Chloe the Car
by Jennifer Eliot, The Cairns Post
The two-year-old's morning nap on an ambulance ended
in a hair-raising 13km trip from Port Douglas to Oak
Beach at 100km/h, with lights flashing and siren blaring
all the way.
Chloe's owner and paramedic Myles White got a huge
shock when an extremely distressed meow alerted him
to a "goggle-eyed" cat sitting on the roof.
"We did the job and we were loading the patient
in the back of the ambulance when we heard a cat let
big meow," he said.
"Someone said there was a cat on the roof and
I looked up and was very surprised to see it was my
"The road to Oak Beach is quite windy and it was
lights and sirens all the way.
"I cannot believe that she managed to stay on
"When I took her down, she was all fluffed up
and her eyes were a bit blown out and she did a big
get me off' meow."
The call-out came on Tuesday morning from a New South
Wales (Australia) couple holidaying at Oak Beach whose
six-year-old daughter was seriously ill.
Despite the seriousness of the situation, the family
managed to find the humour in the situation.
"Everyone had a good laugh and even the little
girl, who was very sick, found it funny," Mr White
"We just could not work out how she stayed on
"There was nothing for her to hold on to."
But amazingly one brush with death was not enough for
Within hours of surviving a road trip, she was rushed
to the Mossman vet clinic after a being bitten by a
"I think she has used all nine lives in 24 hours," Mr
"The following night she was walking funny and
was quite sick, so we took her to the vet.
"She is all right now but it's been a big 24 hours
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