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September 21, 2012 at 3:18 PMComments: 2 Faves: 1

Cheeky the Cat Falls 40 ft - and Survives!

By Bri Luginbill More Blogs by This Author

Welcome back to the Scratchpad - the news blog for cat lovers!

This week: Cheeky the cat falls 40ft - and survives!

When Lawrence Foster's cat Cheeky went missing and he realized he'd left the patio door open, he was absolutely distraught. The only way she could have gotten out, was a 40 ft drop from his 4th story apartment!

He had to find her.

He called the Scottish SPCA to help him, but even when they finally gave up after a long search, he wasn't discouraged. He put up over 200 missing cat posters over the neighborhood. He even made phone calls to all the local veterinarians, recruited neighbors and took 3 days off of work to search.

Despite his efforts though, two whole weeks passed before one of his neighbors spotted Cheeky looking afraid and very skinny. Lawrence immediately took her to the veterinarian to make sure Cheeky was okay.

“the only injury she’s got from the fall is a chipped tooth! I’m so happy to have Cheeky home and she hasn’t left my side since – she’s even sleeping cuddled up next to me in bed.”

Well, Cheeky’s learned her lesson not to crawl too close to the edge of the balcony. Lawrence says she won’t set foot near the balcony door even!

“I think she has learned her lesson now, she’s had quite an adventure.”


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  • Is it just me or does there seem to be more of these stories than ever before? Hmm.... Coming apocalypse anyone? haha

  • I bet cheeky landed on his feeties. It's amazing to me how they do that.

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