Friday, October 28, 2005

Current Events: Cat sails to France

I'm not really a cat person, probably because I didn't grow up around cats, but I tip my hat to Emily, who made her way from Wisconsin to France:

Lesley McElhiney now figures her cat went prowling around a paper warehouse near home and ended up in a cargo container that went by ship across the Atlantic Ocean and was trucked to Nancy, a city in northeastern France near the border with Germany. Employees at a French lamination company found her in the container, checked her tags and called Emily's veterinarian, John Palarski, in Kimberly, just east of Appleton. Palarski called the McElhineys Monday to tell them their pet was safe, if a little hungry.

"It probably had access to food and water," Palarski said. "I doubt if it went three weeks without it. There must have been a lot of mice on the boat. Even if it was in the cargo department, you would assume there was water down there. She had to have something."

Link to story at Chicago Tribune (free reg req'd)

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