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Friday, September 16, 2011

Fuckin' Cats—How Do They Work?

Posted by on Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 8:23 AM

A calico cat named Willow, who disappeared from a home near the Rocky Mountains five years ago, was found on Wednesday on a Manhattan street and will soon be returned to her family, where two of the three children and one of the two dogs may remember her.

How she got to New York, more than 1,800 miles away, and the kind of life she lived in the city are mysteries.

But thanks to a microchip that was implanted when she was a kitten, Willow will be reunited in Boulder, Colo., with her owners, the Squireses, who had long ago given up hope.

“There are tons of coyotes around here, and owls,” Jamie Squires said. “We put out the ‘lost cat’ posters and the Craigslist thing, but we actually thought she’d been eaten by coyotes.”

Via NYTimes.com

 

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Cato the Younger Younger 1
May the cloud being save us if cats develop opposable thumbs and the ability to walk upright.
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on September 16, 2011 at 8:27 AM · Report this
MacCrocodile 2
The poor thing was just trying to make it on Broadway.

Keep dreamin', little guy.
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on September 16, 2011 at 8:29 AM · Report this
treefort 3
crazy weird. lots of fun mystery there, cause cats can't talk.
Posted by treefort on September 16, 2011 at 8:33 AM · Report this
Matt from Denver 4
Most likely the cat was taken in by someone who either didn't look for, or completely ignored, the lost signs and notifications, then moved to NYC, then let the cat get lost there.
Posted by Matt from Denver on September 16, 2011 at 8:53 AM · Report this
spamky 5
@1 halfway there
http://youtu.be/bwJWtz1nYbg
Posted by spamky on September 16, 2011 at 8:53 AM · Report this
care bear 6
@4 Well you're just no fun.
Posted by care bear on September 16, 2011 at 9:09 AM · Report this
7
I am glad they are getting their cat back. Let the memory live again!
Posted by CommonKnowledge on September 16, 2011 at 9:09 AM · Report this
raindrop 8
@4, I was about to comment that the poor dear got trapped in a some shipping container/truck - but your theory sounds more plausible.
Posted by raindrop on September 16, 2011 at 9:13 AM · Report this
9
I'm betting the cat sets out for NYC again within a day of returning to effing Boulder.
Posted by el ganador on September 16, 2011 at 9:25 AM · Report this
venomlash 10
@5: And the other half of the way there.
http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpres…
Shit.
Posted by venomlash on September 16, 2011 at 9:33 AM · Report this
11
Grant Brissey...closet Juggalo.
Posted by crystal meathead on September 16, 2011 at 9:34 AM · Report this
TreGibbs 12
The lure of Broadway certainly is strong...
Posted by TreGibbs on September 16, 2011 at 9:40 AM · Report this
TVDinner 13
Did anyone check on Lisa Dank's whereabouts five years ago?
Posted by TVDinner http:// on September 16, 2011 at 9:55 AM · Report this
dwightmoodyforgetsthings 14
If there's one thing cats don't do, it's work.
Posted by dwightmoodyforgetsthings http://www.reddit.com/r/spaceclop on September 16, 2011 at 9:59 AM · Report this
onion 15
I once rescued a cat off the side of the Panamerican Highway in buttfuck northwestern Costa Rica. I took her back to the States and had her for six years. If someone had been looking for here I have no idea, and then if that someone had found her up here it would have looked just as weird.
It's pretty simple. People find and keep lost or stray pets, and they take them places.
Posted by onion on September 16, 2011 at 10:11 AM · Report this
16
Probably picked up by a transient as a pet and taken there.
Posted by sonder on September 16, 2011 at 10:12 AM · Report this
17
The cat was eaten by a coyote. The coyote died while trying to cross the street (was hit by a bicycle and then a car who was trying to hit the bicycle). A feral cat ate some of the dead coyote - inadvertantly swallowing the microchip. It had calico babies (who were carried by swallows to New York) and one of those babies had the microchip.
Posted by subwlf on September 16, 2011 at 10:21 AM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 18
@5 and 10...Let me be the first to welcome the coming of the new "super cat" who has arrived to take over the world. We offer you much catnip and lots of fresh seafood in hopes that you will be kind to us poor humans.

And sorry about having a bunch of you spayed and neutered..a game show host told us to do it.
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on September 16, 2011 at 10:31 AM · Report this
very bad homo 19
@2 - She heard there was a musical called Cats!
Posted by very bad homo on September 16, 2011 at 10:51 AM · Report this
OuterCow 20
Just think how many blowjobs that cat had to give to get all the way to NYC! Add to that only 1 out of 5 truckers even LIKE cat blowjobs. That's determination.
Posted by OuterCow on September 16, 2011 at 11:20 AM · Report this
Geni 21
The Mothership beamed her back down after she completed her assignment, silly.
Posted by Geni on September 16, 2011 at 11:22 AM · Report this
22
Oh outercow @20, so great!
Posted by gloomy gus on September 16, 2011 at 12:25 PM · Report this
23
That calico is is a cool cat indeed, followed the jazz beat across the American vista to the hustle of NY to live a truant life with junkies and thieves, milking the system.

Ginsberg would be proud. MEOWL!
Posted by CommonKnowledge on September 16, 2011 at 12:34 PM · Report this
knobtheunicorn 24
@23 yeah I heard he was playing the piano way uptown at some hep little joint under the name Felonius Monk when the fuzz caught up to him.
Posted by knobtheunicorn on September 16, 2011 at 3:12 PM · Report this
emma's bee 25
@20: I LOLed in my mouth a little just then, thanx.
Posted by emma's bee on September 16, 2011 at 5:20 PM · Report this
26
Cats teleport. I thought everyone knew that.
Posted by ozchick on September 17, 2011 at 3:39 AM · Report this
27
They use magnets.
Posted by Gerald Fnord on September 17, 2011 at 9:14 AM · Report this
28
Harriet "Kitty" Tubman established a vast, complex kitteh underground by which kittehs travel the continent, thus escaping false imprisonment for accusations such as eating the family canary. They are given new identities, new lives of freedom, in the land of milk and tuna.
Posted by cattycat on September 18, 2011 at 3:18 PM · Report this

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