FOX 35 ORLANDO - A curious cat just used one of its nine lives after surviving an entire 30-minute wash cycle in her owner's washing machine!
According to People.com, Poppy's owner said that she was doing laundry and realized that the black-and-white furball was gone. After searching the house, the family discovered she was in the washing machine and were able to get her out before the spin cycle started.
Poppy had reportedly climbed into the machine to take a nap and went unnoticed when it was time to do the laundry.
“Meet poor little Poppy who miraculously survived a full wash cycle!” Animal Medical Centre in Launceston, Tasmania wrote in a Facebook post. “Poppy’s distressed owners phoned Dr. Lisa Towns for an after-hours consultation after finding her in the washing machine at the end of a full 30 minute cycle – ALIVE!”
Surprisingly, besides being bruised, sore and disoriented, the veterinarians said that Poppy had no broken bones. The lucky cat spent a couple of days in the veterinarian's care and was able to go home to her family.
"Surely this would equal around 7/9 cat lives?? We hope Poppy learnt her lesson and now realizes the washing machine certainly isn't a cozy place to sleep!"