Cats might have nine lives, but after nine days atop a 45-foot-high power pole, this cat might be fresh out.
Luckily for him, utility workers were able to bring the little guy down. The Fresno Bee reports that a cat named “Fat Boy” climbed to the top of a massive power pole and hung in there for nine days, sitting through rain and wind without water, until Pacific Gas and Electric Co. workers in Fresno, California were able to get him down.
Wait, the cat’s name is “Fat Boy,” and no one would help? Not even the fire department?
“We called everyone – anyone that could help, but they didn’t come,” said Andrew Perez, Fat Boy's owner. “He’s a nice cat. He probably went up there because he got scared by a dog. I was scared.”
Thankfully, PG&C was there to help “Fat Boy.” Let's get a better look at him to celebrate.
Wow. Fat Boy.
The Fresno Bee says that power to 250 homes had to be shut off or a few hours so workers could get Fat Boy.
“It’s not a simple thing to climb a power pole and get a cat down,” he said. “The first thing we have to do is de-energize the line – it’s a 12,000-volt line. Sometimes we wait out cats on poles… 99 percent of the time, cats come down on their own. In this case, it’s been up there that long, we just made the decision to go ahead and go up there.”
The world is yours, Fat Boy. YOLO, Fat Boy. YOLO.
A sleeping cat is a perhaps the most perfect thing in the world. But how do you improve on it? How do you make a sleeping cat even cuter?
You don’t change the cat, you change the bed.
Ariel Dumas, a writer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, took her cat bed to the next level with four tools: a sewing kit, a marker, and two pingpong balls. The result: A monstrous cat bed that’s the perfect domicile for her feline friends.
Now when it’s time for bed, her cats jump into the mouth of a monster, much like Jonah in the belly of a whale. Will the story of this cat and her monster cat bed be added to the Bible in a thousand years? Let’s just go with a cautiously optimistic probably. While we wait for that, enjoy the greatest tweets ever tweeted.
The Serval, also called the "Giraffe Cat" because... kitty:
...is quickly losing its habitat, becoming part of the illegal pet trade, and decreasing in numbers in the wild. Let's keep these beauties thriving, so see what you can do to help by going here.
All kitties are good kitties.
If you aren't familiar with these cats, here's what you need to know: Larry is the Mouser in Chief at the Prime Minister's residence in the U.K. and Palmerston is the Foreign Office cat that lives next door. The two don't seem to like each other very much and British news outlets can't help but cover all of their cat-on-cat drama.
Larry and Palmerston had their worst fight yet the other night and the MiC had to make a visit to the vet. Hopefully they'll be able to settle their political differences soon, before they both get hurt.
If you want to read more about Britain's most famous rescue cats, head over to NPR.
"We've had that cat five years, and there's never been a question," Mayor Ron White relayed to The Fort Worth Star Telegram. "That cat doesn't have anything to do with whether somebody can have their puppy at City Hall. That cat doesn't hurt anybody... The council just went out and did this on their own because they don't like cats."
Browser (the cat in question) was unavailable to offer up any comments for the time being.
If you aren't familiar with the historic Brexit vote that's about to take place, here's the gist: British voters will soon decide if they want the United Kingdom to remain in or leave the European Union. It's kind of a big deal, but who cares what humans think, right? The cats have spoken and they are very much against "the British exit".
Wine loving cat ladies everywhere just had their wildest dreams come true! Apollo Peak has come up with a delicious wine recipe for cats. It's made with catnip, water, and beet juice for color. You can choose from Pinot Meow or MosCATo, because obviously cats should be able to decide if they're a red or white wine feline. Yes, your cat can now drink wine. What a time to be alive!
Every once in a while it is necessary to give your cat a bath. Hopefully, this guy really needed it because, judging by his 'thousand yard stare', he did not enjoy it. Or, maybe he was just a little surprised that his picture was taken. Now, to make matters worse, he's become the focus of a hilarious Photoshop battle.
With nine lives and cat-like reflexes, this suited up kitty is ready to be a super anti-hero. Fortunately for this cat, his face is much cuter than the real Deadpool's so he doesn't always have to wear that mask.
Felix used to be an everyday cat, just working her day job keeping mice at bay at Huddersfield Station in West Yorkshire, England. She was brought in at only nine weeks old to help take control of the pests in the station and she really grew into the role.
After five years of hard work she finally got the promotion she deserves. No longer is she a simple mouse catcher. She is now Senior Pest Controller, complete with the adorable visibility jacket, name tag and authority that goes with the title. Let's hope she uses her newly appointed power benevolently.
A wildfire broke out in Waroona, in south western Australia, leaving behind damaged property and lives. The adorable photo has attracted a lot of attention. The veterinary clinic that is taking care of him mentioned that the burns on his tail aren't affecting his balance so they are hopeful. They also released additional information after a massive response.
I have had a lot of messages about this little man - yes he is a boy. Yes he has some bad burns but has taken this long to catch. We will definitely keep you updated on his progress! Nurse Frosina x
This little guy got some terrible burns but he wasn't the only one.
Pets, farm animals and wild animals alike have been affected by this tragedy.
According to their Facebook page, all animals at this clinic affected by the fires are being treated for free.
Lynea Lattanzio is by far the cat ladiest of cat ladies. She started rescuing and rehoming cats and just couldn't stop. Now she shares her home with around 800 adult cats and 300 kittens according to the video description. This number is ever changing of course, because in addition to caring for so, so many cats who roam free on her six-acre property, she rescues cats and rehomes the ones who are fit for adoption.
What started out as a hobby she paid for out of pocket has become a non-profit, no-kill sanctuary called Cat House on the Kings which is run on donations and adoption fees.
Spock (the terror) is a big cat. Big enough that his neighbors mistake him for a bobcat walking past their windows.