In the UK, Scampi, the cute little kitten was hanging out inside of his owner's washing machine when she put in a load of clothes…
…without noticing her kitty inside!!
When she couldn't find her little kitty she sprinted to the washing machine and saw her kitten inside, flailing around as the washer filled with water.
She immediately turned it off but it took time for the 104 degree water to drain.
It was a front loading washer, so the door was locked until the water drained. Which means all she could do was watch her kitten drown through the round glass window.
We can't even imagine how horrible that must've been for the cat to be stuck and the owner to be helpless to do anything but watch.
"He was looking out at me and it was just awful – I could see that he was drowning and I was desperately trying to get the door open.
I completely and utterly panicked and was thinking whether to phone the police or the fire brigade but rushed out of my flat to get help."
When she was finally able to get her kitten out, he was lifeless.
Then she realized he was still breathing!!
So she rushed him to the vet, who said he was lucky to be alive.
"The vets were amazed. He is just so lucky because his little body was filled with water.
I think just a minute longer and that would have been it."
We're so glad the little guy survived and is healthy again.
Yay! Happy ending!!
[Image via AP Images.]