A sneaky cat is feline fine after a plumber rescued him from under a bathtub where he had taken refuge for days.
Eros, a British shorthair, wriggled his way under the bath and under the floor and refused to come out, despite the efforts of his owner, Dundee University finance student Quan Du.
Quan, 21, said she believed the troublesome moggy fled because he was “angry” about her packing up to move house.
She said: “My boyfriend and I were packing up to move out and Eros sneaked into the bathroom and got under the bath.
“He just disappeared. We tried for two days to catch him but he is so clever.”
After spending the first half of the week trying to lure Eros out from under the floor, Quan – who is originally from China – resorted to calling a plumber.
They contacted Dryburgh handy-man Bob Ross, who advertises his “24-hour, seven-day emergency call-out” services online.
Bob, who has more than four decades of experience in the trade, thought at first it was a wind-up.
He said: “I got a text at 6am on Wednesday from a lady wanting me to take her bath out because there was a cat stuck under the bathroom floor.
“When you get a text message like that through at 6am you think someone is having you on.
“But sure enough the cat had been under there for three days – and they were moving out so they needed to get him out.”
Bob headed to Quan’s flat and set to work, opening a hole in the bathroom floor through which he tried to persuade the mischievous moggy to come out.
He added: “I didn’t need to take the bath out – we lifted some of the flooring instead.
“At first I didn’t even think the cat was in there but we soon caught sight of him.
“It took about three hours but we got him out eventually – he is a bonnie wee cat. I’ve been in the trade for more than 40 years and this was a first for me.”
Quan said Eros was doing fine after his spell under the floorboards – but was still grumbling about the move.
A picture of Eros in his cat carrier after his rescue shows him looking none too pleased at being found.
Quan added: “I think he is angry about moving home – but he is OK.
“He is drinking water but he initially didn’t want to eat, although he is eating his food now.”