

fusillade762: Apparently this happens a lot. A buddy of mine started his car one morning to a horrendous thumping and howling sound. Had to fish the kitty out of his engine compartment. Couldn't figure out how it got in there since the car was in the garage.


I don't know if it's the warmth of the engine or what, but it's actually pretty common for cats to get under the hood of a car; even put their kittens there. We had a neighbor who discovered a litter of kittens under his hood (with not such a happy ending in his case).
 
2012-06-13 08:06:02 AM
Call me heartless, but I don't think I would have pulled over based on the word of some stranger, and then let them mess with my car.

Potential carjack, anyone? If it's the kitten or my life, the kitten gets it.
 
2012-06-13 08:06:23 AM
BFD
 
2012-06-13 08:08:41 AM
One bitterly cold morning, my dad drove 75 miles home from his mother's house where he had been doing some work for her. When he got home, he heard meowing from inside the engine compartment. Inside was a half frozen, terrified little kitten, balanced on one of the engine brackets. I think that cat lived about 14 much happier years with him after that.
 
2012-06-13 08:23:12 AM
Damn onion-slicing ninjas.
 
2012-06-13 08:34:09 AM
What kind of useless doofus doesn't know how to open the hood of their car?
That is a special kind of stupid.
 
2012-06-13 08:37:04 AM
You know, when the headline specifically says "Kitten rescued from engine of driving Mercedes", I expect the rescue to happen while the car is in motion. I was highly disillusioned by the facts of the article, and want my click back.
 
2012-06-13 08:48:50 AM

neilbradley: We all have iPhones, so we start Googling how to open the hood of an s550. In the meantime, I ask the woman who's driving to call someone to ask them how to open the hood. This goes on for a while.

Goes on for a while? Didn't "how do I open a farking hood of an S550" yield any useful results? How about looking around under the steering weel or near the kick panel where it is on the vast majority of cars sold?


My worst suspicions of Mercedes drivers, confirmed. Not sure what the other guy's excuse was.
 
2012-06-13 08:52:16 AM

Herr Flick's Revenge: What kind of useless doofus doesn't know how to open the hood of their car?
That is a special kind of stupid.


Not necessarily stupid. Just very, very rich...she *was* driving a Mercedes s550, after all. She has money to pay people to do that kinda stuff. $20 says she doesn't pump her own gas, either. Double or nothing says she hasn't changed a lightbulb since she was young, if ever.
 
2012-06-13 09:08:43 AM

neilbradley: Goes on for a while? Didn't "how do I open a farking hood of an S550" yield any useful results? How about looking around under the steering weel or near the kick panel where it is on the vast majority of cars sold?


Rich peeps don't know about stuff like that. That's for poor peeps.
 
2012-06-13 09:19:38 AM

cptjeff: And apparently some walls in our basement were framed in such a way that the cat could walk around inside some of them.


i830.photobucket.com

Cat in the wall, eh?

Might need 3 or 4.
 
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