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Siamese cat survives three frigid days in snowbank on P.E.I.

December 31st, 2004, 04:53 PM
December 31, 2004

Siamese cat survives three frigid days in snowbank on P.E.I.

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. (CP) - Colby is one cool cat.

The Siamese spent three bone-chilling days buried in a snowbank in Summerside - and lived to meow about it.

Fourteen-year-old Colby wandered off from his home in the east end of Summerside during Monday's blizzard.

There was a wind chill of about -27.

On Wednesday, the cat's owner heard a faint meow from a snowbank next to her home and there, inside, was Colby.

"I heard the noise and then there was a little, tiny smidge of a hole," said Marlene Cameron. "It must have been an air hole for him to breathe.

"And I just dug down and pulled him out. I'll tell you, I was awfully glad to see that big, brown, furry face!"

She said she bundled Colby up and took him to the vet for a checkup. The feisty feline is now doing just fine.

December 31st, 2004, 06:25 PM
Being buried in the snowbank no doubt saved his life. I've read that huskies will dig a hole in the snow to sleep in. They're sheltered from the elements and their body heat is held in.

January 2nd, 2005, 05:22 PM
Awwww lucky cat....what a great ending :love:

January 3rd, 2005, 02:55 PM
Extremley lucky, if not for that snowbank, he probably would not have survived.