September 8, 2013 10:39 am -

Meet the luckiest kitten of the year:

Hearing your engine purr is NOT always a good thing.

Robert Avery of Palm Coast, Fla., thought there was a frog stuck above his tire Aug. 27th, but when he and his son jacked the vehicle up, they found something much cuter.

“A little kitten was wedged in between the suspension,” Avery told WESH.

Avery figured out that the feral feline lodged himself under the car the night before, 38 miles away in Daytona Beach, where Avery works. Avery says he drove home going at least 65 miles per hour, and calls the blue-eyed cat “very lucky” to have survived.

It took Avery and his son about 30 minutes to free the kitten, who was covered in oil. “He was filthy. He was nasty. He was covered. He was a nasty little fellow,” Avery said.

Avery has decided to adopt the nasty little fellow, who he named “Butch.”

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.