A CAT survived after it was tossed around inside a washing machine for almost two hours in Johannesburg, the South African newspaper The Star reported.
Karin Bennett, 63, heard meowing noises coming from close to her washing machine and began to search for her cat Tabitha.
She searched her neighbor's house - where the adventurous cat likes to visit - and her kitchen cabinets, oven and fridge but was unable to find the animal.
When her washing machine cycle finished, she went into the laundry and discovered Tabitha's furry face looking back at her through the machine's glass.
The cat was inside the washing machine for one hour and 45 minutes.
Tabitha was treated at a local vet for hypothermia and shock but was not seriously injured during the incident.
"It could happen to anybody. She must have been sleeping in there," Bennett said.
"The vet told me she [the cat] had lost seven of her nine lives."