Have you ever lost your cat in your car? This lady did for two weeks! I don’t actually blame her. I feel it could happen to the best of us.
Update: Next day. I am sorry if I put the wrong spin on this story. It can be hard to find a balance between making stories interesting and different and at all times respecting the cat. The cat was unharmed but of course had a really tough time whilst trapped. But the question in the title is real. It is possible for a cat to hide in some cars where there are small spaces and that applies equally to the passenger compartment.
The cat, Princess, a cute and laid back, semi-longhaired moggie had clambered into the engine compartment of the lady’s BMW and got stuck. Princess remained in the engine compartment for two weeks while her owner tried to find her. Over that period she did quite a bit of travelling and even went through a car wash!
She found her when she had to open up the bonnet (hood) because a warning light had come on. The light had come on because Princess had clawed at the coolant hose and it had leaked! An engineer had to dismantle a part of the engine compartment to get her out.
As is so typical of the wonderfully resilient domestic cat, after the coolant had been washed off she resumed where she had left off two weeks before her adventure, having a nice meal and a drink. It was as if nothing had happened, almost. The only change to her life was that she had lost a lot of weight. Surprised? It appears she did not drink either.
Elisa has written a number of pages about cats going under the hood of a car. Sealy is a classic example of a cat injured by a fan blade. Watch those engine compartments. Lost your cat in your car? Look under under the hood (bonnet).