Grumpy cat survives wild car-top ride


    Grumpy cat survives wild car-top ride

    A grumpy house cat was the toast of New Zealand traffic authorities after it survived a hairy ride through a city clinging to the roof of a car, with the driver unaware of the drama.

    John Sutton of Tauranga, southeast of Auckland, thought he had chased his seven-kilogram grey Persian, called Bono, from his car before he set off for work this week, the New Zealand Herald reported.

    After travelling three blocks at 50 kilometres an hour along a busy city street, he had to slow down.

    Something fluffy slid down the windscreen and gripped the wiper blades.

    "It gave me a hell of a fright," Mr Sutton said.

    "Then I realised it was Bono and he was bloody petrified."

    Police Constable Tim Shields was on patrol when he saw the car coming toward him.

    "The expression on that cat's face was hilarious," Constable Shields said.

    "It was wide-eyed and obviously knew the consequences if it let go."

    The cat was returned home inside the car.

  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   prmenrs
    It's sick, I know, and I really love cats, but I laughed out loud visualizing this poor cat--and it's owner.
  4. by   suzanne4
    At least the cat was able to hold on!
  5. by   gwenith
    I know it's sick but I laughed too - I kept getting this mental image of this cat spread eagled on the windscreen looking in at the driver with this "Did you forget something????" look on it's face. At least the cat came to no harm.
  6. by   Grace Oz
    Must confess, I'm laughing too!

    This reminds me of our neighbours cat, similar incident.

    Their cat had settled itself under the bonnet, near the engine somehow.
    The neighbours son had driven about 12 kilometres, stopped the car, alighted from said car, to see their beloved moggy crawl out from under the bonnet singed, confused, terrifed and about to bolt into the nearest safe place!

    Fortunately, the moggy was in reasonable shape despite it's adventure. Just needed some TLC & a visit to the vet for a checkover, plus some lotion for the singed paws & other bare bits of skin once covered by fur!

    Certainly used up one of it's nine lives that day! :uhoh21: :chuckle

  7. by   canoehead
    Awww, the poor kitty. That is hilarious- but only because everyone was alright.

    I'm visualizing the claw marks on the roof!
  8. by   jemb
    I laughed, too, just imagining the poor kitty's frazzled expression. Glad the little furry thing was okay, though!
  9. by   renerian
    Poor Kitty!