It was almost lights out for Thomas Jefferson.
The orange tabby, who shares the name of the American founding father, is now thankfully back on solid ground after he became trapped inside of an underground storm pipe Tuesday for what authorities believe was about seven hours, fire officials stated.
“He looked miserable and wet but he’s all right,” Brian Haas, a Public Information Officer for Nashville’s Fire Department, explained to The Huffington Post.
Haas explained that a neighbor first heard a cat meowing around 6 a.m., but “didn’t think much about it.”
It wasn’t until the early afternoon, when the neighbor heard the cat’s frantic meows once again, that he called for help.
Haas stated people believe Thomas Jefferson was climbing along the home’s third-story gutter and that’s when he plunged off the side and into the pipe.
“It goes underground to an underground drain pipe and the end of the pipe had gotten crushed so he couldn’t get out,” Haas noted of the underground tube.
Photos which were taken at the scene captured the fortunate feline being reunited with his human, who the fire department identified as Watkins College President, Joseph “J.” Kline.
The first thing Kline said to his cat: “What were you thinking?”
We would like to know the answer to that, too!
Share this amazing story with you rfriends!