Update on Lucky the Hitchhiking Tabby


In September we reported on Lucky, a plucky five-month-old tabby who survived a harrowing 70-mile trip at 70 mph hidden in the undercarriage of a pickup [CLICK HERE for story].

Well, Lucky has lived up to her name. Since her big adventure, she has found a furever home with adoring owner Shanna Lingel and a loving feline family. Her days as a would-be stunt cat are over, however. Lucky is now an indoor cat who loves nothing more than to play thundering herd of elephants and then curl up in her new owner’s lap and rev up the purrs.

“Shes a wonderful, funny girl with a great personality,” said Lingel, who adopted Lucky just two weeks after the kitten hitched an E-ticket ride from East Wenatchee to Moses Lake.

“Shes incredibly curious and oh, my gosh she loves to crawl into things. Bags, boxes, anything with an opening, anything that can be explored.”

Lucky was named by her savior, Rod Thomas, who heard her faint mews and coaxed her from the undercarriage of his truck. He cobbled together a bed for her in the back of his truck, and christened her “Lucky.” The name stuck.

Although Thomas was glad to have saved the kitten, he wasn’t in a position to adopt her. “But sending her to the pound was never a consideration. No question about it.” Within two weeks he was able to place her at the home of Lingel, a friend, who had room in her home and heart for another feline family member.

The transition was surprisingly easy. Lingel’s older cats Willie, 14, and Zoey, 4 accepted Lucky as a long-lost friend.

Zoey and Lucky run and play all up and down the house, said Lingel. She keeps Thomas updated via email photos every couple of weeks.

Shes become a member of the family. Shes a real sweetheart.

[SOURCE: Wenatcheeworld.com] http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2010/dec/27/whatever-happened-to-lucky-the-fast-living-feline/

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