LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – “My neighbor said it sounds like there’s a cat under the hood of my van,” said Meghan Paul, manager at Bea’s Flower Shop. It was a Saturday morning, and the van had been parked in front of the shop since Friday evening.
“I went over to the passenger side tire and could see an orange cat, and then he went where I couldn’t see him, but he could not get out. Once we lifted the hood, the cat was freed, but wild,” said Paul.
Paul said she wasn’t sure if the cat, named Oliver, made his way under the hood after Friday’s final delivery or if he hitched a ride during one of the previous day’s runs. Somehow the stowaway was able to escape injury.
“We brought him into the shop, and he ran all over the place, just out of control. Then we put him in the bathroom and fed him, and he’s been tame ever since,” said Paul. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/14/2023-6AM)