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Couple buys used couch, finds cat inside

March 13, 2009 11:50:11 AM PDT
A calico cat in Spokane, Washington is giving new meaning to the term "couch potato."Her story begins when Vicky Mendenhall, and her boyfriend, Chris Lund, bought a couch at the Value Village thrift store.

After they brought it home and put it in their living room, they started hearing meowing.

They were mystified for about 10 days. Every time they started to search for the source of the meowing, it would stop. When they were quiet it would start again. They searched all around their house, and in the crawl space underneath, but they couldn't find anything.

Then on Tuesday, Lund felt something moving while he was sitting on the couch.

"I was sitting here and all the sudden I got kicked," Lund said. "So I grabbed the knife and cut the corner out so I could see what was going on, and sure enough, there was eyeballs staring at me."

He pulled out at very thin and weak calico cat. It was dehydrated and hungry, but was otherwise doing fine.

Lund contacted the store where he bought the couch, but they had no information about who donated it, so he took the cat to an animal shelter.

The cat's owner saw a news story about the cat and showed up to claim it.


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