Voodoo the Cat: falls 34 stories and lives to meow about it!

December 24, 2008

Australia (ChattahBox) – Is it a bird, is it a plane, nope it’s a falling cat! An Australian kitty named Voodoo used up one of its nine lives after plunging 34-storeys from an apartment building window, a report said Wednesday.

The seven-year-old The Manx cat liked to live life on the edge, often balancing right on the ledge of his balcony.

Voodoo’s owner Sheree Washington, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that Voodoo was fond of standing on a small ledge outside the 34th-floor flat and looking down on the world.

“Obviously he was looking over too far and went. So he fell 34 floors and was lucky enough to land in some bushes which I think have saved him,” she said.

Sheree first noticed Voodoo was missing after they had finished dinner. They searched for him for several hours but couldn’t find him. Yesterday morning, they trekked down to the ground floor expecting to find the remains of Voodoo splattered all over the side walk.

“We’ve had a look at where he landed and one of the branches that was broken has got cat hair on it and it’s about an inch (2.54 centimeters) in diameter. So he was a very lucky pussy cat,” Washington said.

The fortunate feline got away with only minor injuries, limping away from the incident with a bloodshot eye, a scratched ear, a cut mouth and a damaged paw.

Mrs Washington said the vet told her the record for known survival from a fall was a cat which fell 64 floors in New York. Its commonly believed that the more times cats have to adjust themselves in a fall the more likely they are to survive, which is why cats tend to be injured when falling form lower floors.


One Response to “Voodoo the Cat: falls 34 stories and lives to meow about it!”

  1. how to keep your cat from falling 34 stories « World Wide Whiskers on December 27th, 2008 9:05 pm

    […] lives in Australia, where he recently survived a 34-story fall. According to this article, Voodoo liked to live life on the edge–particularly the edge of his 34th floor balcony. […]

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