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Kitten hitches ride in truck's engine across Michigan
Woodtv ^ | Jan 3, 2008 | Unspecified

Posted on 01/05/2008 6:14:28 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace

GRAND RAPIDS - A kitten used at least one of its nine lives when it rode in the engine area of a semi-truck from Livonia to Grand Rapids.

Jeff Mills, a shuttle driver for S. Abraham and Sons, left Livonia on his regular run December 30. He left around 9 p.m. and reached Grand Rapids before 1 a.m.

Once he arrived, he stopped for fuel and an oil check, and the mechanic noticed a kitten curled up in the engine compartment.

Mills, who recently lost his pet cat, immediately adopted his new friend.

Transportation Manager Jeanne Rogers, who submitted the pictures, said everyone at the company is trying to come up with a name for the kitten, but they're not even sure if the kitten is a boy or a girl.

24 Hour News 8 contacted Mills, who decided to name the kitten Ryder.

24 Hour News 8 will have more information later in the day.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: awwwwwww; cat; kitten; roadtrip

1 posted on 01/05/2008 6:14:31 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

Pix and vid at link. : )


2 posted on 01/05/2008 6:14:50 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: Slings and Arrows

For your list?


3 posted on 01/05/2008 6:15:46 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Truck drivin’ kitty ping


4 posted on 01/05/2008 6:16:04 PM PST by llevrok ( Some days it's just not worth the effort to chew off the restraints.)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

I took a chicken for a ride in the bumper of a 74 F150 once.


5 posted on 01/05/2008 6:22:27 PM PST by cripplecreek (Only one consistent conservative in this race and his name is Hunter.)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

MrEdd loves happy kitty stories :)


6 posted on 01/05/2008 6:54:45 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck is the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aren't going.)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

“Mills, who recently lost his pet cat, immediately adopted his new friend.”

If that’s not a sign from that God guy I don’t know what is.

Blessings to both of them.

Thanks for this posting, happiness ... :)


7 posted on 01/05/2008 7:01:15 PM PST by LiberConservative
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To: cripplecreek
and you’re willing to publicly admit it? WOW! That takes backbone.
8 posted on 01/05/2008 7:04:17 PM PST by B4Ranch (( "Freedom is not free, but don't worry the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share." ))
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To: cripplecreek

I had a landlord, life-long bachelor (deceased), that had a few dozen laying hens. He would feed them dried whole corn, ON the cob! Their beaks would wear down due to that and their age. When one would be found dead in the coop, he would lay it on top of the trunk lid for his daily drive to the local cafe (about 7 miles). It would blow off along the way, providing sustanance for the buzzards and coyotes in our neighborhood.

One morning he awoke to find one of his farm geese had died. He was sure it was not sick, just old. So he dressed it out, and gave it to his 80 plus yr old widowed aunt for a Christmas goose. She told him, weeks later, that other than being a little tough, it was alright.

I could write a book on the the man. I haven’t even mentioned the most hilarious things I witnessed.


9 posted on 01/05/2008 7:06:11 PM PST by Zuriel (Acts 2:38,39....nearly 2,000 years and still working today!)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Bahbah; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; ...

10 posted on 01/05/2008 9:29:48 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (When Ehud Olmert had his bris, they threw away the baby and saved the foreskin.)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace
Mr. Mills and Ryder:


11 posted on 01/05/2008 9:33:51 PM PST by Huntress (The essence of war is violence. Moderation in war is imbecility.--Admiral Sir John Arbuthnot Fisher)
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To: Slings and Arrows

My husband had a cat that did this often. One day, he drove to the local Perkins restaurant about 10 miles from his home and when he sat down to eat, he saw RZ in the parking lot. He went out and realized that the cat had rode in the engine compartment all the way to the restaurant. After that, he made sure he knew where RZ was located before he went anywhere.


12 posted on 01/05/2008 10:02:24 PM PST by abner (I have no tagline, therefore no identity.)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

13 posted on 01/05/2008 10:10:20 PM PST by rawhide
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To: LiberConservative; happinesswithoutpeace
If that’s not a sign from that God guy I don’t know what is.

That was my first thought too -- God saw that there was an empty spot in that guy's heart, and sent a kitty to fill it. :-)

14 posted on 01/06/2008 12:23:15 AM PST by TrueKnightGalahad (When you're racing...it's life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting.)
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To: abner

My cats are strictly inside cats, so I miss out these adventures.


15 posted on 01/06/2008 2:18:29 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (When Ehud Olmert had his bris, they threw away the baby and saved the foreskin.)
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To: rawhide
Aw gee, looks just like the first time I saw my little Pontiac. Some friends of my boyfriend at the time brought him to me after they dug him out of the engine compartment of a Pontiac 6000 they passed in a Publix parking lot. He was mewing really loud, so they waited for the owner to come back and open the hood. We never knew whether he rode in with the car or was a stray parking lot kitty.

Anyway, he grew up to be a beautiful boy, very friendly if a little neurotic...we just lost him unexpectedly a few weeks ago, he was only 11. :(

I'm sure Ryder will be a great buddy for this trucker, they were obviously meant for each other!

16 posted on 01/06/2008 8:52:04 AM PST by To Hell With Poverty (For evil to win, it is only necessary for Jimmy Carter to be considered a role model.)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

My boss had a state car and one day when she went to leave, she ground up a cat when she started the car. At the time, Exxon had those tiger tails for Putting a Tiger in Your Tank. We got one of those and closed the hood on it. She yelled about it for 2-3 days. All in all, funny stuff.


17 posted on 01/06/2008 8:54:48 AM PST by purpleraine
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To: Huntress

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww!


18 posted on 01/06/2008 3:31:46 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (Duncan Hunter has an actual *spine* for a spine!)
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To: rawhide

What a darling baby! :o)


19 posted on 01/06/2008 3:33:04 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (Duncan Hunter has an actual *spine* for a spine!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Me too! *whew!*


20 posted on 01/06/2008 3:34:48 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (Duncan Hunter has an actual *spine* for a spine!)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

Just out crusing around, I'm ok, really I am

21 posted on 01/06/2008 3:41:28 PM PST by MaxMax (God Bless America)
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To: rawhide; Larry Lucido
Awwww....

Mills, who recently lost his pet cat, immediately adopted his new friend.

Mr. Mills certainly has a kind heart. I love these kinds of stories.

22 posted on 01/06/2008 4:04:12 PM PST by MotleyGirl70 (Dear GOP, Conservatism works every time itís tried. Sincerely, MotleyGirl70~~~Go Packers!~~~)
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To: MotleyGirl70

That pic at #11 says it all.


23 posted on 01/06/2008 4:11:22 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (When Ehud Olmert had his bris, they threw away the baby and saved the foreskin.)
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