Monty the cat survived a crazy car ride that he will most likely never forget.
This curious six-year-old ginger cat crawled inside his owner’s car front bumper and was hiding when his owner, John Cotgrave, took off on an hour-long drive.
Monty was able to cling on for 30 miles (40 minutes) while the car went up to speeds of 60 mph, until he fell out onto a road.
Cotgrave watched as Monty rolled onto the road in his rearview mirror. He immediately stopped his car and ran to rescue his injured cat.
He said, “Seeing him bounce and roll on to the road in my rear view mirror is an image I will never forget. My whole life froze and the color drained from my face. I really thought we would lose him.”
After picking up his cat, Cotgrave put him in his car and rushed him to the vet. The vet said that Monty had only suffered a few lost teeth, cuts and bruises, and a black eye, but the cat overall had escaped major injuries.
Cotgrave added that he felt extremely lucky that Monty survived and that there wasn’t a car behind him when he was driving, as Monty would have fallen into the path of the car.
He said that from now on, he’ll always check his car carefully to make sure Monty isn’t hiding inside.
Source: Yorkshire Post
Photo: Daily Mail