A story of a car engine-addicted cat who learnt his lesson.
This is the story of one of two ginger kittens adopted from Cats Protection, Flip & Flop. Both became addicted to climbing into car engines: once a neighbour even called the R.S.P.C.A and Fire Service because he found a kitten in his engine before leaving for work.
One day the worst happened - Flip failed to return home. Frantic searching and advertising drew a blank. However one wonderful day 6 weeks later told us that he had been discovered in a large tyre warehouse 20 miles away. He had travelled all that way in the engine compartment use of a large van. He had survived for all that time by licking the dripping rain off of vehicles in the warehouse and very little else. Because the alarms in the warehouse kept going off during the night, vermin control were called in and instead of finding rats they discovered a cat and trapped him. He was taken to the local vets who found the microchip. One poorly, thin cat, still only 9 months old, was returned to us. We were thrilled and so was his sister. He has now fully recovered and never went in car engines again!