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Itís a Mystery! Missing Cat Turns up 200 Miles Away From Home Nine Weeks Later
Metro UK ^ | 6 Jul 2014

Posted on 07/06/2014 2:44:01 PM PDT by nickcarraway

How did this cat travel 200 miles away from home by himself?

A cat that had been missing for nine weeks has been found more than 200 miles away from his home.

The brilliantly named Obi Wan Catobi was found by builders in a unfinished hotel near Euston train station on Thursday.

After the RSPCA caught the wayward moggie they discovered his microchip, which revealed he had travelled all the way from Leeds.

When they got in touch with owner Adam Williams, 32, he told them that Obi went missing in April after he moved house within the Leeds area.

Speaking to the Evening Standard, Adam said: ‘How he got himself down there I have no idea.

‘Some people suggested a train, because the hotel was near Euston train station, but that would have meant him changing several times.’

Adam, who has since been reunited with Obi, said it would be unlikely that he hitched a ride in a vehicle, as the adventurous cat ‘hates getting in cars’.

RSPCA Central & North East London Branch, which is a separate organisation and funded entirely from collection boxes, say this incident highlights how important it is to microchip animals.

Even if Obi did use the train to get to London, he would have had to have Jedi-like powers to try and navigate the Tube.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cats

1 posted on 07/06/2014 2:44:01 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Obi used the Schwartz!


2 posted on 07/06/2014 2:45:49 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: nickcarraway

“Some people suggested a train, because the hotel was near Euston train station, but that would have meant him changing several times.”

And....?

Quit calling ‘im a “mog” and he might just stick around.


3 posted on 07/06/2014 2:46:15 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ping


4 posted on 07/06/2014 2:48:17 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
He had his reasons. None of our business.

And to be honest? I'm not sure I want to know why or how. Some things are not meant for men to know.

/johnny

5 posted on 07/06/2014 2:51:54 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: nickcarraway
How many Chinese restaurants did he successfully evade in a 200 mile journey?
6 posted on 07/06/2014 2:51:57 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I was gonna my cat a chip, but he might get transported back to my ex.


7 posted on 07/06/2014 2:55:22 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Kitties never tell.


8 posted on 07/06/2014 2:55:41 PM PDT by jmacusa
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To: nickcarraway

Probably a minor malfunction in the teleport device bringing him back from a reporting trip to his home planet.


9 posted on 07/06/2014 3:01:51 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: nickcarraway

Looks like that ‘What has been seen cannot be unseen’ kitty.


10 posted on 07/06/2014 3:04:57 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: nickcarraway

Probably looking for a family who would give him a better name.


11 posted on 07/06/2014 3:07:33 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (I am a proud citizen of an idea called America.)
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To: nickcarraway; Monkey Face; Silentgypsy; Slip18; Cyber Liberty; Tax-chick; moose07; null and void; ..

A basement cat from Leeds wanders off and reappears 200 miles away.
Wonder who he harvested, and which monty python skit he was thinking of.


12 posted on 07/06/2014 3:11:40 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: nickcarraway

“Well, that’s British Rail for you”.


13 posted on 07/06/2014 3:17:40 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: nickcarraway

We once had a cat who spent a semester with a college kid whose car he crawled into as the kid was leaving for school.


14 posted on 07/06/2014 3:19:30 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, ¬ďThere is no God.¬Ē)
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To: nickcarraway
Had a cat in Anchorage AK that found me at a new place she'd never been to 2 weeks after she disappeared. I never figured out how she did that.
15 posted on 07/06/2014 3:19:58 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun free zones?)
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To: nickcarraway

The Force is strong with this one . . .


16 posted on 07/06/2014 3:32:27 PM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: nickcarraway
"Some people suggested a train, because the hotel was near Euston train station, but that would have meant him changing several times.’ "

Cats are smart. I think he could have managed.

17 posted on 07/06/2014 3:39:27 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I once picked up a friend for an overnight trip and we put his bag in the trunk of my car. We stopped for breakfast about 50 miles down the road and heard a cat in our trunk. It was his.


18 posted on 07/06/2014 3:47:07 PM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: nickcarraway; Slings and Arrows

Kitty was picked up by Lister in a parallel universe, and want out clubbing with him the night he got drunk in London and signed up for service on the small Rouge One?

Or kitty was beamed up by Data’s cat for a fortnight, and then back down again?

Maybe Ripley’s cat knows....


19 posted on 07/06/2014 3:47:28 PM PDT by Gefn (More cowbell)
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To: nickcarraway

They neglected to mention the interview with Obi himself where he was quoted as aaying “Damn, they found me....”.....


20 posted on 07/06/2014 3:51:57 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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To: nickcarraway

Obi decided to book a trip on Travelocity. Moving is hard so he needed a vacation.


21 posted on 07/06/2014 3:52:24 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: billhilly

I was just thinking that maybe the cat hopped a ride in a car somehow or that some teenagers picked up the cat and took it for a ride to the countryside!


22 posted on 07/06/2014 3:56:18 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: nickcarraway; Darksheare; Gefn; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; ...

23 posted on 07/06/2014 4:00:26 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: nickcarraway
Isn't returning him to Leeds a form of cruelty to animals?

Mr. niteowl77

24 posted on 07/06/2014 4:38:46 PM PDT by niteowl77 (The five stages of Progressive persuasion: lecture, nudge, shove, arrest, liquidate.)
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To: nickcarraway

One amazing journey! :) =^..^=


25 posted on 07/06/2014 4:46:14 PM PDT by Biggirl (¬ďGo, do not be afraid, and serve¬Ē-Pope Francis)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Anybody know how much a chips costs?

BTW, thanks for the ping.

26 posted on 07/06/2014 4:49:29 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....should' Nuff said!)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

In Florida, it costs $58.00 for a cat. Been debating doing this to an indoor cat.


27 posted on 07/06/2014 5:19:15 PM PDT by Rapunzel (Fallujah be damned ...S. Helvenston RIP)
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To: Rapunzel
In Florida, it costs $58.00 for a cat. Been debating doing this to an indoor cat.

Thanks.

I got 2 tuxedos I brought in from the woods about a year apart. they both appeared abandoned and not entirely feral.

I've had them for several years as indoor/outdoor cats. One of them almost died from flea bites a few years ago. We had a flea epidemic in NJ at that time.

Now they're strictly indoor, although I'll carry them outside a few times a day.

I got one who is easy to to catch. The other one likes to escape when she can, especially now with the warmer weather. She's fast!

What I find interesting is that the slower one is like a flea magnet and the fleas avoid the escapee like the plague.

28 posted on 07/06/2014 5:35:17 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....should' Nuff said!)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

You’re welcome, and less than $100, IIRC. Highly recommended.


29 posted on 07/06/2014 5:57:48 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
You’re welcome, and less than $100, IIRC. Highly recommended.

Thanks again. Gonna check this out.

30 posted on 07/06/2014 6:13:31 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....should' Nuff said!)
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To: nickcarraway

Haven’t seen this in the replies so far but umm I’m thinking he walked? maybe?


31 posted on 07/06/2014 7:05:10 PM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothings)
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To: nickcarraway

32 posted on 07/06/2014 11:05:42 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: bringing joy to the hearts of Terrorists everywhere.)
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To: nickcarraway

Oh, look at that smart kittie. Clearly Obi Catobi has Jedi powers.


33 posted on 07/07/2014 10:35:50 AM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: ExCTCitizen

Obi decided to book a trip on Travelocity. Moving is hard so he needed a vacation.<<<<<<<<<

Wouldn’t surprise me. One of my cats, Weasel, once ordered a Christmas tree from the internet after I had ordered one and left the room for a few minutes. She wanted an additional tree, I suppose. Took me a very long time to try and straighten it out with the christmas tree company, as their Customer Service consisted of e-mail exchanges with an entity only known as “Rudolf”. He was not amused that I laid the blame on the cat, which was exactly what happened.


34 posted on 07/08/2014 10:31:04 AM PDT by Mjaye
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To: Mjaye

Cats are amazing!! Most people think they are lazy, but I think they are planning to take over the world. I think they could govern better then Washington.


35 posted on 07/08/2014 7:10:56 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: ExCTCitizen

Cats are amazing!! Most people think they are lazy, but I think they are planning to take over the world. I think they could govern better then Washington.<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Couldn’t agree more! The only thing they have in common with Obama, however, is their ability to blame others for everything, specifically dogs. For medical reasons, (mine), the cats now live in a special “catio” outside, and can no longer put the blame on the dog. But they used to always engineer food pilfering and the like to look as if the dog had done it.


36 posted on 07/10/2014 10:15:03 AM PDT by Mjaye
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To: Rapunzel

The shelter I volunteer for in Ft. Lauderdale only charges like $5.00 for a microchip. The most expensive vet I know charges $50.


37 posted on 07/12/2014 3:02:16 PM PDT by Fawn ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" Hosea 4:6)
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