Couch Purrs Like a Kitten

March 13 | 2 Comments

Please don't fart on me!Dogs are lovable, happy and the greatest companions on earth. That’s why we’re easier to adopt than say monkeys, wolverines and yes, cats.

From what I can tell felines are loathsome, wretched and confrontational. Outside of that, they’re great.

What’s a cat to do? It’s not their fault their DNA makes them this way. Well, the smart ones think of ways to help themselves.

Yes, there are smart ones, and you need to look no further than Spokane, Washington for the latest example.

SPOKANE, Wash. – The mysterious mewing in Vickie Mendenhall’s home started about the time she bought a used couch for $27.

After days of searching for the source of the noise, she found a very hungry calico cat living in her sofa.

Her boyfriend, Chris Lund, was watching TV on Tuesday night and felt something move inside the couch. He pulled it away from the wall, lifted it up and there was the cat, which apparently crawled through a small hole on the underside.

Mendenhall contacted Value Village, where she bought the couch, but the store had no information on who donated it. So she took the cat to SpokAnimal CARE, the animal shelter where she works, so it could recover, and contacted media outlets in hopes of finding the owner.

Sure enough, Bob Killion of Spokane showed up to claim the cat on Thursday after an acquaintance alerted him to a TV story about it. Killion had donated a couch on Feb. 19, and his 9-year-old cat, Callie, disappeared at about the same time.

For Callie’s sake, I hope the boyfriend wasn’t like my old man…a fartin’ machine.


2 Responses to “Couch Purrs Like a Kitten”

  1. Ayla on March 18th, 2009 9:02 am

    That story is so funny…and very strange! Cats really are quite weird. We have two of them here and they never want to play with me. It’s totally unfair. At least the cat in the couch (haha) found his way back home.

  2. Bo on March 18th, 2009 9:36 am

    Ayla…I’m with you. Cats are weird!!!

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