Inspiration of the Day: “Fat Boy” the Cat Rescued After Nine Days on a Power Pole
Cats might have nine lives, but after nine days atop a 45-foot-high power pole, this cat might be fresh out.
Luckily for him, utility workers were able to bring the little guy down. The Fresno Bee reports that a cat named “Fat Boy” climbed to the top of a massive power pole and hung in there for nine days, sitting through rain and wind without water, until Pacific Gas and Electric Co. workers in Fresno, California were able to get him down.
Wait, the cat’s name is “Fat Boy,” and no one would help? Not even the fire department?
“We called everyone – anyone that could help, but they didn’t come,” said Andrew Perez, Fat Boy's owner. “He’s a nice cat. He probably went up there because he got scared by a dog. I was scared.”
Thankfully, PG&C was there to help “Fat Boy.” Let's get a better look at him to celebrate.
Wow. Fat Boy.
The Fresno Bee says that power to 250 homes had to be shut off or a few hours so workers could get Fat Boy.
“It’s not a simple thing to climb a power pole and get a cat down,” he said. “The first thing we have to do is de-energize the line – it’s a 12,000-volt line. Sometimes we wait out cats on poles… 99 percent of the time, cats come down on their own. In this case, it’s been up there that long, we just made the decision to go ahead and go up there.”
The world is yours, Fat Boy. YOLO, Fat Boy. YOLO.
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