By alexbrooke - United States - Paintsville
Today, as I started my car, I heard the most horrific sounds coming from the engine. When I lifted the hood I realized I'd found my son's cat. FML
alexbrooke tells us more :
Hey! OP here! the cat actually was wrapped around the Serpentine belt! did not survive, and my car is in the shop, being cleaned out with a new belt. Sad thing my son was in the car, he kept saying Mommy! what is it?! The cat has been lost, I actually hadn't drove my car for a couple of days so I'm not sure how long it was actually in there. I am surprised how.many people this has happened to, glad it wasnt just me!
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By  kaiokann  |  3

was it alive?

  strike2867  |  13

Not necessarily a dead cat. My engine for example doesn't have any moving parts exposed. The cat would be severely traumatized, but I doubt there would be much physical injury.

  caysters  |  12

Same here 52. My car would scare them, but not hurt them.
I've actually heard of people driving miles before stopping at a store or what have you and have the cat just climb out unscathed.

  kmccain  |  27

My cat got under the hood of my dad's truck when she was young. She got knocked unconscious and her head got scraped, but other than that she's fine.


not replaced, per se.
but a lot of times, a new snuggle buddy will help with the grieving. animals are very empathic, and they're great for theraputic company.

and snuggles.

By  DenBriZel  |  31

Um... If I were you I'd find a cat that looks exactly the same and pretend nothing happened! That's seriously so sad OP FYL! and how did the cat even get in there???

  beclaurela  |  17

Cats are notorious for climbing into the engine compartment of cars.

Have you ever looked at the underside of a car? Not that difficult for little animals to get into.

  AKGirlinSD  |  20

8, suggesting to find a cat, that looks exactly the same, to place the dead cat has some flawed logic. 1: Each cat has his/her own personality. 2: When OP's son is older, and learns what really happened to his cat, it will hurt more. Not only did his cat die but lying how it happened will make it worse.

  ksks1234  |  33

Would that be your answer to every death? Oh no! Grandma died! We need to find another old lady that looks exactly like her and replace her.
Children grasp death and can cope better than adults think.

  LittleJess23  |  15

#63, your comment made me laugh so hard that I scared my dog & woke her up. Best comment ever. Yes people, I know there's a button for that but it didn't feel like enough to show how much I liked it.

  senseoffender  |  2

Well 63 death of a grandma is a hell of a lot more serious then a cats death and covering up the cats death is a common thing parents do for kids. I've u ever hear of parents telling the kid there pet went to live on a farm??? Getting another cat will do a lot more for the kid letting him no it got mangled in a car engine and yea # 8 they have different personalities but I mean come on u really think he will notice a personality difference at that age come on guys use ur head