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Cats might have nine lives, but after nine days atop a 45-foot-high power pole, this cat might be fresh out.

Luckily for him, utility workers were able to bring the little guy down. The Fresno Bee reports that a cat named “Fat Boy” climbed to the top of a massive power pole and hung in there for nine days, sitting through rain and wind without water, until Pacific Gas and Electric Co. workers in Fresno, California were able to get him down.

Wait, the cat’s name is “Fat Boy,” and no one would help? Not even the fire department?

“We called everyone – anyone that could help, but they didn’t come,” said Andrew Perez, Fat Boy's owner. “He’s a nice cat. He probably went up there because he got scared by a dog. I was scared.”

Thankfully, PG&C was there to help “Fat Boy.” Let's get a better look at him to celebrate.

via The Fresno Bee

Wow. Fat Boy. 

The Fresno Bee says that power to 250 homes had to be shut off or a few hours so workers could get Fat Boy.

“It’s not a simple thing to climb a power pole and get a cat down,” he said. “The first thing we have to do is de-energize the line – it’s a 12,000-volt line. Sometimes we wait out cats on poles… 99 percent of the time, cats come down on their own. In this case, it’s been up there that long, we just made the decision to go ahead and go up there.”

The world is yours, Fat Boy. YOLO, Fat Boy. YOLO.

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With a heavy, saddened heart you might remember Diesel: the police dog who heroically sacrificed life and limb in the raid that amounted to the apprehension of seven terrorists suspected as responsible for the horrific Paris attacks.

The seven-year-old Diesel took heavy fire, and went down after taking several shots from a female suicide bomber, after scouting the apartment to ensure the quarters was secured.

The world hasn't forgotten Diesel's bravery. She's set to be posthumously awarded by the British veterinary charity, the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals; and also to receive the Dickin Medal. This medal's the animal equivalent to the Victoria Cross, which is Britain's 'highest military awarded for valor in the face of the enemy.'

We hope Diesel's resting in peace up above with an endless procession of doggy treats amidst unparalleled belly rubs in between highly enjoyable bouts of fetch. She was a hero, and she won't be forgotten.

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This little guy is a testament to all of us for facing life's challenges and overcoming them.

Mercury

Meet Mercury: a 7-week-old kitten who loves to run, jump, play and wrestle. The only thing that sets him apart from any other kitten is that fact that he's missing his front two legs and most of his toes. It's believed that Mercury was the victim of a weed whacker incident, based on yard work that had been done around the neighborhood. He was taken in and nursed back to health. Despite his challenges, he is able to run and play like most any other kitten!

Mercury

Way to go, Mercury!

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Mick was born with Swimmer Puppy Syndrome, which makes his legs splayed and weak. Thanks his to foster parents this puppy is being rehabilitated and can even walk on his own now.

Read the full story and watch the amazing video of his recovery at People Pets!

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