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Our little Engine!

Friends, this little girl was discovered by my husband 2 or 3 months ago while driving to work. He first heard this muffled cries at a stop street and at first thought it is some kitten alongside the road so he ignored it. However, when it became louder and more pitiful the thought struck him that it might be a kitten stuck in his engine! He got off the road immediately and when he opened the front there she was! Eyes huge from fear and meowing her lungs out all the while hanging onto the warm engine for dear life about to fall in between some ugly places!

He took her and turned around and brought her home to me and we checked for any hurting places like burn marks but miraculously she did not get injured at all except for the trauma of being in a moving car hanging onto a very hot engine! She is such a high spirited, feisty little thing that it is no wonder she quickly overcame that trauma and became part of our huge cat family in a blink of the eye.

So, always do check for unexpected little things who might be hiding in your engine before you start your car in the morning, especially in wintertime when they are more likely to search for warm places to sleep in.

We named her Engine since that's where we met her and she purrs as loud as the sound of a car engine to boot! LOL

Image Credit » taken 1 month ago

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wolfgirl569 wrote on November 11, 2015, 3:49 PM

She is very pretty, glad he looked before she tried to jump away

MegL wrote on November 11, 2015, 4:33 PM

What a lovely looking cat. It's also important to check the wheel arch before starting off. Cats may find the top of a rubber tyre a dry place to rest but they can be caught out when the vehicle starts moving.

crowntower wrote on November 11, 2015, 10:53 PM

Wow that is so nice of you guys. Other will throw those piiful cats away without a second thought and care. Godbless you and your whole family. I think engine is a real pretty name add up how you guys get that name. Hehehe.

LeaPea2417 wrote on November 11, 2015, 11:44 PM

She is a pretty cat and a lucky cat that she was rescued by your husband and not injured.

bethieannie wrote on November 12, 2015, 12:23 AM

I have heard stories like this! I would be quite shocked to find an animal in my engine! I hope the trauma hasn't had any lasting effects.

Paulie wrote on November 12, 2015, 1:25 AM

She is a very cute cat. When I visited my sister on the farm, she also told me watch for cats that might get in or under the car.

WordChazer wrote on November 13, 2015, 2:23 PM

She's a pretty baby. I love calicos. It amazes me how some animals can survive against all the odds. Give your little Engine a hug from me and Mr C, as she deserves it. Our car rarely moves, so even if a cat was to find it when it was warm, they would soon find it was not warm and would go find somewhere else to sleep.