January 29th, 2016 11:38 EST
Man's Good Hearing Saves Cat Stuck in Pipe
"A cat named Bubbles apparently climbed through nearly 80 feet of pipe but got her head stuck in a small opening in a drain cover. She could have ended up stuck there for days.
The drain pipe is at a cattle auction site. A man who was at that auction thought he heard a strange noise, so he took a closer look.
Bubbles was taken to the vet and treated for scrapes and swollen eyelids, but she will be just fine."
A cattle auction is a noisy and exciting event; it`s a miracle that a sharp-eared man was able to hear a kitty meowing over the sounds of cows mooing and auctioneers barking.
I would have been so overwhelmed by the sensory overload (steaming manure, auctioneers on crack) that I wouldn`t have noticed the sounds of cats mating.
Thank goodness that Kendall Tobias, a regular buyer and seller at the Lake Odessa Cattle Auction not only heard the kitten meowing, but investigated.
Thanks to Tobias` sharp ear Bubbles survived her ordeal with just a few scrapes and swollen eyelids.
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