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Miracle On 34th Floor

December 29 | 1 Comment

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s Under…Cat?

I’ll be the first to tell you, I don’t like heights. I much prefer to have my fuzzy toes touching Mother Earth. In fact, I like to get closer to her chewy center by digging. Of course, the cynical dog out there will think I do it so I can dig out under the fence.  Sure they’re right, but who are they to judge?

Anyway, cats are different, especially a cat called Voodoo living in the land down under.

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With a name like Voodoo, a 34-floor plunge from a penthouse could well put a vengeful end to a meddling cat’s life.

But Voodoo the Manx cat survived his mighty descent with only a sore paw.

The staggering fall was cushioned by a bush and left the seven-year-old feline with just a blood shot eye, some scratches and a respectable eight remaining lives.

Sheree Washington said he often teetered on the edge of the balcony of their tower block home on Queensland’s Gold Coast in Australia.

But she and husband Wayne became concerned after they noticed Voodoo was missing after dinner on Monday.

‘We searched high and low several times and he was nowhere to be found,’ said Mr Washington.

On Tuesday morning, Sheree made the journey downstairs, expecting to find her beloved pet’s body at the base of the high rise.

But instead she found Voodoo with nothing more than a few scratches.

‘I just saw him lying under the bushes,’ she said.

‘He was just crouched back in the corner.’

Voodoo had fallen 34 floors and landed on a bush, Mrs Washington said, discounting any possibility that he could have caught the elevator or walked down stairs.

Several branches were snapped, clearly indicating where Voodoo had landed.

But, miraculously, Voodoo walked away from the incident with a bloodshot eye, a scratched ear, a cut mouth and a damaged paw.

Sounds to me like UnderCat is going to have to work on his landings.

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One Response to “Miracle On 34th Floor”

  1. Anonymous on January 11th, 2009 11:59 am

    wow i didnt think anything could survive that kind of fall. especally not a small cat.

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