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Stowaway cat survives 10 hour trip in owners suitcase for trip to Disneyland
Metro [UK] ^ | 14th September, 2012

Posted on 09/15/2012 11:16:52 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

Bob-bob the sly moggie decided that he was not about to let his owner go to the Happiest Place on Earth without him and so slipped into her suitcase ready for the ten hour journey.

Ethel Maze from Ohio didn't realise that she was in fact harbouring her pet in her luggage and despite the bag being screened at Port Columbus International Airport it wasn't until she checked into her hotel room and unzipped her bag that she noticed the black cat tucked into her belongings.

The 14-month old kitty appeared to be shaken from the long-haul flight, however soon began purring after being discovered by Ms Maze.

She told the Mail Online: 'He was so frightened. He hid for about seven hours in our hotel room and only in the middle of the night came out and started licking us and purring.'

After finding Bob-bob, Ms Maze rushed out to a local pet store to pick up supplies for her surprise guest, however questions have been raised over how the feline managed to make it through airport security.

Spokeswoman for the Transport Security Administration, Sari Koshetz told ABC News 'our machines are very sensitive to picking up explosives and other threats to aviation,' however it seems that they are not built to detect stowaway moggies.

Ms Maze, who runs the Maze Residential Care Home for disabled veterans, was part of a group of injured service members and volunteers making their annual trip to Orlando.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Travel
KEYWORDS: kittyping

1 posted on 09/15/2012 11:16:58 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; devane617; ...

2 posted on 09/15/2012 11:18:23 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Iz Basement Cat...


3 posted on 09/15/2012 11:19:59 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Luggage cat will not be left alone.


4 posted on 09/15/2012 11:22:22 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 election.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

My tomcat likes jumping in my suitcase too, but at 16 pounds he does not go unnoticed.


5 posted on 09/15/2012 11:27:14 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

".?????...stowaway, my petunias......he's an illegal alien from Somalia, look at em"

6 posted on 09/15/2012 11:42:40 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Slings and Arrows

Radiated, shaken, frozen, but not stirred.


7 posted on 09/16/2012 12:28:58 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Great post!

I do so love the cats :-)

Our cat just had 7 kitties last week, maybe I will post a few pics. It’s an instant Crazy Cat Lady starter kit ...lol


8 posted on 09/16/2012 12:31:15 AM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Gene Eric

Good thing he has nine lives.


9 posted on 09/16/2012 1:00:46 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Bobalu

Please do post pix!


10 posted on 09/16/2012 1:01:56 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Bobalu

Why wasn’t she fixed? In my county alone, they put 50 plus cats to sleep every day of the year.


11 posted on 09/16/2012 2:48:54 AM PDT by Fawn (DEAR JESUS....PLEASE LET OBAMA LOSE.....AMEN.)
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To: Fawn; Bobalu
Why wasn’t she fixed?

Because she wasn't broken........

12 posted on 09/16/2012 2:55:44 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: Slings and Arrows

Bob-Bob the cat travels very well. :)=^..^=


13 posted on 09/16/2012 3:02:52 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Bobalu

I love cats also, have hafe a basketball team, 6 of them. :)=^..^=


14 posted on 09/16/2012 3:04:10 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

That he does.


15 posted on 09/16/2012 3:08:20 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That looks just like our Nikita! So sweet!


16 posted on 09/16/2012 3:08:25 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: Slings and Arrows

Sure enough it’s a black cat.... They’re crazy as all hell and always getting into mischief.

I’m sure glad to see he’s happy and safe now.


17 posted on 09/16/2012 3:25:44 AM PDT by Bullish (Barry's not fit to shine the shoes of a REAL President.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

When I was a child we would come home from vacation and our cat would piss in the luggage. He was mad at us.....


18 posted on 09/16/2012 4:27:33 AM PDT by angcat (ROMNEY/RYAN 2012)
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To: angcat

I would not be surprised if Bob-bob p*ssed IN the luggage...


19 posted on 09/16/2012 4:36:09 AM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Lady Jag
Upon being discovered, the moggie said,

LOL U MAD?

20 posted on 09/16/2012 5:44:42 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

What I think Bob Bob said: “I Can Has Cheezburger?”


21 posted on 09/16/2012 6:32:28 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Slings and Arrows

Well, the airports have X-ray machines, they don’t have CAT scanners.


22 posted on 09/16/2012 7:16:23 AM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Ronin
Little did he know that Ceiling Cat was first.


23 posted on 09/16/2012 8:51:01 AM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: Bobalu

Ping me if you post em please!


24 posted on 09/16/2012 9:06:58 AM PDT by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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To: Lady Jag

It’s the bonsai kitten!


25 posted on 09/16/2012 9:32:04 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Too funny. In 1978 Mrs. RQSR, and I spent our Honeymoon at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California. We had the room called “What’s Left”. We no sooner were inside the room, and setting up the suitcases on the racks when we heard a disturbance at the door. I opened the door, and a black & white cat walked quite determinedly into the room, jumped up into the open suitcase, and began preening herself. Needless to say we called her “Madonna” after the Inn. She spent the entire night, and when morning came she meowed a couple of times, I opened the door, and off she went. Never saw her again after that night.

Within a year we had a cat (one of many over the years) adopt us that looked exactly like that cat. We of course named her “Madonna”.

Today we have sixteen cats, plus three visitors, and have had a total of approximately 40 cats in the past 34 years. For whatever reason they seek us out, and find just the suckers they need to live their life of Riley.

We’ve also had about 40 dogs since we’ve been married as well. Currently having three. Mostly all “rescues” as they too found us.

It’s been a wonderful life.


26 posted on 09/16/2012 9:40:14 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Looks just like Lucas Prince of Darkness.


27 posted on 09/16/2012 10:02:36 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: rockinqsranch

ceiling cat has blessed you.


28 posted on 09/16/2012 10:07:13 AM PDT by jusduat (on the mercy of the Lord alone.)
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To: martin_fierro; Slings and Arrows
So they sought out the pilot...


29 posted on 09/16/2012 10:08:57 AM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: Slings and Arrows
making their annual trip to Orlando.

I know, I know, just nitpicking, but the article title says Disneyland, and they apparently went to Disney World.

Wonder if the feline stowed away on the return trip after she found out how much airlines charge for pet transport?

30 posted on 09/16/2012 10:45:06 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: kingu

Maybe he didn’t want to be groped by the TSA.


31 posted on 09/16/2012 11:29:10 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: rockinqsranch

Cats can detect suckers. Believe me, I know.

Congrats on your wonderful (fur and hoomin) family.


32 posted on 09/16/2012 11:31:45 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: TheOldLady

I love Basement Cats.


33 posted on 09/16/2012 11:34:12 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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